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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2002

REHYDRATING THE EARTH Systems research on small groundwater retaining structures under local management in arid and semi-arid areas of east Africa

Groundwater Local Management

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : REHYDRATING THE EARTH Systems research on small groundwater retaining structures under local management in arid and semi-arid areas of east Africa

Région : Afrique de l’Est

Code du projet : ICA4-CT-2002-10005 FP5-INCO 2

Durée : From 2002-09-01 to 2005-08-31

Descriptif
The research focuses on the (semi-) arid areas in Kenya and Tanzania. Within a setting of demanding natural circumstances, growing pressure on natural resources and difficult economic conditions including rural-urban migration, there is an urgent need to improve the rural and semi-urban local conditions. In Eastern Kenya, in the Kitui and Tsavo regions, several successful groundwater structures were built the last 6 years. The project will investigate the different parameters for success of the Kenyan systems with respect to technological possibilities sustained by social, economic, organisational and managerial factors of the communities and local government. The outcome is tested parallel in the Tanzanian area. Results in both areas will lead to the production of a manual for design, operation and maintenance of small water retaining structures, with focus on local management and community participation.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (Netherlands)
Participants : IRC - INTERNATIONAL WATER AND SANITATION CENTRE Netherlands ; KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN Belgium ; PROJECTGROEP VOOR TECHNISCHE ONTWIKKELINGSSAMENWERKING V.Z.W. Belgium ; SAHELIAN SOLUCTIONS FOUNDATION Kenya ; UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania ; UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI Kenya ; WESTERVELD CONSERVATION TRUST Kenya

Budget
Coût total : EUR 522 827
Contribution UE : EUR 401 000

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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