Title: A Review of Land-Based Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Micro and Macro-Catchments
Language: English
Authors: Mehl, Valerie 
Oloruntoba, Ayodeji 
Gonzalez Alvarez, Alejandro 
Möller, Julia 
Ho, Sing Yee 
Al Baff, Ahmad 
Kassaye, Rahel Birhanu 
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Source: RUVIVAL publication series 2: 36-49 (2017-12)
Abstract (english): 
In arid and semi-arid regions of the world, water is the limiting factor for food production; especially in areas where rain-fed agriculture dominates. Rainwater harvesting systems have the potential to provide a sustainable source of water, while helping to achieve food security and combat soil erosion and flood hazards, simultaneously, if designed correctly. Therefore, land-based rainwater harvesting systems are able to increase crop yields significantly. A variety of techniques for micro and macro-catchment rainwater harvesting schemes are reviewed, with emphasis on design factors which will ensure a functional system. However, in spite of the potential to increase agricultural productivity with the help of micro and macro-catchment rainwater harvesting, and thus food availability, the implementation of these techniques is not as widely distributed amongst farmers as it could be.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/9780
ISSN: 2567-8531
Institute: Wasserressourcen und Wasserversorgung B-11 
Abwasserwirtschaft und Gewässerschutz B-2 
Document Type: Article
Part of Series: RUVIVAL publication series 
Volume number: Volume 2
Is Part of: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.1494
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