Buffer Management

The 3R – Recharge, Retention & Reuse – approach gained over the past years significance and momentum as collection of techniques and best practices in tackling water and food security. At the core of 3R is the buffer function provided by the integrated management and storage of water in surface reservoirs, soil profiles and deeper underground. Water buffer management provides local achievable solutions that improve the resilience of people and if implemented at scale it improves food security, income generation and social and environmental welfare.




page_articles   Profit from Storage
A. Tuinhof, F. van Steenbergen, P. Vos and L. Tolk. 2012.
    Securing Water and Land in the Tana Basin
L. Knoop, F. Sambalino and F. Van Steenbergen. 2012.
    Transforming Lives Transforming Landscapes, English and French
F. van Steenbergen, A. Tuinhof and L. Knoop, 2011.
  Managing the Water Buffer, English, Spanish and French
F. van Steenbergen and A. Tuinhof, 2010.
  Conjunctive use of Groundwater and Surface Water
S. Foster, H. Garduño, F. van Steenbergen and J. Zuleta, 2010.
  Reclaiming Drainage: Towards an Integrated Approach
S. Abdel-Dayam, J. Hoevenaars, P. Mollinga, W. Scheumann, R. Slootweg, F. van Steenbergen, 2004.


page_websites   www.bebuffered.com
3R initiative: Recharge, Retention and Reuse.
groundwater spate-irrigation
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