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slider 4 percolation pits along the road
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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

Fodder production with road water harvesting in African drylands

Flood based irrigation and road water harvesting are two viable and low-entry methods to boost fodder production in drylands. A high soil moisture content and prolonged plant growth can be ensured by spreading water on the field or by capturing it through trenches. These will allow water time to infiltrate slowly, this water will move in both vertical and lateral directions, thus recharging groundwater and soil moisture. Systematically introducing the spreading of short term floods from ephemeral rivers and from road drainage combined with water retention in trenches will lead to increase of soil moisture levels. Read the blog on this link

Comparative assessment of road runoff harvested water quality and that of other water sources

This research was aimed at analyzing the differences in physical-chemical water parameters
of road runoff harvested water compared to water obtained from other sources. A case study
was done in Makueni County. Specific objective was to gain insight on whether and how road
runoff water has different water quality characteristics compared to water not coming from a
road. Focusing on trends in physical and chemical parameters of water related to the different
types of use. Furthermore possible purification methods are identified in case this proved
needed. Overall this adds insight in the potential of the harvesting and storage of road runoff
water for different purposes of use. Read the full report here

Can road design boost water security in rural regions?

Read an article by “Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice” on how road design can boost water security in rural regions on this link –> 

International training course “Market-led SMARTechs for water and agriculture”

The SMART Centre Group and SNV are organising an introductory short course to provide policy makers and practitioners in water and agricultural management with a holistic set of knowledge and skills to take water and agricultural initiatives to the next level, to become true agents of change and accelerate reaching several SDGs simultaneously. For more information click here: International training course flyer

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

Finalists of the 2017 Resilience Awards!!!

Vote for us (5th) on this link! Thanks a lot!!

Manejo del agua de carreteras para la adaptacion al cambio climatico

Presentaciones del taller sobre  el Manejo del agua en Carreteras para la Adaptación al Cambio Climático

Introduccion Caminos para el agua en Bolivia

Carreteras y comunidades resilientes: opciones para Bolivia PowerPoint y pdf

Presentacion de tecnologias

Presentacion Administradora Boliviana de Carreteras

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