|Title||Arrangement of springs to improve stock watering|
|Category of tools||Public participation principle|
|Field of application||
Use of water resources
|Usability of practice for adaptation to climate change||Moderate|
|Implemented by||CAMP-Alatoo Public Foundation (PF)
Province: Chuy Region
District: Sokuluk District
The site is located in a semi-drought zone subject to acute shortage of water resources in summer period and land degradation
|Practice usage period||
Start date: 01.01.2011
End date: 31.12.2011
|Problem solved through this practice||
Extremely low water availability (supply) of pastures; the quantity of cattle in watering sites below standard; land erosion
|Tools used in the practice||
Technology of springs arrangement for stock watering
|Description of the practice and its results||
At first, the exact location of water outcrop was identified and cleaned from mud. 15 meters below the outcrop, 3 interconnected water tubs were installed (each 1.8 m long, 0.5 m wide and 0.5 deep). Each subsequent tub is located lower than the preceding one, thus, allowing water flowing down in the cascade manner.
Financial and economic:
Cattle gaining weight quicker.
Improved water supply in the area, including for cattle watering.
|Lessons learnt and recommendations made||
Collection of water in one place had been practiced since ancient times, but was forgotten over time. Rehabilitation of traditional practices should be welcomed.
Similar practices should be scaled-up and continued as they not only benefit the local population, but also allow enhancing water availability for wild animals and expanding hayfield meadows.
|Source of practice||
Traditional tools transferred from generation to generation which demonstrate their relevance in modern conditions
|Funding source||PF “CAMP-Alatoo”, local population|
WOCAT.net, Mr. Abdybek Asanaliyev (e-mail: email@example.com), Kyrgyz National Agriculture University, Bishkek
|Form submission date||30.03.2018|
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