Sustainable Rain-Water Harvesting Strategies: Lessons and Opportunities for Developing Societies Africa

  • Moses Wandera The Cooperative University of Kenya

Abstract

The  demand and supply of water in both developed and developing societies has wanting however, the challenges on use and need have tended to be similar. This study sought to explore technologies  and sustainable techniques for rain-water harvesting as its main aim. Various societies over time have used their indigenous methods, and this study sought to explore through case surveys as its design in both developed and developing societies on methods  both indigenous and modern techniques that have been used. Indigenous systems have been used in Nigeria, Ghana Malta  among other countries. In developed societies  modern techniques  have been  used in the United Kingdom over a period of three decades. Further-mention is  this study   on Livestock Water Productivity in India and how it can be relevant to Sub-Saharan countries mainly in arid and semi-arid regions (ASAL)  on rain water harvesting and use. The strategies, lessons and best practices using a  sustainable resources theory and its practice  as well as  analysis  have  been used. Various lessons have been given for adoption and implementation in sustainable living and learning for developing societies as Kenya.
Keywords: Developing societies, rain-water harvesting, sustainable techniques
Published
Sep 25, 2017
How to Cite
WANDERA, Moses. Sustainable Rain-Water Harvesting Strategies: Lessons and Opportunities for Developing Societies Africa. Proceedings of Sustainable Research and Innovation Conference, [S.l.], p. 106-116, sep. 2017. ISSN 2079-6226. Available at: <http://sri.jkuat.ac.ke/ojs/index.php/proceedings/article/view/585>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2018.