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VICTOR MUTUNGA Founder & Executive Director / Water

Professional in all water projects i.e sand dams,earth dams, boreholes,concrete tanks for 104,000litres, water pipelines, calculation of both hardware and local materials and come up with abill of quantities, supervision for the construction environmental conservation, water resources conservation, survey, drawing and designing of hydraulic structures, disaster and disaster risk reduction

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FROM THE PROVISION OF BASIC NEEDS TO THE

community's resources. They also provide a variety of training such as resource management, sanitation and hygiene and leadership skills. By 2021, over 320 sand dams have been constructed by communities in the central part of Kitui District. Globally this is the highest concentration of sand dams constructed anywhere in the world.

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From Rhetoric to Practice Gender Participation in the

Sand dams are not new in the district. The earliest were constructed during the colonial period in 1950's, and most of these are still in existence. At that time, they were referred to as sub-surface dams because the water is stored below the surface. However, the term 'sub-surface dam' is used in some countries to refer to a barrier below the

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Saving a Corner of the Aral Sea World Bank

Sep 01, 2021 · A new dam Under the Northern Aral Sea project, the World Bank has helped build the eight-mile Kok-Aral Dam, completed in August 2021, which separates the two parts of the Sea. Prior water control structures on both the Aral Sea and Syr Darya River had either generated only temporary benefits or failed altogether.

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Water Harvesting Guidelines to Good Practice. by WOCAT

These guidelines provide an overview of proven good practice in water harvesting from all over the world. They form a practical reference guide while providing support and specific technical

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Rainwater Harvesting Training a Great Success with 95

In Kitui people saw rock catchments, subsurface dams and worked on actual sand dam engineering. Part III Conference in Amboseli National Park The conference continued with each conference day focusing on a specific topic (1) climate change and climate adaptation, (2) erosion and livelihoods in Amboseli and (3) catchments and water balances.

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Find out more about our latest collections and future releases. Subscribe to receive email updates about SAND products, services and events. . Male . When you subscribe you confirm you have agreed to our privacy policy, and that you are 16 years old or older.

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Road driftsGreen Roads for Water

This chapter discusses the siting, design, and construction of road crossings in dry riverbeds to harvest and retain floodwater. The use of road drifts, particularly culvertless "non-vented drifts" functioning as sand dams in semiarid and arid areas, is an important and

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Resource LibrarySahelian Solutions Foundation ()

The cost of an average sand storage dam with a minimum life span of 50 years and storage of at least 2.000 m3 is about US$ 7.500. Some 40% of overall construction cost is provided by the community. They are involved in the construction of sand storage dams by provision of labour and raw materials through sand dam management groups.

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Siting of a non-vented driftGreen Roads for Water

Third, it is important to understand hydrology. In selecting the site for a non-vented drift-sand dam, special attention must be given to the amount and periodicity of rainfall in the area, the floodwater within the catchment area, and historical flood levels. A hydrological study of the area and information from the local community are essential.

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A Kenyan Non Governmental

Sharing the success of sand damsExcellent Development

Published in November 2021. Excellent Development and Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF) recently hosted a training course for four organisations from around the world to learn first-hand about the siting, design, construction and impacts of sand dams in drylands.

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Sand dams are key in water supply drylands Kenyaby

Sep 07, 2021 · The further material and technical knowledge is provided by . Additionally, the community receives training on the different types of water harvesting technologies and the sand dam technology. When learning how a sand dam is constructed and how it operates the members also learn how to maintain and repair the dam (and wells if present).

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Manual on SAND DAMS in Ethiopia

4.1 Training of local communities 4.2 Management 4.2 Technical maintenance 4.3.1 Repairing cracks and weak points in the dam 4.3.2 Cleaning of the outlet 4.3.3 Removing silt from the top of riverbed of the reservoirSand dams can also be built in gullies to supply sand, while also rehabilitating the gullies. For example 10 sand dams built

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Sand Dams and Subsurface DamsSSWM Find tools for

A sand dam is a small dam built above ground and into the riverbed of a seasonal sand river, conditions that are found across the world's drylands. Its purpose is to capture and store water beneath sand (ED n.y.) upstream of a sand dam sand accumulates, resulting in additional groundwater storage capacity of riverbed and riverbanks.

