Feasibility and Design Study for the Construction of Water Ponds in Inhambane and Manica
Inhambane and Manica Provinces
Design and Planning Staff 5x
Period of Time
08/2012 – 05/2013
EUR 0.32 Million
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.
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.