Improving the efficiency and sustainability of water harvesting technologies in Sudan by providing technical assistance in terms of enhancing; technology transfer, capacity building, and research collaboration

Improving the efficiency and sustainability of water harvesting technologies in Sudan by providing technical assistance in terms of enhancing; technology transfer, capacity building, and research collaboration

Sudan has endured decades of conflict, including the recent war that began in April 2023, leading to widespread internal displacement and an influx of refugees from neighboring countries. This project aims to address the water supply needs of host communities and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to mitigate potential conflicts.

Climate change exacerbates Sudan's water scarcity issues, impacting agriculture and food security. Implementing sustainable and efficient modern water harvesting technologies is crucial to overcoming these challenges.

In 2013, Sudan conducted a Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) focusing on adaptation and mitigation, identifying agriculture and water sectors as priorities. This assessment resulted in a Technology Action Plan (TAP). The proposed project aligns with Sudan's commitments under its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) from 2015 and its first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) from 2022, specifically targeting Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), water harvesting, and establishing revolving funds to support small-scale water projects.

Addressing these barriers is critical to improving Sudan's resilience to water challenges and achieving sustainable development goals amidst ongoing conflicts and climate pressures.

CTCN support

This technical assistance aims to assess current rainwater harvesting technologies in Sudan, evaluate their effectiveness, propose alternative technologies through a comprehensive database, pilot a selected technology (where feasible), and train relevant stakeholders. This includes government officials, researchers, engineers, technicians, farmers, and community members, to enhance existing practices and adopt new technologies.

Expected outcome

CTCN's technical assistance is expected to provide the following support:

  • Conduct assessments of existing water harvesting technologies and practices in Sudan.
  • Assess capacity needs and identify gaps in knowledge and skills related to water harvesting.
  • Diagnose the effectiveness and suitability of different water harvesting techniques in Sudan's diverse climatic conditions.
  • Identify appropriate and innovative water harvesting technologies suitable for the Sudanese context and summarize this information into a catalogue or database.
  • Facilitating the transfer of these technologies to local stakeholders through training programs, workshops, and demonstrations.
  • Provide technical support for the installation, operation, and maintenance of one innovative water harvesting systems. (optional and dependent of Sudanese war context and the possibility to export goods into the country).

Facts

Date of submission
Countries
Sudan
Objective
Adaptation
Mitigation
Phase
Design
Sectors
Water

Project details

Approach
Endogenous technologies
Request NDE
Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Physical Development of Sudan

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