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Sustainability of rainwater harvesting systems in rural catchment of Sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Pachpute, J. S.
dc.contributor.author Tumbo, S. D.
dc.contributor.author Sally, H.
dc.contributor.author Mul, M. L.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-19T16:37:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-19T16:37:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02-28
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1646
dc.description Water Resour Manage 2009, Vol 23:2815–2839 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sustainability of rainwater harvesting in enhancing water productivity in various biophysical and socioeconomic conditions of SSA is a key in large scale livelihood improvement. A study was undertaken in Makanya catchment of rural Tanzania to assess sustainability of storage type of rainwater harvesting systems including microdam, dug out pond, sub-surface runoff harvesting tank and rooftop rainwater harvesting system. The increasing population in upstream areas of the catchment has forced use of RWH systems for streams and river water abstraction. The agricultural intensification in hillslopes has affected the water availability for downstream uses. Rainfall variability, runoff quality and quantity, local skills and investment capacity, labour availability and institutional support influence sustainability of rainwater harvesting systems. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.subject Makanya catchment en_US
dc.subject Rainwater harvesting en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Water potential en_US
dc.subject Effective water use en_US
dc.title Sustainability of rainwater harvesting systems in rural catchment of Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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