|Title:||A Review of Land-Based Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Micro and Macro-Catchments||Language:||English||Authors:||Mehl, Valerie
Gonzalez Alvarez, Alejandro
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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