A4Labs
Enhancing productive use of alluvial aquifers

Arid African Alluvial Aquifers - A4Labs

PROJECT UPDATES

October 2019 - Click the picture below to watch our short video with our farmers testing the new abstraction and irrigation methods in Zimbabwe and Mozambique! 
Or go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-jooLBWqXI
 
September 2019 - Read the blog from IHE Delft's Annelieke Duker, Lecturer/Researcher in Irrigation Management ‘'Bone-dry' sand river of vital importance to Zimbabwean farmers
    
 
July 2019 - New results published by Evelien Rietdijk et al.! Read all about their work on adaptive development pathways, a novel planning approach for vulnerable communities facing an uncertain future. 
Rietdijk E., Timmermans J., Kwakkel J.H., Van der Zaag P. July 2019. Adaptive development pathways - a novel planning approach for vulnerable communiteis facing an uncertain future. Published at TU Delft DeltaLinks.
 
June 2019 - Within the Arid African Alluvial Aquifers - A4Labs project, IHE Delft signed an MoU with the Department of Irrigation Development in Harare. They will, among other things, undertake action research to map the potential water storage of sand rivers in Zimbabwe for irrigation development.
 
June 2019 -  Read the blog (in Dutch) from IHE Delft's Annelieke Duker, Lecturer/Researcher in Irrigation Management ‘Kurkdroge’ #zandrivier van levensbelang voor boeren in #Zimbabwe'

2018 - Out now! Latest findings of water productivity and hydrological research along sand river aquifers in Tekeze, Ethiopia: 

Villani, L. Castelli, G., Hagos, E.Y., & Bresci, E. (2018). Water productivity analysis of sand dams irrigation farming in northern Ethiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development, 112(1), 139-160. https://doi.org/10.12895/jaeid.20181.726

Gebremicael, T. G., Mohamed, Y. A., v. Zaag, P., and Hagos, E. Y. (2017). Temporal and spatial changes of rainfall and streamflow in the Upper Tekezē–Atbara river basin, Ethiopia, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2127-2142, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2127-2017.

October 2017 - A special session on alluvial aquifers during the 2017 WaterNet conference in Namibia was well attended! Sharing best practices and strengthening the emerging community of practice for enhancing rural livelihoods in arid Africa.

May 2017 - A4Lab Mozambique partners - among them local authorities of Quijá District, the NGOs Oxfam Mozambique, ADCR and Kulima, the Institute Superior Politécnica de Gaza - together with Tibor Stigter and Pieter van der Zaag of IHE Delft were supported by staff and the flying sensors of ThirdEye based in Xai Xai when making a first assessment of water availability in the dry river beds of the Limpopo near Chókwè. Many children enjoyed the distraction on this sunny Sunday afternoon. Many thanks Milton and Nadja den Besten!

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