Date: September 23 - October 2, 2021
The online training on “Application of GIS tools for planning of recharge structures at village level”, was conducted for officials of Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda and Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Tanzania from 23rd September to 2nd October, 2021.
The training focused on sustainable groundwater management, its augmentation through recharge and application of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to locate and plan recharge structures. GIS is a decision-making tool especially for rain water harvesting including groundwater recharge, which analyses and locates the potentials for recharge. The application of GIS helps in mapping the existing resources and plans for the potential areas where recharge can be planned to augment the groundwater to meet the water demands in a sustainable way.
The training introduced hands on exercise of GIS software’s and preparation of different thematic maps which can be overlaid and decisions for planning of groundwater recharge structures can be made. Around 19 officials from Uganda and 19 officials from Tanzania attended the programme.