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Slider 7 road side water harvesting storage pond

Area studies

Under this category you can learn more about the context in which different initiatives take place. To expand the approach of roads for water it is very important to know how things work in different countries with diverse cultures and natural environment.

Concept note on converting borrow pits for water ponds in Mozambique

This note discusses the systematic conversion of borrow pits as source of water supply in Mozambique. Borrow pits provide the source material for the construction of road embankments – depending on the local area: gravel/ aggregates, silica sands, laterite sands, calcite. Once no longer used borrow pits can become an important and valuable source of water supply in different parts of the country. Rather than backfilling the borrow pits or leaving them unattended, they may be systematically transformed into sources of local water supply Read the note here

Field visits Tigray – Group presentations

In these presentations the groups share their lessons from fieldwork in Tigray, Ethiopia during the Regional Leadership Course in Mekelle. 

Country Experience on Road Water Management for Resilience

Find out here what activities are on-going in Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Ethiopia:

Country Visions for Road Water Management for Resilience

These countries share how they envision the future prospect and actions, of road water management for resilience:

Roads to the Rescue in Bangladesh

Outcomes of preliminary studies for using roads for water managment in coastal Bangladesh here

Road design standards for Local Government Engineering Department, Bangladesh

In this presentation the road design standards of the Local Government Engineering Department of Bangladesh. To read the presentation click here

Using Vetiver System for roadside protection

The Vetiver System can be used for roadside protection, and at the same time provide an income for roadside communities. This presentation includes examples, in which the Vetiver System was used for roadside and raiway protection. You can find the presentation here.

Source: The Vetiver Network International

Legislative and policy issues related to roads for water in Uganda

Legislative and policy issues related to roads for water in Uganda

Roads and water in Uganda: challenges and opportunities

In this presentation we explore the interactions and opportunities between roads and water along selected roads in Uganda roads-and-water-status-uganda

Lake pollution at Katosi Road – Uganda

Pictures of lake pollution at Katosi Road in Uganda here


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