KEY PROJECT OUTPUTS

 


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METHOD FOR PLANNING AND IMPLEMTING A PROVINCIAL HYDROGEOLOGICAL SURVEY
The project will develop a method describing how to conduct a hydrogeological survey for a province. This will describe the type of background data to be collected, surveys to be conducted, field sampling and analysis, supplementing existing data with additional surveys, geophysical investigations, soil sampling, exploratory drilling etc. The method will be tested in Faryab and be a guideline for covering the other provinces in Afghanistan.

Survey methodologies covering survey methods. River profile survey, soil sampling and analysis, soil salinity survey, water sampling and analysis, survey scheduling.

Documents prepared both in English and Dari

Prepared provincial survey report and Water Atlas for Faryab Province.

See list of chapters for downloading.

Over 150 water and soil samples have been collected and analysed. Soil samples have been analysed in Kabul while close to 150 samples have been sent to BCS in UK for comprehensive analysis for cations, anions and isotope analysis. This information is reported in the Water Atlas.




DESIGN SYSTEM FOR MANAGING HYDROGEOLOGICAL DATA AND PRESENTATION IN MAPS
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The GIS component covers the task of making hydrogeological information of ground water resources available for professionals planning for rural water supplies. Before data can be checked, cleaned and entered into a database, a system for managing the data has to be designed. Definitions of type of data required are needed. Then a GIS mapping framework has to be designed giving format to how the data is to be presented and what type of information should be provided in different types of maps. Once the hydrogeological information has been developed for desktop presentation in GIS the maps will be transposed to a web based presentation.

The project has reviewed, redesigned and established the database framework for the WSG data available for analysing the hydrogeological situation in Faryab.

Available data and new data has been checked, and screened and cleaned before use in the hydrogeological data reports for Faryab.

The design of thematic hydrogeological maps for paper prints has been prepared in ArcGIS. Designs have been prepared for province and districts covering location of water points, water quality, hydrogeology, geology etc.

Click for View of Map designs for paper printouts.

Web hydrogeological maps have been designed using data from Faryab and the ArcGIS Online utility for free uploading to a public domain account. Different layers for groups of maps has been published for Faryab showing location or registered wells, water quality ( EC), static water levels, geological formations, topography, administrative boundaries. High resolution satellite images are used to show location of water points related to individual housing structures in Afghanistan.
The Project funded a local consultant to have a web page template designed and established for RuWatSIP.
Established and maintained a project web page for sharing information to all participants. The web sitepage contains more than 100 pages and close to 5 gigabytes of information of all project events and developments.
   



WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION ACTIVTIES.
  See preliminary draft
Development and presentation of conceptual water supply training under preparation. See preliminary draft.
Water supply and sanitation: Water laboratory quality control. Organized meetings and workshops with laboratory owners at ANSA to assist in establishing a national quality control framework for quality control in water testing laboratories.
Assisted in organizing the development and testing of solar stills together with NCA and UMB university (Norway). First series of test conducted in May 2014 resulting in a M.Sc. report. The work will continue. Work has demonstrated that the system is fasible in Afghanistan.




PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME

The training and capacity building will aim at training professional staff how to continue all actives developed under this project in a sustainable manner. This means training in methods and systems developed for the project at different levels. For sustainability, this means training sector staff in hydrogeology, geophysical investigation, surveys, data analysis, data treatment, preparation of electronic maps on GIS and on the web. Also training how to utilize hydrogeological and geophysical information when planning water supplies for rural communities. For sector sustainability, participants will cover first RuSwatSIP and MRRD, then universities, MEW, MoM, MAIL, NGOs, and thye private sector.

Over 20 training courses have been designed from scratch, based on training needs assessment and participants feedbacks from conducted training courses. For all training course a course summary sheet has been prepared together with the course agenda. This is enclosed when sending the invitation letter for organizations or course participants. See all planning documents.
More than 80 course presentations have been developed and are available for downloading by all course participants. The course material is also available for any trainer to repeat and use the material for repetition of the training sessions at a later stage if needed. See available presentations, many in power point or pdf format for downloading. Tutorials are also available for downloading and use.

By September 2014, more than 34 training courses have been conducted under this project. Over 600 course participants have benefited from the training courses.

See details for course reports, list of participants, and who has been trained.
Course evaluation sheets have been designed and all participants have submitted their evaluation sheets. Prof. Eqrar has translated many of the sheet to English for ease of viewing on this English web page. See Course Evaluation sheets available from virtually all courses together with Course reports.
16 videos have been recorded as training videos or as reports summary from the training sessions particularly of issues like field work for good use in later training sessions
Photos from most training course are presented. These are found on the training course reports page or on the photo gallery page for onward links.

SURVEY, PLAN AND DESIGN WATER AND SANITATION FOR 3 RURAL TOWNS IN FARYAB
Not yet completed
PROCURE EQUIPMENT and Software
See list of procured equipment and software
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