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Where does the water flow? Roads runoff, soil erosion, groundwater, livelihoods and poverty alleviation in Tigray, Ethiopia

Author
Welle, K., R. Alba, J. Demenge, A. Addisu and K. Manjur

Year of Publishing
2014

Publisher
Institute of Development Studies, University of Mekelle, Meta Meta Research

Institution


Description:

The study is part of the UpGro project. Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro). Based on fieldwork conducted in 2014 in the semi‐arid region of Tigray, Ethiopia, this report explores the physical and socio‐economic impacts of road related surface and groundwater flows – and how people cope with and adapt to them. We argue that two distinctive objectives of improving road connectivity and improving water availability for irrigation – are linked and could be served by the same infrastructure, which we call multifunctional roads.

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Bibliographical Information:

Welle, K., R. Alba, J. Demenge, A. Addisu and K. Manjur (2014) Where does the water flow?. Roads runoff, soil erosion, groundwater, livelihoods and poverty alleviation in Tigray, Ethiopia , June 2014 , Institute of Development Studies, University of Mekelle, Meta Meta Research


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