UNESCO/IHE - Roads for water

UNESCO/IHE - Roads for water

In Tigray, Ethiopia, Mekelle University, UNESCO-IHE and MetaMeta have been working on an innovative road design to avoid damage and make productive use of runoff. Roads are used as water harvesting structures to guide, collect and store runoff that can later be used for agriculture and livestock. Communities have built more than 100 pilots: a large number of innovative techniques were used with a major impact. On governance the main innovation has been to make sure the local roads authority and the agriculture authority dovetailed their activities.

Contact: Abraham Mehari (a.meharihaile@unesco-ihe.org)

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