Information for G04241
Community monitoring during the construction of a gravity-fed, solar powered water supply: a training guideline
In order for a community to monitor the construction of a water supply, they must first understand the necessary principles of engineering. They will be required to consider the siting and construction of multiple facilities (the main water point, pipe network, water tower and solar panel generator). This practical training also equips participants to recognise good and poor quality materials, as well as interacting to share knowledge amongst trainees.
Agriculture in large-scale rice irrigation schemes needs to be made to work for both the state, in terms of economic returns and national food security, and for the smallholders whose livelihoods depend on it. When it comes to the development of new dams and large-scale irrigation, more information is needed about their economic viability and how the water, land, and economic benefits can be shared equitably to support local development.
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