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.


Quick Scan Tool available from WAHARA website

The Quick Scan Tool that was developed for the WAHARA project by Mike Kirkby (LEEDS), has been made available as a download from this website (link: see below).

The tool can be used to quickly assess which kinds of WHT could be used in specific areas in Africa. The tool is available to other interested parties and was for example already shared with the Afromaison project. It will also be used within WAHARA to upscale from study site level to continental level in later reporting periods.

Download link: (warning - ZIP file, 320 MB) HERE.

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