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General

This category includes documents that have a wide scope and touch upon multiple themes. Feel free to have a look and engage with the material. Let us know if you have experiences and material to share, we are very keen to hear from you!

Roads for Water: Scaling up

Some of the success factors on Roads for Water Programme under the Global Resilience Partnership Scaling Up Roads for Water

Supporting local authorities on rural roads HIMO in Burkina Faso

HELVETAS is promoting the HIMO approach (high labor intensity) in Burkina Faso since 2002 and the start of its country program. The approach is mainly integrated ini nfrastructures projects in particular for the construction of rural roads andi mproving accessibility of villages in rural Burkina Faso. See the presentation here.

Environmental Impact Assessment – Roads to the Rescue

Based on the assessment and classification of road – water issues in Polder 26 and 43 2F, Polder 32 and LGED Khajuria Sub-project, this report outlines several options and opportunities to improve these issues. Overall, the implementation of the proposed measures will lead to environmental benefits in the polder areas by reducing waterlogging, erosion and salinity. At the same time, agriculture productivity will increase and the overall socio-economic situation in the polders will improve. Read the full report here

Reaping the fruits from road water harvesting

Want to know how road water harvesting can boost your farming business? Read the story from Mr. and Mrs. Mwania who live in the semi-arid part of Makueni and are reaping many fruits from road water harvesting. 

Reaping fruits of road water harvesting – Mwania’s story

Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management in the Design and Construction of Roads

Road construction often changes surface runoff patterns which, if unmanaged, can lead to water-related problems. The most common design approach in road development is to allow water to flow through hydraulic structures (roadside ditches, culverts, bridges) to ensure the safety of the structures. In many countries, water shortages are a common challenge. Research carried out in Ethiopia and other countries shows that water harvesting from roads has multiple benefits: it enhances soil moisture and groundwater recharge; it increases the availability of surface water for multiple uses; it reduces flooding and erosion at downstream areas; and it increases the resilience of local communities to droughts and rainfall variability. MetaMeta was given the assignment to assess and introduce the systematic use of roads for water management in Zambia. Read the full report here.

Launching Road-Run Off Water Harvesting Campaign for 2017/18 Season in Malawi

While the onset of rains marks the beginning of the cropping season in Malawi, it also brings a lot of challenges like flooding, soil erosion and damage to infrastructure including roads. Road run off if not properly managed is a hassle for many farmers whose fields lie along or nearby water ways, roads or footpaths. To avert these, farmers of Mitundu and Chiwamba Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) and Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi (RHAM) through the flood Based Livelihood Network Malawi Chapter (FBLN – Mw) on 1st December, 2017 launched roads for water activities for the 2017/2018 growing season. In total 86 farmers are participating in the programme this year up from 17 farmers who were trained last year. Check out the report here

Optimizing road infrastructure for flood preparedness and emergency and post emergency response

Presentation for the “2nd Technical Knowledge Exchange on Resilient Transport” organized by the World Bank:   Optimizing Road Infrastructure for Flood Resilience

Roads in flood plains

Presentation on managing water around roads in flood plains and design considerations available here

Creating resilience dividends with road water management

Multi-functional roads can create resilience dividends. Not only by mitigating negative consequence and saving costs, though moreover by creating multiple and diverse opportunities to revitalize road corridors. This means it is not only about substituting crisis management for risk management, rather it provides benefits that are “good for wealth, well-being, profit, growth and development”. 

Creating Resilience Dividends With Road Water Management

Roads for Water Guided Learning Package

This training course has been established to familiarize participants with road water management
approaches and technologies. The participants will be enabled to apply the acquired knowledge
and skills in their area to find possibilities to improve the present situation and plan for the
future.

Guided Learning on Roads Water Management

Presentation Guided Learning

 

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