Newsflash April 2018


Reaching the Millions

A deal for all stakeholders in global challenges: investing in the capture of rainfall at scale by:

  • The collection of runoff and floodwaters,
  • The retention and storage of this water,
  • Its use when required.

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Newsflash March 2017

Overcoming dry spells with FBFS

In Malawi, there has been a 4-week dry spell in January which damaged and affected the growth of many crops in the country. Two years ago, several in-situ water harvesting technologies (e.g. conservation agriculture, manure application, water absorption trenches, pit planting and road run-off storage techniques) have been introduced to farmers in Mitundu. What is a better time to assess the effect of these techniques than at the end of a dry spell?
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Yemen’s Burnt Granary

A war such as in Yemen, senseless and cynical, leaves behind so many scars.  Beyond the loss of those who die in air strikes and fights, it is those that go hungry and are exposed to diseases that were thought to be long under control.

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Newsflash February 2018

Thanks for voting!
Thanks to all of your votes, the project ‘’creating resilient dividends with road water management’’ by roads for water received the second place in the 2017 Resilience Awards! Roads for water is proud to be the runner-up and encouraged to continue contributing to a more resilient world.

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Newsflash January 2018

Vote for Roads for Water!  – Resilience Award 2017

By controlling runoff speed, mitigating destructive flood runoff and influencing sedimentation processes, roads are used to manage water catchments. In floodplains, roads play a role in flood protection and increasing shallow groundwater tables. Both increase the resilience of rural communities that live in flood-prone areas. Because of its efforts to create resilience dividends with road water management, MetaMeta is now a nominated finalist for the Zilient 2017 Resilience Award. Please vote on our project here (before midnight January 16th) and help us put road water management on the map!

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