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.


WAHARA plenary meeting successfully closed

Burkina Faso - July 9th 2015. The WAHARA plenary meeting that was held from July 6-9 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso was closed by project leader Rudi Hessel.

"We had a successful meeting, with a number of fruitful discussions" according to the project leader. "Although there is still a lot of work to be done, the results are very promising, and we are looking forward to concluding the project in 2016." The meeting was successfully organised by WAHARA partner INERA, and specifically Sawadogo Hamado and his team. Two days of meetings and presentations alternated by a field day, where local water harvesting solutions were viewed and discussed.

The next, and final, project meeting will be held in the beginning of 2016.

For project partners, the presentations of the Burkina Faso meeting can be downloaded from the download page after logging in.

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