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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (2016)

Arid African Alluvial Aquifers Labs securing water for development

Arid African Alluvial Aquifers

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Titre : Arid African Alluvial Aquifers Labs securing water for development

Research & Development

Pays/ Région : Sub-Saharan Africa

Durée : Jun 2016 - Dec 2021

Descriptif
The proposal aims to co-develop, test, share and compare with farmers and partners methodologies to create a reliable and sustainable source of water for agriculture in three semi-arid to arid regions of Sub-Sahara Africa, using water underlying dry river beds and upscale these methodologies for use at river basin scale while maintaining sustainable abstraction limits and minimising negative social and ecological consequences. We will do so by developing experimental sites (“living labs”) where smallholder farmers, practitioners, agricultural extension fficers, water engineers and students co-develop new (technological, agronomic, financial, market) approaches of accessing and using shallow groundwater for productive purposes, and evaluate the hydrological, social and economic effects and impacts. Co-learning will be institutionalised at the sites, and between the three sites, through conscious monitoring and evaluations by farmers and other players, assisted by local students.

Partenaires  : Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Mozam, Oxfam Zim, Acacia Water, Mekelle Univ, Dabane Trust

Financement : Stichting IHE Delft
Budget : 773.460 EUR

Présentation (IHE Delft)

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