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At the close of the seminar, you identified some immediate action steps you plan to take when back home. What was one step that you did take after the seminar that you think may eventually change the way you and others approach watershed planning and management in the future? (4 answers)

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    May 26, 2009
    After attending the water shed management seminar, I gave more attention to soil and water conservation as a tool for rangeland improvement in our area. Therefore, we conducted some research to evaluate and compare different techniques for water harvesting in decreasing surface runoff and soil erosion and yet its effect on natural vegetation. We also consider the applicability of these technique in rangeland and for fruit trees.
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    Jun 17, 2009
    Now I am in Ouagadougou, it is the capital of Burkina Faso. I am here in the framework of the first congress of municipalities forests in West Africa. With this congress we peoples of West Africa want to harmonize our position front of forest management by local population. So We begin pilote project relating of municipality forest management. I want to elaborate a project in this framework to strengthen, to clarify institutional tools, to support legal activities of local population with more responsability in the their forest management. We are seing who partner can go with in this program.
    Thank you
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    Jun 23, 2009
    Hi
    I have been very busy with some steps of conserving some watershed environments since I come back from our International meeting in Arizona.
    One important step I did is to meet with stackholders and discuss with them about the importance of conserving the environments of watershed. One of the kee stakeholdre were the villagers who live arroud the catctment area of the dam I presented in the Seminar.
    By the time I was talking with them it was the rain season and the villagers were busy with farming. In short we concluded that they should leave the catchment areas soon after the rain season in June
    (In my presentation the problem was sedments in the dam which is serving our town of Sikonge district in Tanzania
    You are well come

    Yrs Paschal
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    Dec 16, 2011
    I am curious whether there were discussions at the workshop about the linkages between rainfall harvesting for rainfed agriculture and local water tables? In West Africa, there is a substantial amount of anecdotal evidence that groundwater recharge is a secondary benefit of rainfall harvesting. Researchers who looked at how dryland farmers coped with heavy rainfall run-off found that villages that used soil and water conservation measures at the scale of a microcatchment not only improved annual crop productivity but also recharged their water tables. This phenomenon was researched by Malian and US researchers in Mali. Their findings can be found on the GeoExplorer at the following:  http://gis.frameweb.org/searchActivity.htm?hdnObjectID=92#Results

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