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International Conference on Manual Irrigation Proceedings HTN Working Paper: WP 01/96

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Author: WISHART, G.
Year of Publishing: 1995
Publisher: RWSN (incl. HTN)
Institution: Skat

This document reports the proceedings of the International Conference on Manual Irrigation held September 4-8, 1995. The conference took place at the Toshali Sands Hotel in Puri, India and included field visits to manual irrigation sites in the state of Orissa.

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

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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:

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.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

UPGro abstracts from 41st IAH Congress, Sep 2014

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Author: Various
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher:
Institution: IAH/UPGro

The abstracts below were submitted and presented at the 41st Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists in Marrakech (15-19 Sep). They draw on work funded through the UPGro programme.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Helvetas Cameroon Experiences in Catchment Protection Activities Assessment

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Author: VAN DER WAARDE, J. J.
Year of Publishing: 2004
Publisher: Helvetas
Institution:

Helvetas Cameroon has been active for more than 10 years in water catchment protection in the North West Province. In this report a review is presented of the activities performed by Helvetas Cameroon in water catchment protection and the best practises are summarised. This was done by reviewing literature on water catchment protection and 6 field visits to sites where Helvetas Cameroon has been actively involved in water catchment protection.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

UPGro Catalyst projects A synthesis and individual project activities and results

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Author: UPGro
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution:

This report summarises the contribution to groundwater knowledge of the 15 catalyst projects funded through the UPGro programme between 2013 and 2014, plus the The Africa Groundwater Atlas and Literature Archive.
The projects worked in 12 individual countries (see next page - some countries had more than one project), and three had an Africa-wide focus or component.
At the time of writing two of the 15 projects are still running (Velasquez-Orta and Colombo). The Groundwater Atlas project will also continue as a major archive of African groundwater information.

UPGro Consortium Kick-off meeting presentations London, 22 April 2015

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Author: UPGro
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher:
Institution:

The second phase of the 'Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor' (UPGro) was launched in London on 22 April 2015. These are the powerpoint presentations from the day.

Optimizing Intensified Runoff from Roads for Supplemental Irrigation: Tigray Region, Ethiopia UNESCO-IHE MSc Thesis

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Author: Teweldebrihan M. D.
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: UNESCO-IHE
Institution:

From the UPGro Catalyst Project "Optimising Road Development for Groundwater Recharge and Retention"

This research has demonstrated that the road in the study area is having significant negative impact to the agricultural livelihoods, but that also it has a huge potential to be a key contributor to the enhancement of the livelihoods. The three major recommendations are :( 1) for the betterment of the impacts, it is suggested that Roads for water harvesting and multiple uses be mainstreamed in educational systems (2) There should be integration between relevant institutions and authorities (ERA, MoA as well as regional and zonal line offices) in making future road development plans. And (3) Awareness generation should be done to encourage farmers utilize the runoff from roads for productive purposes. Moreover, technical assistance and training's needs to be delivered at grass-root level.

How to Make Water Wise Roads

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Author: Steenbergen, F. van, K. Woldearegay, H.M. van Beusekom, D. Garcia Landarte, and M. Al-Abyadh
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: IFAD
Institution: Meta Meta, UPGro, RAIN

This note may serve as guideline on how to combine roads and water harvesting. The investment in roads in almost any country far exceeds that in local water management or watershed protection. Hence roads offer one of the largest opportunities to secure local water supplies, if done wisely and in an integrated way. This document describes both the governance and proceses to combine road development with water management as well as how recharge, retention and reuse (3R) of water can be enhanced through improved designs.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Atelier international sur les chaînes de distribution des pompes à pédales Développement de chaînes de distribution par le secteur privé en milieu rural

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Author: SCHMID, R.
Year of Publishing: 2002
Publisher: Skat Consulting
Institution:

Le présent rapport est un résumé des contributions, discussions et conclusions de "Atelier international sur les Chaînes de Distribution des Pompes à Pédales" qui s'est tenu du 18 au 24 octobre 2002 au Palais des Congrès de Niamey au Niger.

Proceedings of the 5th RWSN Forum 2006 Ghana Scaling up Local Entrepreneurship in Rural Water Supply to meet the MDGs

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2006
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat Foundation, MWRWH

This document reports the proceedings of the 5th Forum of the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN), held in Accra, Ghana, 27th – 30th November 2006.
The forum was organised by the steering committee of RWSN via its secretariat, hosted by Skat Foundation in Switzerland. The event itself was hosted by the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing (MWRWH) of the Government of Ghana.

