Practices and Hydrological Effects of Road Water Harvesting in Northern Ethiopia: Towards Design of Multi-Functional Infrastructures

Road water management has been systematically introduced and up-scaled in Ethiopia, and the hydrological effects of the intervention have been continuously monitored since 2014. We recently published a new report showing: (a) the approaches followed and techniques implemented to promote road water harvesting, and (b) the hydrological effects and benefits of the interventions in Tigray region, Ethiopia. Results of the study revealed that harvesting water from road catchments is found to have several benefits: increase in shallow groundwater recharge (see graph), improvement in soil moisture (up to 90% increase), and increase in the availability of surface water in ponds and reservoirs. You can find the newly published article here

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Last modified: December 2, 2019