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…

Collecting Water With Roads – ground-breaking research wins Global Environment Award

Water is short in many places but roads are everywhere – and when it rains it is often along these roads that most water runs, as roads unknowingly either serve as dike or a drain. By harvesting the water with…

Roads for Water – new research puts Ethiopian farmers in the driving seat

Media Release World Water Day is an opportunity to reflect on the immense challenge that faces millions of people every day. Much of Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, is notably off-track from the Millennium Development Goals[i], which come to an end…

How to… design roads for water harvesting and groundwater recharge

Roads can devastate a landscape - scarring it, creating barriers for wildlife and accelerating stormwater so that valuable farmland, habitats and homes get washed away or polluted. What if didn't have to be that way? What if roads would work…

Roads for Water: Effecting Change in Tigray, Ethiopia

from the WaterChannel: Question: How can dusty roads provide water? Answer: By harvesting and storing rainwater when it falls on them.  A 30 mm rainfall over a 1-kilometre stretch of road can produce up to 100,000 litres of water. This number…

“FLUORIDE IN GROUNDWATER: A DEBILITATING SCOURGE” Catalyst Project Webinar, 2 May

UPDATED 9 MAY Watch recording Part 1: Dr Seifu Kebede- Genesis of Fluoride in Groundwater in Ethiopia Part 2: Sara Datturi- Fluorosis Mitigation in Ethiopian Central Rift Valley Part 3: Q and A session Fluorine is an element abundant in…

UPGro research paper on Sketetal Fluorosis in Ethiopia

New paper by Redda Tekle-Haimanot, Gebeyehu Haile, part of the "Improving access to safe drinking water_prospection for low-fluoride sources Groundwater" Catalyst Project ABSTRACT This study compared the occurrence of skeletal fluorosis in chronic consumers of locally brewed alcoholic beverages and…