by Senevirathne, Assistant General Manger (Sociology), Sociology Section, NWSDB Sustainable Water Resource Management Sustainable water resource management has become a crucial factor for the socio-economic development of Sri Lanka that faces seasonal variation and competition among water users. One of the biggest concerns for our water-based resources in future is the sustainability of the current … Continue reading Sustainable water resources management in Sri Lanka: present situation and way forward
It’s hard to predict what impact investments and innovations in the water sector will have on citizens’ access to services. Understanding underlying mechanisms and potential bottlenecks of change can help decide how and where to invest resources, while also giving a more realistic picture of the time scale required.
Carmen and Deirdre describe innovative work being done by IRC to better understand how water service delivery systems evolve and steps towards developing a bottom- up model that illustrates the potential long term systemic effects of individual level change.
Let me tell you a not-very-well-kept secret. My PhD research some 15 years ago was on manual drilling. That was what took me to Uganda in the first place and taught me how to link social science, business development and technology. For those of you who don’t know what it is, manual drilling refers to … Continue reading What is the big deal about manual drilling anyway?
Angella Naturinda and Lynna Abaho
January 28, 2015
Weather experts predict a continuation of the current hot and dry weather conditions in most parts of Uganda. This weather condition which started immediately after Christmas has come with several challenges such as food and water shortage, wildfire, siltation, soil erosion, pests and diseases which are causing devastating loss to farmers especially those in south western region.
For several decades now, the South Western part of Uganda has experienced such dry conditions during the month of January that stretch up to March. What is so surprising is that people in south western region are not learning from this annual experience.
Some of the worst affected people are farmers and residents of Kiruhura district found in the Ankole cattle corridor of Uganda.
Most of the people in Kiruhura are pastoralists and therefore the dry spell means that their livestock lack pasture and water…
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