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Why Invest In Roads for Water To Achieve Climate Resilience?

There is an estimated annual investment of 1-2 Trillion USD in roads – with the bulk of this amount in low and middle income countries. With the rapid expansion
of feeder roads these investments are moreover present everywhere. We argue that climate funds should be used to retool roads to promote climate resilience. You can read more  here

New presentation on controlled sand mining along roads

Sand often accumulate along roads and road drainage systems. The controlled mining of this sand provides an alternative source of income for roadside communities and at the same time contributes to road maintenance. You can read about experiences from Ethiopia here

Finalist of the Global Resilience Partnership “Water Window Challenge”!!!

Our project “Roads to the Rescue” in Bangladesh is one of the 16 finalists of the Water Window Challenge. We already started our collaboration with Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology to increase the resilience of coastal polder areas of Bangladesh!

New video: Harvesting Road Runoff to Recharge Groundwater

We recently produced the video: Harvesting Road Runoff to Recharge Groundwater in Ethiopia. You can watch it here

World Water: Stormwater Management Magazine

Read our latest article in World Water: Stormwater Management Magazine. Click here

New report from Afar Region, Ethiopia

This new report explores current practices and challenges on road water harvesting in Afar pastoralist area, Ethiopia. To read the report click here: Roads for Water in Pastoralist Areas_Afar

Future perfect: resilience challenge winners tackle perennial problems

Roads for Water was mentioned as one of the Global Resilience Challenge winners in The Guardian. To read the full article click here.

Read our latest article in Farming Matters Magazine – The wisdom of water

We are very happy to have contributed to the latest issue of Farming Matters – The wisdom of water. This issue of Farming Matters reveals how family farming based on agroecology is key to better water management. These pages document stories of farmers that have created their own solutions together with others, by building upon traditional practices or by adapting and creating new techniques.

Click on this link to read the magazine: Farming matters 31.3 – September 2015

Roads for water among the eight winners of the Global Resilience Challenge

We are ecstatic to announce that our project “New Roads for Resilience: Connecting Roads, Water and Livelihoods” was selected by the Global Resilience Partnership as one of the eight winning teams of the Global Resilience Challenge!! The selected teams will implement transformative resilience solutions to problems that threaten the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel and South East Asia!


World Highways Magazine – Water from Roads?

Check out our article in World Highways Magazine – Emergent Edition

World Highways Magazine – Article Water from Roads

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