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Water from Dry Riverbeds

Sand dams 45 7.1 History of sand dams 45 7.2 Functions of sand dams 46 7.3 Five types of sand dams 47 7.4 Criteria for construction of successful sand dams 48 7.4.1 Site criteria 48 7.4.2 Design criteria 51 7.4.3 Maintenance criteria 53 Chapter 8. Mwiwe Sand Dam 54 8.1 Yield of water from Mwiwe Sand Dam 54 8.2 Design calculations for Mwiwe Sand

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A Practical Guide to Sand Dam implementation April 2021

1.2 Sand dams management broad overview Sand dams in the 3R context Sand dams are an important 3R technology in the water buffer management approach. The concept of sand storage dams is already known for decennia and there numerous examples of sand dams construct in many countries such as India, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Kenya.

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A Kenyan Non Governmental

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Soil,Water & Environmental Conservation Foundation, Mwingi. 2,447 likes · 8 talking about this · 1 was here. SWECF KENYA supports rural communities

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Anokhi Kalayil Sustainability Consultant Researcher

Analysed the monthly reports from the African Sand Dam Committee regarding the productivity of the self help groups which benefited from a sand dam pioneered by Excellent Development. Analysed the income per capita and gender imbalance correlation and

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Sand Dam Training In Ethiopia

Sand Dam Training In Ethiopia. Show the replenishment of the sand dam at every rain event and the use of the stored water during dry conditions a survey to the impacts of sand dams shows that communities with sand dams daily spend 120 hours on fetching domestic water compared to 143 hours for communities without a sand dam for livestock these numbers are 123 and 139

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Africa Sand Dam Foundation Founder and Proprietor

Africa Sand Dam Foundation is a registered Non governmental Organization which works in South Eastern Kenya primarily in Machakos, Makueni and Kitui Counties. Our main focus is to implement projects that administer water, food and income security to

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The Lifeplus Foundation

This is particularly true of our specific support for the shared program of The Water Project /ASDF (African Sand Dam Foundation) in southeast Kenya. Project types in this area include constructing sand dams and adjacent wells for critical water access as well as rainwater harvesting systems at local schools to provide water coverage for

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Healthier economy in tailings management

's EcoTails™ system is a sustainable solution for tailings management. At the same time, it reduces total cost of ownership of a mine.In regions where water scarcity is a pressing issue, the cost of water is increasing, and combined with declining ore grades, revenue per tonne is declining. The EcoTails™ system addresses several key issues related to water resources and tailing

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Techniques for road-water harvestingGreen Roads for Water

Road runoff can also be collected in surface storage small ponds, dams, borrow pits, or cisterns. Borrow pits can be systematically used as recharge, storage, or seepage ponds. These pits are excavations of source materials—sand, gravel, soil—for road construction and

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LEGO DAM BREACH NEW SAND CITY COLLAPSE YouTube

lego dam breach and new sand lego city collapse

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Water Harvesting Guidelines to Good Practice. by WOCAT

These guidelines provide an overview of proven good practice in water harvesting from all over the world. They form a practical reference guide while providing support and specific technical

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A new age of agricultural success for dryland farmers in

Kick-starting sand dams in Malawi. In February 2021 we started a new programme, funded by Jersey Overseas Aid, to pilot sand dams in Malawi. According to our research there are no sand dams in Malawi, so this is a very exciting project where we hope to introduce sand dams

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Road driftsGreen Roads for Water

This chapter discusses the siting, design, and construction of road crossings in dry riverbeds to harvest and retain floodwater. The use of road drifts, particularly culvertless "non-vented drifts" functioning as sand dams in semiarid and arid areas, is an important and

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Project Restoring degraded lands to reduce rural poverty

good sand dam site. The sand dam has now been completed with full participation and support from the community, and included two members of the community being trained as sand dam builders to support the sand dam building process, and ensure knowledge and skills were built within the community for long term sustainability.

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Africa Sand Dam Foundation PostsFacebook

Having sand dam projects have also played a big role in providing abundant supply of water for the community members. Monica Mbenyi, a member of New Kyambondo SHG at Kasunguni, Kee ward in Makueni County highlights the impact that the training and

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GlossarySSWM

Sand Dam A sand dam is a small dam built on and into the riverbed of a seasonal sand river.Its purpose is to capture and store water beneath sand sand is transported during periods of high flow and accumulates upstream of a sand dam, resulting in additional groundwater storage capacity of riverbed and banks. This reservoir fills during the wet season, providing water to cover dry periods.

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Thematic Webinars Multifunctional Infrastructure

Nov 26, 2021 · Development of technical manual and training programme on sand dams (2021-13) Understanding the sediment processes of seasonal rivers, a comparative study of rivers in Mtito Andei District, Kenya and Gwanda District, Zimbabwe (2021-13) The potential of sand dam river crossings as a water and transport solution (2021-13)

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