This webinar has been designed by the UNEP DTU Partnership, a member of the Climate Technology and Centre Network (CTCN) Consortium and aims to give an introduction on Multi Criteria Assessment. The webinar covers examples for both climate change mitigation and adaptation.
- Type:WebinarDate and time:Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Europe/ParisOrganiser:
Rainfall can provide some of the cleanest naturally occurring water that is available. There is considerable scope for the collection of rainwater when it falls, before huge losses occur due to evaporation, transpiration, and runoff and drainage - before it becomes contaminated by natural means or man-made activities. Rainwater harvesting is a particularly suitable technology for areas where there is no surface water, or where groundwater is deep or inaccessible due to hard ground conditions, or where it is too salty or acidic.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:South AfricaRelation to CTCN:Network Member
The INR is a non-profit organization that works towards the wise use of natural resources in pursuit of sustainability for the good of the environment and the society, through multidisciplinary applied research. The INR provides strategic and operational support to develop cutting edge solutions that support the resolution of natural resource challenges, in partnership with government, civil society, the private sector and other leading research organizations.
Contribution of Rainwater Harvesting Technologies to Rural Livelihoods in Zimbabwe: The Case of Ngundu Ward in Chivi DistrictType:PublicationPublication date:
This paper examines the contribution of rain-water harvesting (RWH) technologies to rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe and consequently to the sustainability of agriculture and rural livelihoods thereof. Benefits and major constraints of RWH technologies are explored and dscussed. It was concluded that RWH technologies are suitable for smallholder farmers in semi-arid areas if they are properly tailored to the conditions of the locality where they are promoted.
Rainwater Harvesting Technologies in the Sahelian Zone of West Africa and the Potential for OutscalingType:PublicationPublication date:
In West Africa, especially in the Sahelian countries of Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, and Mauritania, erratic rainfall sequences within and between years has often led to a high uncertainty in rainfed crop production. One of the challenges of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to reduce poverty and hunger and ensure successful interventions are reported in rainfed agriculture in West Africa, which are transforming the livelihoods of many resource poor smallholder farmers.
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This is a documentary film on rainwater harvesting in Dewas, India. Following the complete exhaustion of groundwater, the farming communities began to suffer growing debts and losses. Food, fodder and drinking water became scarce. There seemed to be no hope until the seed of a new idea took root when one farmer went against the wishes of his family and dug a pond in his fields for collecting rainwater. In this awe-inspiring tale of innovation and courage, the district administration joined forces with the villagers to bring water to this arid land.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:FranceRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues. Improving health, understanding social changes, and protecting the environment are the main pillars of its work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). IRD work includes interdisciplinary scientific research, capacity building and nurturing innovation in more than fifty countries worldwide.
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With increasing population, the pressure on agriculture to provide food and livelihoods is equally increasing. According to this study, given the ever-growing population in the arid and semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa, and the decreasing possibilities to increase or change the cultivated area, standard recommendations across Africa"s savannahs are to make the best use of rainwater and to maintain the productivity of the land.
A Review of In-Situ Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) Practices Modifying Landscape Functions in African DrylandsType:PublicationPublication date:
In situ rainwater harvesting (RWH) belong to the promising practices to support sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa facing climate change impacts. However, appropriate indicators for their long-term sustainability are missing. Here, impacts for different aspects of sustainability are reviewed: in situ RWH practices improve hydrological indicators such as infiltration and groundwater recharge. Soil nutrients are enriched. Biomass production increases, with subsequent higher yields.