ICT for Development


Source: CODEV

The UNESCO Chair focuses on the implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to solve key environmental questions in developing and emerging countries.

Its flagship project in this field concerns an assisted irrigation for African farmers (Info4Dourou 2.0).

Info4Dourou2.0 (2012-Ongoing)

In a context of climate change and growing pressure over water resources, North and South partners from the private and academic sectors are working together to develop an assisted irrigation system in Burkina Faso, in collaboration with local micro-irrigation farmer associations. The project received the 2012 Dalle Molle award.

Info4Dourou (2008-2011)

Info4Dourou aimed at bringing local communities to implement sustainable management of the land and resources, at the Singou-Dourou watershed scale. The Info4Dourou project supported the communities in elaborating development strategies based on a rational exploitation of water, agriculture, land and forest resources. Info4Dourou elaborated an innovative planning support system for local stakeholders. Info4Dourou also supported exemplary small projects to show the way.

Contact: Clemence.Bouleau@epfl.ch

 

 

 


 

Publications

T. Mueller; P. Perona; C. R. Bouleau : Optimizing drip irrigation for eggplant crops in semi-arid zones using evolving thresholds; Agricultural Water Management. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.agwat.2016.06.019.
D. Junod : Evaluation of mulching in drip irrigated areas in semi-arid regions (Burkina Faso) and related hydrogeological context ; 2015.
T. Müller : Optimization of drip irrigation using a sensor network in Sahel Region (Burkina Faso) - Analysis of soil water and plant dynamics in the framework of project Info4Dourou 2.0 ; 2015.
C. Ranquet Bouleau; T. Baracchini; G. Barrenenetxea; A. Repetti; J.-C. Bolay : Low-cost wireless sensor networks for dryland irrigation agriculture in Burkina Faso; Technologies for Development. What is Essential?; Cham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
N. C. Ceperley; T. Mande; N. Van de Giesen; S. W. Tyler; A. Rinaldo et al. : Observation of Sensible and Latent Heat Fluxes Over a Mixed Savanna – Agricultural Catchment in the Semi-Arid Sudanian Savanna, Burkina Faso ; American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 9-13 December, 2013.
N. C. Ceperley : Evaporation over a Heterogeneous Mixed Savanna-Agricultural Catchment using a Distributed Wireless Sensor Network. 2012. NCCR MICS Final Event 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland, 4-5 September 2012.
N. C. Ceperley; T. Mande; A. Repetti; G. Barrentxea; J.-C. Bolay et al. : Technology’s Role in Proving Indirect Ecosystem Services and Monitoring their use, the example of a wireless network of meteorlogical stations and agroforestry trees in a West African Parkland ; Technologies for Development Symposium, UNESCO, Lausanne, Switzerland, May, 2012.
N. C. Ceperley : Info4Dourou - Use of WSN for calculation of evaporation over catchment ; MICS Annual Workshop 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, 5-6 September 2011.
N. Ceperley : Water use by Sclerocarya birrea Agroforestry Trees in Sudanian Savanna: Application of Wireless Sensor Networks ; European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 8, 2011.
N. C. Ceperley : Ecohydrologic controls on the Sudanian Savanna, Burkina Faso: use of a distributed sensor network ; EPFL - ENAC - IIE - Green Days, Champoussin, Switzerland, 8-9 September 2011.
N. C. Ceperley : Importance of agroforestry trees. ; Environmental Education Convocation, Tambarga,Burkina Faso, 2010.
N. C. Ceperley : Info4Dourou; Combined Research and Development ; MICS Scientific Conference 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland, 28-30 June 2010.
N. C. Ceperley : Ecohydrology of a mixed Savanna Catchment ; LATSIS Conference for Ecohydrology, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 2010.
N. C. Ceperley; T. Mande; M. Parlange : Workshop Presentation: Sensors for Sustainability, Info4dourou. ; Rolex Awards for Enterprise: Young Laureates Programme, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2010.
N. Ceperley : Evaporation over a Heterogeneous Mixed Savanna-Agricultural Catchment using a Distributed Wireless Sensor Network ; American Geosciences Union (AGU) General Assembly, San Francisco, USA, December 15, 2010.
A. Repetti; J.-C. Bolay : ICTs and Participation in Developing Cities; E-Planning. ICTs for Urban Development and Monitoring; Hershley, USA: Information Science Reference, 2010.
N. Ceperley; M. Parlange; A. Repetti : Application of soil moisture model to Marula and Millet agroforestry system in Burkina Faso. 2010. UNESCO Chair Conference on Technologies for Development, Lausanne, February 8-10 2010.
N. C. Ceperley; T. Mande; A. Repetti; M. Parlange : Info4Dourou: sustainable management of the natural resources of the Singou watershed, Burkina Faso ; UNESCO Chair Conference on Technologies for Development, Lausanne, February 8-10 2010.
T. Mandé; H. Huwald; G. Barrenetxea; A. Repetti; M. Parlange : Watershed modelling for sustainable development in a Savanna agrosystem ; UNESCO Chair Conference on Technologies for Development, Lausanne, February 8-10 2010.
N. C. Ceperley; M. Parlange; A. Repetti : Info4Dourou: Sustainable management of the natural resources of the Singou watershed, Burkina Faso ; UNESCO Chair Conference on Technologies for Development, Lausanne, February 8-10 2010.
M. Soutter; A. Repetti : Land Management with the SMURF planning support system; Planning Support Systems Best Practice and New Methods; New York: Springer, 2009. p. 369-388.
A. Repetti; G. Desthieux : A relational indicatorset model for urban land-use planning and management: Methodological approach and application in two case studies; Landscape and Urban Planning. 2006. DOI : 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2005.02.006.
A. Repetti; M. Soutter; A. Musy : Introducing SMURF: a software system for monitoring urban functionalities; Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 2006. DOI : 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2005.06.001.
A. Repetti; R. Prélaz-Droux : Un système de monitoring pour la gestion participative de la ville de Thiès au Sénégal; Coopération et développement durable; Lausanne: Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, 2004. p. 43-69.
A. Repetti; R. Prélaz-Droux : An Urban Monitor as Support for a Participative Management of Developing Cities; Habitat International. 2003. DOI : 10.1016/S0197-3975(03)00010-9.
A. Repetti; R. Prélaz-Droux : Planning infrastructures and resources; Journal of Decision Systems. 2002.