The project aimed at encouraging the birth of sustainable infrastructures for water distribution and waste water management, improve governance of water resources through financial and technical support in the Ngarenayuki e Oldonyosambu Wards (Tanzania). By adopting a local scale approach, infrastructures will be created able to satisfy water needs for human uses, livestock watering and agriculture (cultivation of small pieces of land). Among the specific objectives, a bore-hole will be built, an already existing dam will be restored and the executive planning for a weir will be executed for the creation of a small lake. Training activities will also be developed to transfer knowledge to the local populations and to raise awareness on the sustainable and compatible use of water.

Title and acronym: Integrated water project to improve the socio-economic conditions of rural communities in the Ngarenanyuki and Oldonyosambu Wards (Tanzania)

Dates: from February 2008 to July 2009

Location: Tanzania

Source of Funding: Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Regional law n°19 (11 April 1996)

Role of NRD: coordinator

Scientific responsible: Prof. G. Ghiglieri

NRD members and staff involved: Dr. A. Carletti, Dott. D. Pittalis, Prof. Oggiano, Dr. Roberta Lobina

Keywords: groundwater, access to water, dry environment, fluoride, Tanzania.