Presentation by Kenny Phasa and Barbara van Koppen on South Africa: MUS pilot projects Sekhukhune and Vhembe district, Limpopo province
Presentation by S. Quarta, J. Merino and C. Borgia on Community Empowerment through Rainwater Harvesting Design: A participatory experience in the Ecuadorian central highlands.
This Gravity MUS video is about the MUS programs that were designed and implemented by iDE in different districts in Nepal.
Presentation of findings of a DFID study carried out by the University of Leeds, University of North Carolina, University of East Anglia and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
A presentation given by Chris Seremet (Catholic Relief Services) on Catholic Relief Services and MUS at the 2012 MUS-group meeting in Washington, DC.
Many farms in tropical countries suffer from droughts in the dry season and sometimes even in the rainy season. In order to significantly increase the capacity to store water, the grassroots Farmer Wisdom movement in Northeast Thailand innovated pond construction on homesteads. This Working Paper first documents how pond water is mainly used to irrigate crops and fruit trees, and is also used for livestock or fish, and for domestic uses, even if ample piped water is available. Households were also found to harvest rainwater from roofs; take water from canals and streams; lift water manually from shallow wells and with electric pumps from deep wells; channel run-off from roads to paddy fields; use precipitation as green water on fields; and buy bottled water. Most households combine at least six of these nine water sources. The second part describes scenarios and some outcomes of a new simulation model, BoNam. This model provides guidelines for the optimal size and site of such ponds according to biophysical factors (weather, soil and crops), socioeconomic factors (prices, availability of labor and off-farm income) and household aspirations
Isabel Dominguez presented work as a result of her MSc thesis, and a technical exchange between Cinara and WEDC, dealing with a water balance for MUS in Colombia, amongst other using both green and blue water balances.
Mastewal Ademe presented options for rainwater management for a chain of water uses, based on experiences in Ethiopia.