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slider 2 road side harvestingg pond
slider 3 Dust from feeder roads – kopie
slider 4 percolation pits along the road
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Slider 7 road side water harvesting storage pond

Videos

Water Harvesting on Roads

How to turn a liability of water run off from a road into a hydration opportunity.

More info: Roads for Water, Water for Roads
Produced by: Rob Avis
Year: 2013
Language: USA
Region: Ladakh, India, South Asia

The Political Ecology of Road Construction in Ladhak, North India

In this video, Jonathan Demege (Insitute of Development Studies, Sussex) presents the findings on the PhD research on the political ecology of road construction in Ladhak, North India.

More info: Roadsforwater
Produced by: MetaMeta
Year: 2014
Language: English
Region: India, South Asia

Watweg; Waterbezwaar op de Snelweg

The former IT Services, Department of Public Works is doing research on “water hazard” on highways. The profile of highways to measure and enter the Watweg program provides insight on how the water flows on the roads around. Using this data, the shape of the road can be adjusted. A good design remains a prerequisite.

Watch the video: Watweg; waterbezwaar op de snelweg

More info: www.BeeldbankVenW.nl
Produced by: Rijkswaterstaat
Year: 1986
Language: Dutch
Region: Netherlands

Roads for Water Video presentation

Did you know that 7 billion USD is spent on road construction every year in Sub Saharan Africa? Investment made in water resources management are not even close.
In this presentation Dr. Kifle Woldearagay from the Mekelle University in Ethiopia explains how proper planning of roads can benefit water supply and reduce erosion.

Webinar Roads for Water

In this webinar Ian Neal (Excellent Development) and Frank van Steenbergen (MetaMeta) present several examples that demonstrate how roads can be designed in ways that slow down runoff, minimize erosion and facilitate groundwater recharge. Many instances of water harvesting structures  are constructed in ways that improve access for rural communities, protect existing roads and even add to the roads network.
More information can be found on TheWaterChannel.

Roads for Water

Water can be an important cause of damage to roads, but we can also turn this around: roads have a major impact on the local availability of water resources. Roads change run-off, affect subsurface water flows, can cause compaction or gullying – but roads can also route water to storage ponds or recharge areas, can help retain water in dry riverbeds and ensure systematic spreading of floodwater.

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are the fastest growing in the world. Across Africa urbanisation trends urge the development of infrastructure to ‘unlock regions’ and improve transport means, and access to education and health. On the other side, the higher road and traffic density also holds a threat; increasing pressure on the natural resources to the – often poor – rural communities living along the road depending on agriculture.

In this video MetaMeta shows in a Google flight how these issues can be tackled and even how road communities can benefit of the road projects.

More info: mvanbeusekom@metameta.nl
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Year: 2013
Language: English
Region: Global

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