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The International Rainwater Harvesting Symposium was organized by RAIN, SearNet, AFRHINET, ICRAF, AgWA and IFAD between the 1 st until the 12th of June 2015 in Ethiopia. The meeting brought together policymakers, practitioners, the private sector, scientists, NGO workers and UN agencies. Over 100 participants from 15 countries shared approaches and techniques on how to better mainstream rainwater harvesting into policy and practice. This was done during a High Level Policy Dialogue, a Writeshop and a Practical Training. Through interactive panel discussions, keynote presentations and parallel workshops in the Policy Dialogue, key messages were captured in the Addis Ababa Declaration.

The training aimed at cross fertilization of knowledge and skills through discussion forums, practical demonstrations, field tours and exercises amongst experts and practitioners. These encompassed the subjects on design and dimensioning of varied rainwater harvesting, small-scale irrigation and WASH technologies. The central questions that the training sought to answer revolved around the technical nature of implementing rainwater harvesting technologies in dry lands. The practical training consisted in 4 different elements, which were carried out in 4 different days.

§  Day 1: Watershed approaches and water harvesting
§  Day 2: Harnessing seasonal rivers in arid lands
§  Day 3: Water harvesting from roads
§  Day 4: Surface and in situ water harvesting

All the presentations from the Practical Training of the International RWH Symposium in Ethiopia can be downloaded here.

 Day 1
§  Presentation Maarten Onneweer - Short introduction to water harvesting at watershed level in a development context
§  Presentation Reinier Visser – Integration of RWH interventions in a catchment approach
§  Presentation Taye Alemayehu – Remote Sensing for Rainwater Harvesting and Recharge Estimation under Data Scarce Conditions
§  Presentation Wilfred Muriithi – Hydrology of groundwater at Watershed
§  Plenary field examples 1 Nasser Kinaalwa – Catchment based Water Resource Management
§  Plenary field examples 2 Samwel Jakinda – Improving communal health through WASH
§  Plenary field examples 3 Sahnon Abass – Working at the catchment level
§  Plenary field examples 4 Alex Oduor – Watershed Planning & Management for enhanced and sustained food security
 Day 2
§  Workshop 1 Mutinda Munguti – Sand dams as 3R Best Practice
§  Workshop 2 Ian Neal
§  Workshop 3 Mohammed Banaga- Sand Dam in Sudan
§  Workshop 4 Eskinder Feleke
§  Plenary workshop 1 Nissen and de Trincheria – How to get more water from sand dams – for half the cost
§  Plenary workshop 2 De Trincheria – Sand Storage Dams
 Day 3
§  Workshop 1 Frank van Steenbergen – Road Side Planting
§  Workshop 2 Kifle Woldearegay – Paved Roads and Water: Interactions and Opportunities for Water Harvesting
§  Workshop 3 Bernard Muendo – Water harvesting from bridges(drifts) and crossings
§  Plenary workshop Frank van Steenbergen – Improving Livelihood Creating Resilience
 Day 4
§  Workshop 1 Shewaye Deribe – Wetlands – Water Harvesting
§  Workshop 2 Koen Sneyers – A Pragmatic Approach to Siting and Design of Livestock Water Ponds
§  Plenary workshop Kifle Woldearegay – Water Harvesting and Climate Change Adaption; the experience of Tigray region in Ethiopia
 
 Figure1 Ethi  Figure2 Ethi
          People in an Ethiopian village around a well                              Small-scale irrigated agriculture from a shallow well
 
Figure6 ethi    Figure 17
Local women sharing their experiences with the participants          Study visit at a small sand storage dam in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
                            of the practical training                         
 
 
                

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The International Rainwater Harvesting Symposium was organized by RAIN, SearNet, AFRHINET, ICRAF, AgWA and IFAD between the 1 st until the 12th of June 2015 in Ethiopia. The meeting brought together policymakers, practitioners, the private sector, scientists, NGO workers and UN agencies. Over 100 participants from 15 countries shared approaches and techniques on how to better mainstream rainwater harvesting into policy and practice. This was done during a High Level Policy Dialogue, a Writeshop and a Practical Training. Through interactive panel discussions, keynote presentations and parallel workshops in the Policy Dialogue, key messages were captured in the Addis Ababa Declaration.

The training aimed at cross fertilization of knowledge and skills through discussion forums, practical demonstrations, field tours and exercises amongst experts and practitioners. These encompassed the subjects on design and dimensioning of varied rainwater harvesting, small-scale irrigation and WASH technologies. The central questions that the training sought to answer revolved around the technical nature of implementing rainwater harvesting technologies in dry lands. The practical training consisted in 4 different elements, which were carried out in 4 different days.

§  Day 1: Watershed approaches and water harvesting
§  Day 2: Harnessing seasonal rivers in arid lands
§  Day 3: Water harvesting from roads
§  Day 4: Surface and in situ water harvesting

All the presentations from the Practical Training of the International RWH Symposium in Ethiopia can be downloaded here.

 Day 1
§  Presentation Maarten Onneweer - Short introduction to water harvesting at watershed level in a development context
§  Presentation Reinier Visser – Integration of RWH interventions in a catchment approach
§  Presentation Taye Alemayehu – Remote Sensing for Rainwater Harvesting and Recharge Estimation under Data Scarce Conditions
§  Presentation Wilfred Muriithi – Hydrology of groundwater at Watershed
§  Plenary field examples 1 Nasser Kinaalwa – Catchment based Water Resource Management
§  Plenary field examples 2 Samwel Jakinda – Improving communal health through WASH
§  Plenary field examples 3 Sahnon Abass – Working at the catchment level
§  Plenary field examples 4 Alex Oduor – Watershed Planning & Management for enhanced and sustained food security
 Day 2
§  Workshop 1 Mutinda Munguti – Sand dams as 3R Best Practice
§  Workshop 2 Ian Neal
§  Workshop 3 Mohammed Banaga- Sand Dam in Sudan
§  Workshop 4 Eskinder Feleke
§  Plenary workshop 1 Nissen and de Trincheria – How to get more water from sand dams – for half the cost
§  Plenary workshop 2 De Trincheria – Sand Storage Dams
 Day 3
§  Workshop 1 Frank van Steenbergen – Road Side Planting
§  Workshop 2 Kifle Woldearegay – Paved Roads and Water: Interactions and Opportunities for Water Harvesting
§  Workshop 3 Bernard Muendo – Water harvesting from bridges(drifts) and crossings
§  Plenary workshop Frank van Steenbergen – Improving Livelihood Creating Resilience
 Day 4
§  Workshop 1 Shewaye Deribe – Wetlands – Water Harvesting
§  Workshop 2 Koen Sneyers – A Pragmatic Approach to Siting and Design of Livestock Water Ponds
§  Plenary workshop Kifle Woldearegay – Water Harvesting and Climate Change Adaption; the experience of Tigray region in Ethiopia
 
 Figure1 Ethi  Figure2 Ethi
          People in an Ethiopian village around a well                              Small-scale irrigated agriculture from a shallow well
 
Figure6 ethi    Figure 17
Local women sharing their experiences with the participants          Study visit at a small sand storage dam in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
                            of the practical training                         
 
 
                

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