Feasibility and Design Study for the Construction of Water Ponds in Inhambane and Manica


Country

Mozambique

Location

Inhambane and Manica Provinces

Staff

Design and Planning Staff 5x

Client

ANE

Donor

DFID (Afcap)

Period of Time

08/2012 – 05/2013

Volume

EUR 0.32 Million



Project Description

Objective of the project was to undertake research on using road works to enhance community water supplies on a larger scale in Mozambique.

Considering that many rural communities in Mozambique have poor access to water and experiences indicating that road works can be used to enhance community water supplies, a pilot project was set up to select suitable sites and design appropriate structures for water provision.

8 sites in 2 provinces were selected and detailed technical designs and specifications for each site were prepared along with draft tender documents and a participatory sociological survey.

Service Provided

Services included a survey of roads in 2 provinces to identify sites suitable for harvesting water, to calculate water requirements, design appropriate structures and assess the suitability for the respective local communities.

Key Staff comprised a project manager, a design engineer, a sociologist, a hydrologist and a surveyor.