Debating real-world community-based management of water points

Community-management has been the mainstay of rural water supplies in Africa, and in many other parts of the world, but is it the only way? Are there better alternatives? In this lively webinar, researchers from the UPGro Hidden Crisis project…

African governments acknowledging the Hidden Crisis

Survey results of rural water points in Uganda, Ethiopia and Malawi presented to government ministry chiefs 'Functionality' of a water point is more than a binary is water flow at the time of inspection? YES/NO Government partners see the value in how the research can improve monitoring and evaluation of rural water supplies

Can road design boost water security in rural regions?

re-posted from GRIPP Roads for Water is integrating road construction and small water infrastructure to harvest rainwater from small catchments for productive use, while reducing road damage and simplifying road maintenance. Improving road drainage design is reducing soil erosion and increasing…

Groundwater mapping “fundamental” to climate resilient water supplies in Ethiopia

by Dr John Butterworth, IRC WASH, re-posted with permission Climate resilient WASH is about new ways of working across the traditional humanitarian and development sectors. We went to one of the harshest spots in Ethiopia, and surely in the world,…

UNICEF to commission remote sensing prospection of groundwater in Ethiopia

UNICEF Ethiopia plans in 2018 to map the groundwater potential of 41 woredas (administrative divisions) within EU’s Resilience Building programme (RESET II). The methodology used in 2016/17 can be found in the links below: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/hydrogeological-study-drought-affected-areas-afar-somali-oromia-and-snnp-regions-ethiopia-part-1 http://washdev.iwaponline.com/content/early/2016/07/08/washdev.2016.021 The 2018 methodology will…

Ethiopian farmers and households have their say on their groundwater needs

re-posted from: Grofutures.org The GroFutures team in Ethiopia has recently completed a survey of 400 households from predominantly agricultural communities within the Becho and Koka Plains of the Upper Awash Basin of Ethiopia; there are the same communities where the GroFutures team recently constructed and…

Cultiver les données : comment les agriculteurs éthiopiens récoltent les données pour favoriser leurs semis #60IAH2016

Quel temps va-t-il faire ? Beaucoup de gens se posent la question, mais pour beaucoup d'Éthiopiens la réponse peut faire la différence entre affluence et pauvreté. L'Èthiopie est un pays riche et divers de près de 100 millions d'habitants, 88 langues…