slider 1 road side storage dry

slider 2 road side harvestingg pond
slider 3 Dust from feeder roads – kopie
slider 4 percolation pits along the road
slider 5 Ponding at culvert in road DSC08234
slider 6 road side waterlogging
Slider 7 road side water harvesting storage pond


Here you can find documents and presentations on participation and community involvement. The Roads for Water project emphasises its importance and we are very eager to learn more!

International Online Course on Water Harvesting

Deadline extended – 15.01.2019


International Online Course on:
“Water Harvesting for land ecological restoration”

The Water Harvesting Lab of the University of Florence is proposing the 4thInternational Online Course on Water Harvesting, covering the topic of “Water Harvesting for land ecological restoration”.

The deadline for the course enrollment has been extended up to January 15th, 2019, and an additional module on “Road water harvesting for landscape restoration” is announced

In arid and semi-arid regions, in order to increase the resilience to climate change, there is the need to focus the attention on interventions able to contribute to land ecological restoration. Adoption of restorative land use and recommended management practices through Water Harvesting are then important to strengthening numerous ecosystem services.
The course will be co-organised involving lecturers from the Università degli  Studi di Brescia (IT), MetaMeta Research (NL) and the Institute of Arid Regions(TUN). The module of the course will cover:

  1. Main drivers of land degradation
  2. Social and economic aspects of land degradation and land restoration
  3. Effects of water harvesting techniques on soil properties and water management
  4. Water harvesting for vegetation recovery (rangeland and forestry)
  5. Road water harvesting for landscape restoration

 Deadline for application: January 15th, 2019 
Start and end dates: from February 18, 2019, to October 31, 2019
Course fee: € 150
The course will not be activated if the number of paying applicants is less than 5

  • 5 places reserved for BSc and MSc students of the University of Florence.
  • 5 places reserved for PhD students of the University of Florence.
  • 5 researchers and personnel researchers and doctor.
  • No tuition fee is due for a total of 10 participants from countries where the issue of water scarcity and access to water is a limiting factor for the development, and where payment of the registration fee can be a hindering factor for enrollment in the course.

More info on the call and applications at:
Elena Bresci (course coordinator) – Giulio Castelli

Semi-Circular Bunds by RUVIVAL Team and newTree is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Guideline on Road Maintenance Groups – Nepal

This document explains the steps to establish Road Maintenance Groups along rural roads in Nepal. Prepared by DOLIDAR. DOLIDAR Road Maintenance Groups

Well-being method for social survey

How to create a connection between the interviewed person and the person interviewing? Read more here.

Where does the Water Flow – Social Report

Where does the Water Flow? Roads Runoff, Soil Erosion, Groundwater, Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation in Tigray, Ethiopia.

Authors: Katharina Welle, Rossella Alba, Jonathan Demenge, Alemu Addisu and Kebede Manjur

Year: 2014


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