is informed by work that started in 2016 and that was co-created by many partners, initiated by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands.

The sand river alliance include:

  • Acacia Water, Gouda, The Netherlands
  • Dabane Trust, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Department of Irrigation Development of the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Direcção Provincial das Obras Públicas de Gaza, Xai Xai, Mozambique
  • IHE Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi IITD, New Delhi, India
  • Instituto Superior Politécnico de Gaza, Chókwè, Mozambique
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya
  • Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
  • Practica Foundation, Papendrecht, The Netherlands
  • Relief Society of Tigray REST, Mekelle, Ethiopia
  • Tigray Agricultural Research Institute TARI, Mekelle, Ethiopia
  • Tigray Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mekelle, Ethiopia
  • Université Abdou Moumouni, Niamey, Niger
  • University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Contact: Pieter van der Zaag ( and Annelieke Duker ( at IHE Delft, The Netherlands

Bridge over the Limpopo river near Chókwè, Mozambique with participants of the A4Labs annual workshop, 2018