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    2011-01-01 A sand dam is a reinforced concrete wall built across a seasonal river to hold underground water in sand (see above photo of Nzaaya Muisyo sand dam, Eastern province, Kenya). It is initially built one meter high and up to 90 meters across. During the heavy and erratic seasonal rains, the water...
  2. The world needs to produce an estimated 60 percent more food by 2050 to ensure global food security, and it must do so while conserving and enhancing the natural resource base. Water is a major input in the provision of food – from production in the field through all the steps in the value chain....
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  5. 2014-03-06 The HAFIR is an underground reservoir designed for storing rain water.Hafirs are usually constructed where there is enough rainfall and where there is no underground water.It is usually big enough to cater for the needs of the villagers and their live-stock for a whole season.
  6. 2018-08-09 Session: The presentation will elaborate on best practices of harvesting rain water in water scarcity areas. Water harvesting from various surface conditions as a main source of irrigation water for small scale irrigation development at farmer's level. While ponds, dams, and in-situ water...
  7. 2016-11-17 “You must plant the rain before you plant a seed or tree!” proclaimed rain farmer Mr. Zephaniah Phiri Maseko of Zimbabwe. By doing just that, he and his family turned a wasteland into an oasis, raised groundwater and well levels even in dry years, reduced flooding in wet years, and enhanced the...
  8. 2017-02-21 “You must plant the rain before you plant a seed or tree!” proclaimed rain farmer Mr. Zephaniah Phiri Maseko of Zimbabwe. By doing just that, he and his family turned a wasteland into an oasis, raised groundwater and well levels even in dry years, reduced flooding in wet years, and enhanced the...
  9. This booklet explains how to collect, store and purify rainwater for direct use at household level. It is a practical guide to creating a rainwater harvesting infrastructure from design to implementation that is illustrated with picutres, tables and examples from RAIN's experience.
  10. The report examines the relationships between agricultural policies in the North China Plain, the approaches to water management that evolved from them, the quanity of water that was actually used, and the consquent groundwater depletion beneath Luancheng County, Hebei Provice, from 1949-2000.
  11. "I started writing theRainwater Harvesting for Drylandsand Beyondseries with the goal of empowering my clients and my community to make positive change in their own lives and yards, by harvesting and enhancing free on-site resources such as water, sun, wind, shade, and more. I wanted to provide...
  12. Key Resource 2010-01-01 2 Copies Turn water scarcity into water abundance! Earthworks are one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil. Associated vegetation then pumps the harvested water back out in the form of beauty, food,...
  13. This book emphasizes the importance of social, economic, and environmental considerations when planning and implementing projects. For rural development workers, it aims to fill the gap in existing literature on the gathering and storage of water.
  14. Key Resource 1997-01-01 Amazon.com Description There can be no life without water. While at the same time water has been a factor behind terrorism in Punjab, it has driven Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to bitter and violent dispute with each other and made the Union Government behave like bully with Bangladesh. Dying Wisdom...
  15. This manual presents methods suitable mainly for singular building/establishment level-residences, institutions and industries. The scope of water harvesting can be extended to a locality/community level by incorporating various such singular units into a group.
  16. The final goal of this publication is to rovide a realistic structure within which Peace Corps can begin to assist lesser developed countries in the development and managment of their natural freshwater fish resources.
  17. Abstract, Water, 2016 June Northeastern Mexico is a semiarid region with water scarcity and a strong pressure on water sources caused by the rapid increase of population and industrialization. In this region, rainwater harvesting alone is not enough to meet water supply demands due to the...
  18. Key Resource 1999-01-01 Amazon.com Description This book provides a state-of-the-art review of practice in the collection of rainwater. It presents case studies with numerous examples from around the world which will help anyone intending to design or construct a rainwater catchment system. The prime focus of the book...
  19. This booklet was developed as a training aid for use in irrigation workshops conducted for small farmers and technicians in the Peruvian highlands through USAID. Much of the agriculture there takes place on stepp slopes, shallow soils and small farm plots. Irrigation extension personnel found the...
  20. 2013-01-01 This new publicationon “Water Harvesting – Guidelines to Good Practice”was mandated by IFAD, prepared byWOCATin collaboration with MetaMeta and RAIN and funded by SDC and IFAD. Water security is a prerequisite to achieve food security.Water harvestingoffers under-exploited opportunities for the...
  21. The water harvesting techniques described are particularly useful in arid and sem-arid areas, but the techniques described for soil moisture conservation are also of use in sub-humid regions.2 Copies of FIrst Edition, 1 Copy of 2nd Edition
  22. Key Resource 2013-01-01 The award-winningRainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape, is the first book in a three-volume guide that teaches you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for...
  23. 2018-10-20 Poverty and food insecurity plague many countries in sub-Saharan Africa; this includes Uganda. To increase farmer’s adaptive capacity and to increase their resilience to climate change and variability, in situ rainwater harvesting technologies and practices were promoted in the greater Masaka...
  24. Key Resource 1992-03-01 Amazon.com Description Water is everywhere - its physics and chemistry, rain, evaporation, infiltration, underground, the intimate relationship between life and water, and other natural phenomena. Its effects and applications need to be understood: run-off, erosion, soil drainage and irrigation....
  25. 2011-04-20 A sand dam provides a low-cost, low-tech and low maintenance water point with large payback in easily accessible water year round. Community ownership and involvement is integral in the introduction of a sand dam.
  26. AccessAgriculture Video Runoff water from roads can give an extra boost to crops during the rainy season, or if it is stored in ponds can be used for irrigating horticultural crops.
  27. Homeowner information about the use of rain barrels, how to set them up and where to obtain the barrels.
  28. 2018-11-13 Many farmers in Honduras' dry corridor have been leaving their farms and migrating to cities due to droughts. Hydrologic design allows improves biological, chemical, and physical conditions in the soil, and increases resilience in farms to climate variability. Erlin Escoto Valladares Erlin Escoto...
  29. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #26 At the beginning of last year, Thailand experienced its most severe drought in twenty years. Only four years ago it also experienced its most severe flooding. Natural disasters are occurring with increasing frequency and severity; it is therefore vital to...
  30. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #26 At the beginning of last year, Thailand experienced its most severe drought in twenty years. Only four years ago it also experienced its most severe flooding. Natural disasters are occurring with increasing frequency and severity; it is therefore vital to...
  31. 1999-03-19 Three programs in Honduras have been looking for ways that poor hillside farmers can capture rainwater in their own fields and hold it there for two or three months. This water could then be used for supplemental irrigation during droughts or for extending the cropping season into the dry season....