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Rainwater can be collected as it falls from the roofs of houses and buildings. It can also be collected underground in tanks and from other sources. The water can be used in irrigation or domestic use.
Building on a Tradition of Rainwater Harvesting
Pastoralists in sub-Saharan Africa are often part-time cultivators as well, and they manage to make the most of irregular rainfall by harvesting rainwater, using traditional techniques.
Cement Mortar Jar
This case study is taken from ‘Rainwater Harvesting’. This water container was originally developed in Thailand but has also been used in East Africa.
Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Tank: Training Module
A manual on how to train people in the construction of a ferrocement “pumpkin” water tank.