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Funding Agency

Ministry of Agriculture, UNDP/PAPP, governments of Sweden, Austria and Norway




The overall objective of the study is to develop a comprehensive database to Bardalah watershed that will help and guide the decision makers and the strategic planners to take the right decisions about the optimal planning, development and management of the available agricultural water resources for this watershed.


The Specific objectives:

    • To provide full description of Bardalah watershed in terms of its hydrology, hydrogeology and land use/cover.

    • To assess the current agricultural water system in terms of available water resources, water supplies, water consumptions and identification of the components of water needs.

    • To provide an estimation of the total runoff volumes and rates in the entire Bardalah watershed including the determination of the rate and direction of runoff at several points in the watershed.

    • To investigate the technical interventions and the social management options for a more sustainable water management method of the Bardalah watershed.

    • To provide an assessment of the socio-economic situation of the residents of the Bardalah watershed.







Project Outputs

  • Assessment Report

  • Water Resources: Estimation and Classifying all water resources in Bardalah Watershed: Springs, wells and Rainfall and Rain Runoff Map using GIS Tools (Surface Model)

  • Irrigation and Agriculture Infrastructure and Water Supply and Demand: Water Network and outlet Map (Estimation, problems, efficiency and water losses).

  • Land cover and land use Map

  • Socioeconomic Study



Areas of work

HWE works closely with Newcastle University (UK) and many other international institutions and funding agencies such as UNESCO, ESCWA, CEDARE, UNU, USAID, DFID, AFD, GTZ, GWP, EUWI, JICA, ACSAD, BGR, EU, etc.

Main Goals

HWE offers a wide variety of services in water, sanitation and environmental engineering and science from the needs identification stage to the elaboration of tender documents, supervision of works and technical assistance.