Khartoum-11-3-2019 (SUNA)Sudan witnessed efforts to accomplish a lot of water harvesting projects in different of states to balance the environmental disturbances and to utilize from large amounts of water in Atom and winter via storing to shortage periods in Areas of need.
Water Harvesting is a process of storinga the water that running on surface after rain falls to utilize it in agriculture and grazing besides other daily life activities
More than, these projects support the economic goals as intensive and vary and increase of production in traditional agricultural areas, beside developing forestry and animal wealth. in addition to achieve social aims in promote rural regions and create additional of work opportunities for people stability through improve their living standards.
Elbow Valley project in state of north Dar four at Al-fasher locality target to a comprehensive, sustainable administration to the resources and supporting peace and stability in Dar four.
The project of Elbow Valley aim to develop Livelihoods via water Harvesting and the best utilizing for the natural resources in Elbow Valley basin, develop local societies, use modern technology in fields of agriculture to avoid struggle on natural resources what reduce displacement that result from losing or drawback of livelihoods.
The project include building of Excavations and dams for water in number regions in area of 100 .000 Km in the valley what support to stabilize 80.000 family via combating the environmental disturbances that appeared in indexes of rainfall levels during the last ten years.
Representative of Europe Union Magda Faruk reviewed in meeting with UN in charge of environment Dr. Tilara Clares and Visited Representative at National Council of Environment, details of finishing the first stage in the project that costed 7 million Euro via Europe Union and enlightened with UN environment program( its goals & out-puts ), beside the geographical region of the project , mechanism of follow-up . After meeting, three committees had been consisted to supervise and manage the project, included advisory committee, technical commit and th forum organizing committee.
The final estimation issued by advisors from Europe Union explained that Achievements of the first stage increased standards of useful instructions from the government to local societies, while 18% received training courses on modern technology in addition to decline rates of using wood and coal for energy.
Besides 12700 acres were irrigated by water facialities in the project what resulted to bring benefits for 5250 families who achieved large increase in their productions, accordingly protocol of water Harvesting was planed to organize these process in the project.
Second stage will begin next period in cost of 10 million Euro, as the first stage will adopt as model to follow in second stage. Then this experience will circulate to all states as example to comprehensive administration for the natural resources.
Representative of EU Magda Farooq said that some negatives happened in first stage, such as the need to more social representation, clear strategy and decline of rains rates leaded to reduce levels of water quantities in the project region .