Practitioner Short Course on WASH in Urban Low-Income Communities

Practitioner Short Course on WASH in Urban Low-Income Communities

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) through its Water Research and Resource Center (WARREC) in collaboration with Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) under its current programme 2012−2015 supported by the UK government (Department for International Development, DFID) is planning to  implement  a professional training on water and sanitation services (WASH) for low-income communities. The training will be conducted on 9th -13th November, 2015 at Eseriani Hotel, Naivasha, Kenya. For more information see Advert and you can also download the application form, fill and submit to WARREC

How to do water harvesting using water pans and ponds

How to do water harvesting using water pans and ponds

Training Notes by Prof. Bancy Mati What is a water storage pond? Excavated ponds and pans are small reservoirs, about 1 m to 3 m deep, usually dug of-stream with raised and compacted banks all around. They are constructed to collect and store runoff water from various surfaces including from hillsides, roads, rocky areas and open rangeland. The difference is that pans receive their water wholly from surface runoff while ponds are constructed where there is some ground water contribution or a high water table. The capacity of pans and ponds can range from 500… Continue reading →

How to do water harvesting using underground tanks

How to do water harvesting using underground tanks

Ground catchment is a broad term that describes all types of ground surfaces that serve as source of surface runoff used in water harvesting. These can range from open land surfaces whether paved or unpaved, including rocky areas, roads, home compounds, pasture lands, forests and other open areas. The sizes could vary from a few square metres for micro ground catchments to extensive land areas and whole watersheds used for large storages such as dams. Most ground surfaces are covered by soil, thus, water harvesting is hampered by losses due to infiltration, soil moisture storage,… Continue reading →