Adarat community water project
This project entailed three separate hydrological surveys intended for the detection of ground water aquifers and determining the best borehole location. A survey was then conducted to delineate and design a 6 km pipeline route to transport the water from the borehole to the community. During 2016, over 4,910 metres were trenched for the pipeline by community members as their contribution to the project. Pipe and fittings are now stationed alongside the pipeline route and will be installed in early 2017, enabling a constant flow of water to be transported directly to Adarat.
With the removal of silt from the diversion weir and repair of the main canal, flood water started to flow to the command area and irrigated a vast agricultural field of 1,580 HA which will benefit 790 households (4,740 residents). Crop yield per hectare has increased five-fold since this work has been conducted.
ADI Ibrahim Diversion Structure Rehabilitation
The removal of silt from the diversion weir and repair of the main canal, flood water started to flow to the command area and irrigated a vast agricultural field of 1580 HA which will benefit 790 households (4,740 residents). Yield per HA has increased five-fold since this work has been carried out.
A community of 4,869 residents now has water being delivered directly to their community versus spending several hours of day walking or traveling by donkey.
A solar powered pump system has been installed and started to deliver water from the borehole into the pipeline system on July 31st, 2016. Local residents volunteered their time building a fence system around the solar energy panels, clearing vegetation, and constructing flood protection structures to safeguard their new community infrastructure. Community members were trained throughout the project to ensure that future maintenance can be done locally.
A fourth and fifth selected CAP project will be to rehabilitate diversion structures for the stakeholder communities of Mogoraib and Jimel. Both of their respective diversion structures are not functional after a seasonal flood several years ago rendered them inoperative. This project will repair the diversions and enable both communities to irrigate 600-1,500 hectares of cropland as a mechanism to improve both local food security and overall nutrition. Both of these projects will be completed by 2017.