In Eastern Kenya the history of constructing rainwater catchment systems goes back several decades; the last 15 years, however, have been the most productive.
|Title||A simple strategy for the implementation of rainwater catchment systems : a case study from Eastern Kenya|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Authors||Nissen-Petersen, E, Gould, JE|
|Pagination||P. 191-196: 3 fig.|
|Keywords||case studies, dams, design, ferrocement, kenya, projects, rainwater harvesting, rainwater storage, small-scale activities, tanks|
In Eastern Kenya the history of constructing rainwater catchment systems goes back several decades; the last 15 years, however, have been the most productive. Through trial and error and considerable experimentation, many\AB different technologies and implementation strategies have been attempted. These include a variety of rock, roof and ground catchment systems, as well as other related low-cost appropriate water supply technologies such as\AB sub-surface dams and shallow wells. The most successful rainwater catchment technologies and a simple implementation strategy are presented with emphasis on the initial project identification, community involvement, training,\AB design and financing methods. Some of the less successful aspects of project design and implementation are also considered, and the lessons learnt highlighted.