WAHARA - Water Harvesting for Rainfed Africa

Introduction to the WAHARA project

In the variety of contexts in Africa – from arid to humid – the availability of water has become increasingly important, making an improved capture and usage of water essential. To ensure a continuous water supply for agricultural crops, water harvesting has been carried out in the earliest agricultural practices; however the environment has changed, as well as the number of people depending on it.

This is where the WAHARA project will make a difference: four countries, four pilot projects, one goal: increasing the potential of water harvesting.


2013 Tunisia plenary meeting successful

During the week of 16-20 April 2013, the yearly plenary meeting of the WAHARA project was held in Djerba, Tunisia. The project teams discussed the progress of the latest project year, and made plans for the next project year.

Also, a meeting with the FP7 AfroMaison project was held.

AfroMaison focusses on proposing concrete strategies for integrated natural resources management in Africa in order to adapt to the consequences of climate change. Furthermore, AfroMaison will propose sustainable solutions for communities and authorities in their operational management and strategic policy of natural (water) resources, and help them in their fight against climate change.

The presentations of the WAHARA project can be found on the activities page of this meeting, or through the download section of this website.

The meeting notes are available by clicking HERE.

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