Rainwater Harvesting is an effective tool option to gather the rain water and store it appropriately. Advantages of rainwater harvesting: Reduces flood hazards; Direct solution to drinking water crisis; Mitigates effects of drought; Rise in groundwater levels and local solution for climate change adaptation.
African countries can do adapt to climate change with rainwater harvesting which is one of those steps that does not require billions of dollars, that does not require international conventions first - it is a technology, a management approach, to provide water resources at the community level. From the socio-economic point of view, Africa faces a crisis of endemic poverty and pervasive underdevelopment. Water has a vital role to play in responding to the socio-economic crisis facing Africa.
Interactive rainwater harvesting tool contains calculator with rainfall data for all 54 countries from Africa. Awareness videos on RWH for people from all walks of life. You will find this application in three languages English / Français / Kiswahili