Handpump Data 2009 (ARCHIVE - SEE UPDATE) Selected Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

Handpump data for selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (2007) Data for: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

FOR CITATION PURPOSES, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY:

Banks, B. & S. G. Furey (2016) What’s Working, Where, and for How Long. A 2016 Water Point Update to the RWSN (2009) statistics, GWC/Skat , RWSN, St. Gallen, Switzerland

(see link below)

Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Strategy 2012 to 2014 January 2012

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

The Final RWSN Strategy for 2012-2014, which describes the objectives, partners and activities. This includes 4 new themes and some new core partners.

RWSN Quarterly Newsletters - ENGLISH Archive of current and past newsletters

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution:

RWSN members receive a quarterly email newsletter,which is available in English and French.

PDF versions are posted here, Since 2012, email versions are posted via dgroups (http://dgroups.org/rwsn)

Bulletin trimestriel RWSN

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution:

Les membres de RWSN recevoir un bulletin électronique trimestriel, qui est disponible en anglais et en français.

Les versions PDF sont affichés ici, depuis 2012, les versions électroniques sont transmis via dgroups (http://dgroups.org/rwsn)

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RWSN Work Plans 2013

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

The work plans below have been developed by the RWSN theme coordinators to manage activities within the network to work towards the objectives of the 2012-2014 RWSN Strategy.

Capitalisation D'Experiences sur les Forages Manuels a Madagascar

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Author: PRACTICA
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation

Des techniques appropriées au contexte malgache et adoptées par les opérateurs :
well jetting, rota sludge et madrill. La recherche action est porteuse d’améliorations constantes et elle apporte une réponse aux contraintes rencontrées par les utilisateurs. Avec plus de 2000 forages réalisés le secteur du forage manuel a acquis sanotoriété en dépit de son absence dans la politique nationale du secteur eau. 4 fois moins cher que le forage motorisé le coût des forages manuels pratiqué à Madagascar est 2 à 3 fois moins élevé que dans les autres pays d’Afrique.
Un potentiel à confirmer pour donner une idée du marché et de l’impact attendu. Les standards d’équipements sont disparates et la définition d’un ensemble de normes techniques détaillées pour les forages manuels est indispensable.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Groundwater Resources of Malawi

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Author: ODA/IGS
Year of Publishing: 1983
Publisher: Republic of Malawi
Institution: Department of Lands, Valuation and Water

This report comprises a summary and interpretation of all available archive hydrogeological data from boreholes and wells up to December 1981. In addition, information has been obtained from the more recent work of the Groundwater Section, both in its general groundwater development programme and in the specific investigations into key aspects of the hydrogeology, primarily aquifer properties and water level fluctuations.

Report on The Performance of Afridev and Nira Handpumps on the Upper Regions Community Water Project (COWAP) Ghana Report for the GWSC/CIDA Community Water Project Upper Regions, Ghana

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Author: NAMPUSUOR, R. and S. MATHISEN
Year of Publishing: 2000
Publisher: COWATER
Institution: CIDA

Between 1974 and 1981, approximately 2700 boreholes were constructed and installed with handpumps in what was at the time the Upper Region of Ghana, under bilateral agreements between the governments of Ghana and Canada (the Canadian International Development Agency). The handpumps installed during this period were the Moyno and Monarch pumps, which, while robust, required heavier tools and equipment and some specialized skills to maintain. Management and maintenance of these sites was under a centralized system, whereby communities paid a tariff to the national water agency then responsible (the then Ghana Water and Sewerage Company), which fielded repair technicians to perform the work. Problems of long waiting times for repairs were very common due to repair team logistical problems, lack of equipment and shortages of spares.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

A preliminary study of training artisans in upgradeable techniques for family owned wells

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Author: MORGAN, P. and A. KANYEMBA
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher: Aquamor Pvt Ltd
Institution:

Several years ago Zimbabwe embarked on a program of upgrading family owned wells. This program was fully endorsed by the GOZ and operated under the MOHCW. The program has been well documented in papers and other publications. This program was based on the fact that for many decades individual families had chosen to upgrade their own wells privately and outside the formal GOZ rural water supply and sanitation program.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Optimising Road Development for Groundwater Recharge and Retention Final Workshop

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Author: Meta Meta Research / Mekelle University
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: Meta Meta Research
Institution:

This is one of the 15 UPGro Catalyst Projects. This one looked at ways at which roads can be used to improve groundwater recharge in Ethiopia. Below are the presentations from the final project workshop which from this exciting project.

There are also links to some the final reports (filed separately).

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

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