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Rainwater harvesting

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    Objective

    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.

  • Country of registration
    South Africa
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Renewable energy
    Water

    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.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    France
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Renewable energy
    Forestry
    Marine and Fisheries
    Water

    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.

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    Objective
    Approach

    In recent years, farmers have been affected by increased climatic variability, reflected in periods of excessive precipitation and flooding and more intensive and frequent drought. Uruguay has long been considered on the forefront of natural resource management and conservation,  particularly soils.

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    Objective

    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.

  • Objective

    The study points out that current poor performance in terms of water-use efficiency, plus competition over diminishing water resources, suggests the need for investment in better water management systems. Also, where access to irrigation is limited, smallholder farmers need to develop water conservation and rainwater harvesting systems to maximize on-farm water management.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Nepal
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Transport
    Water

    Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) is an independent, non profit service oriented, policy, research and implementation organisation established in 1999 with a mission to educate and aware people on issues related to climate change, energy and other environmental issues and work for reducing air pollution a