Tags

Mapping of suitable zones for manual drilling as a possible solution to increase access to drinking water in Africa

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (5 votes, average: 3.40 out of 5)
Loading...Loading...

A study concerning the identification of suitable zones for manual drilling has been carried out in 12 countries (Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo) from 2008 to 2010. The methodology was based in the integration of different information already existing (like maps and data, reports, direct experience of water experts in each country) but not properly organized. All the information was corrected and organized in a GIS database; the cross-analysis of the different layers allowed to identify  the geological suitability (soft and permeable shallow geological layers), the suitability according to water depth (exploitable water not deeper than 25 m) and the most suitable morphological structure.

Comments

Use a collaborative interactive map to mobilize the public to map pollution and protect water

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...Loading...

Based on the experiences of Green Map System and China Water Pollution Map, Green Zhejiang started a collaborative interactive map development especially for the Qiantang River based on a well-known crisis platform – Ushahidi. This map provides an exchange platform for water pollution information to the general public. It could clearly show the locations of the pollutions. Users could easily use the platform online or on their cell phones to interactively obtain water pollution information and report new pollutions instantly by the online map or its iPhone or Android applications. The information includes violations, water quality monitoring results and industrial pollution sources.

Comments

Improving Data Management for IWRM in transboundary water courses

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...Loading...

In selected river basins of Central Asia activities on Data Management for improving water resources management have been carried out within the Transboundary Water Resources Management in Central Asia programme. Overall objective of the intervention is to support the Central Asian countries in the establishment of effective institutions for sustainable water resource management based on IWRM principles through data management activities.

Comments