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Resilient roads and resilient road water environments in Tajikistan – Workshop presentations

The Republic of Tajikistan is the mos vulnerable country to climate change. A combination of floods, landslides, mudslides and droughts are threatening the country’s infrastructure and food security. Despite having plenty of surface water resources, some parts of the country experience water scarcity during the dry season. The “Roads for Water” team assessed the challenges and opportunities to combine road and water management in Tajikistan and have more resilient roads and road water environments. These are the workshop presentations, both in English and Russian:

1.Making Roads Work for Water Management_English

1.Making Roads Work for Water Management_Russian

2. The Need to Combine Road and Water Management in Tajikistan_English

2. The Need to Combine Road and Water Management in Tajikistan_Russian

3. Resilient roads resilient road water environments_English

3. Resilient roads resilient road water environments_Russian

4. Bio-engineering in Tajikistan_Tajik 

 

 

Uncovering the Opportunities for Improving Road Water Management for Resilience in Mahottari Distict, Nepal

This report assesses the scope for making use of roads for climate resilience and improved water management in Nepal. The study is part of the Roads for Water Initiative. The report presents an overview of problems currently caused by a mismatch between road construction and water management and gives recommendations on how to use roads to increase climate resilience. Read the report here

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

This report assesses the scope for making use of roads for building climate resilience and improved water management in Mozambique. With 30,121 kilometres of roads in Mozambique the more systematic integration of road maintenance/ improvement and water management presents an important opportunity to increase climate resilience. Read the full report here

Road Crossings for Water Harvesting in Dry Rivers: Non-Vented Drifts as Sand Dams

This Practical Note discusses the siting, the design and the construction of road crossings in dry
riverbeds to harvest and retain flood water. With extensive road construction programs ongoing in
most part of the world and 60% of new roads to be added from 2010 to 2025 globally, the
opportunities to combine road development with water management are substantial. Within this the
use of road drifts – in particular the use of nonvented drifts functioning as sand dams in semiarid
and arid areas – is an important and in most countries underutilized opportunity to harvest flood
water. Read the note here

New video! The Promise of Roads for Polder Water Management and Flood Protection in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s polder areas support the lives and livelihoods of more than 8 million people. The key issue within the polders is drainage, exacerbated over the years by the rise in level of coastal rivers due to siltation and sea-level rise due to climate change. Want to learn some of the solutions? Watch this video

Roads for Water: experiences from Malawi

New video from a field visit to a site in the Lilongwe district of Malawi, where road water diversion and harvesting structures have been created by a group of farmers. Thanks to the water harvesting, there is less soil erosion and gullies, as well as better crops and emergence of springs as a result of groundwater recharge. Watch the video here

Roads as instruments for resilience: Opportunities in Zambia

New presentation exploring main opportunities to implement road water management for resilience in Zambia. Check it here!

New video: Floodways in floodplains: Preserving wetland functions’ and use

While preserving the functions of wetlands, floodways reduce the impacts of roads on floodplains allowing the water to pass trough the road in a controlled manner. By using this approach, damage produced by soil and water erosion to the road is also reduced with complementary measures such as rock cladding on the sides of the road and tree planting along the road. Watch the video here

Aproveitamento de agua em projectos de estradas – ANE

This presentation prepared by ANE (Administração Nacional de Estradas) – the Mozambican Road National Administration – gives and overview of the mozambican road network, climate change related threats to roads and the potential of water harvesting. Read the presentation here.

Brochure in Portuguese – Gestão de Água através de Estrada para Resiliência em Moçambique

Roads for Water Management and Resilience in Mozambique. This brochure – written in Portuguese -briefly showcases beneficial road water management practices relevant for Mozambique. The brochure can be accessed here

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