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Integrated rainwater management strategies: Hydrometric monitoring Dapo Watershed in Diga Woreda

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A poster prepared by Birhanu Zemadim, Matthew McCartney, Bharat Sharma and Seleshi Bekele for the NBDC Launch Workshop, Addis Ababa, 29 September 2010.

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Integrated rainwater management strategies: Hydrometric monitoring Dapo Watershed in Diga Woreda

  1. 1. Rainwater management for resilient livelihoods Integrated Rainwater Management Strategies: Hydrometric Monitoring Dapo Watershed in Diga Woreda Description Located in the south-west of the Abbay basin Tributary to the Didessa River Rainfall: 1,400 – 2,000 mm Typical view of the Midland High potential for irrigation Currently less than 8% developed by traditional irrigation Interventions View of the catchment Bridge proposed for flow Some farmers have built small ponds and monitoring reservoirs, but currently there is seemingly little real interest in rain water management Challenges • In some places, Bone, a traditional practice of cultivating in wetland areas using residual Scarcity of water during the dry season moisture, is being undertaken Long distance (>2 km) to fetch water There are plans for a 40-60 ha irrigation scheme to commence later this year in the Increasing problems of erosion and loss lowlands on the Jirma River of soil fertility Feasibility studies are presently being Deforestation and over grazing conducted for the establishment of a large irrigation scheme in the lowlands (Didessa River) Problems of soil compaction and acidity (on the old Didesa state farm) CPWF Nile Project 2: Integrated rainwater management strategies – technologies, institutions and policies Poster Prepared for the NBDC Launch Workshop, Addis Ababa,29 September 2010

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