Evaluation of the functioning of micro-dams and siting of new dams


CREDO, a Burkina Faso based NGO, implements a four year water program in the South of Burkina Faso.
One of the activities of the programme is the construction of micro-dams to increase the water levels in surrounding wells. In January 2010 CREDO, Woord en Daad and Aqua for All consulted SamSamWater to formulate a methodology to asses existing micro-dams and potential sites for new micro-dams. During a mission to Burkina Faso, the methodology has been used to assess 3 existing micro-dams. Also, 7 potential building sites have been evaluated.


Project details


Project location:Léo, Province of Sissili, Burkina Faso
(find climate data for this location)
Project manager:Sander de Haas
External website:http://www.woordendaad.nl
Period:2010

Project partners


CREDO
CREDO
Aqua for All
Aqua for All
Woord en Daad
Woord en Daad


Data for this project


Hydrogeology and siting of micro-dams around Leo Burkina Faso


Mission report (final)
Size: 1.11 MB
Date: 2010-06-14
Author: Sander de Haas
Contact: sanderdehaas@samsamwater.com
Reference:

Hydrologie et choix de sites d'implantation de microbarrages autour de Leo, Burkina Faso


Rapport de mission
French translation of the mission report.
Size: 1.64 MB
Date: 2010-03-23
Author: Sander de Haas
Contact: sanderdehaas@samsamwater.com
Reference:

Google Earth file of the project


Google Earth file with a map, the sites of the micro-dams, locations of measurements and more. You need to have Google Earth installed to open this.
Size: 132.36 KB
Date: 2010-06-14
Author: Sander de Haas
Contact: sanderdehaas@samsamwater.com
Reference:

Topographic map of the area around Leo


Scale 1:250,000
Size: 2.48 MB
Date: 1946-01-01
Author: Army Map Service, US Army
Contact: sanderdehaas@samsamwater.com
Reference: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/west_africa/

Rapport d'investigations geophysiques sur cinq (5) sites de micro-barrages dans la Province de la Sissili pour le compte de CREDO


A la demande de CREDO et de ses partenaires, DEC-Ltd a procédé a des investigations géophysiques sur cinq (05) sites de micro-barrages dansla province de la Sissili. L'objectif cette étude vise a évaluer la situation hydrogéologique des différents sites potentiels de barrages afin d'apprécier l'adéquation de ces sites pour l'infiltration d'eau dans le sol et la recharge des puits et des forages.
Size: 2.27 MB
Date: 2010-02-01
Author: DEC Ltd.
Contact: contact@dec-ltd.com
Reference: