Webinar Today: Roads for Water
Question: How can dusty roads provide water?
Answer: By harvesting and storing rainwater when it falls on them.
A 30 mm rainfall over a 1-kilometre stretch of road can produce up to 100,000 litres of water. This number points to a huge potential. And not one that has not been tapped. The video ‘Water from Roads’ showcases examples of how rural communities in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda, Somaliland and Tanzania are using pits, ditches, ponds, drains, tanks, wells, culverts and a range of diversion structures to channel road runoff, store the water and use it for productive purposes (agriculture, fisheries, groundwater recharge).
In the webinar ‘Roads for Water’ later today (1400 GMT, click here for local timings), Ian Neal (Excellent Development) and Frank van Steenbergen (MetaMeta) will discuss more such examples. They will also talk about what we could learn from them in order to develop a nexus approach to infrastructure development and water harvesting.
To attend the webinar:
1) Go to https://metameta.adobeconnect.com/roads
2) Choose 'Enter as Guest'
3) Enter a screen name
4) That's it! You can now listen to the speakers, see their slides, ask them questions and share comments/questions
For more info about the speakers, the topic and for related resources, go to www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinar
See you there!