Rain Water Harvesting
Rain water harvesting has the potential to improve the water security of households in the Sand River Catchment. This would move towards improving health and food security. The programme explores the use of rain water harvesting as a supplementary water source in order to improve water management and as a means to improve supply, particularly for relatively vulnerable household members.
Featured Project: Work In Progress (SWELL)
SWELL promotes a holistic approach in addressing poor peoples water needs, through municipal planning frameworks such as the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and the Water Services Development Plan (WSDP).
Featured Project: Techniques of Rainwater Harvesting
Here you can find out more about different techniques of Rainwater Harvesting. This is an important part of deciding what type of system should be supplied, and in which context would it be needed by people.
Featured Project: Rainwater Harvesting and Water Resources Management: an Integrated Systems Approach
Sufficient, reliable access to water allows for both domestic and surplus productive capacity, given a suitable ecological and social environment. Those who are without regular supply of a range of services may be able to secure water for their personal consumption through Rain Water Harvesting (RWH). It may also give more opportunity to increase and diversify their food production through this method.
Latest & Featured Articles
|The Multiple Use Systems (MUS) [30 Aug 2007]|
|This approach understands that in some cases a variety of water sources allow for multiple livelihood activities to take place. There is an emphasis on the importance of taking people's uses of water as a starting point for providing water services.|
|The Resources, Infrastructure, Demand and Access (RIDA) Framework|
|The RIDA framework is used in an attempt to observe the linkages between demand and access to water and the infrastructure that is required to harness the use of this resource.|
|Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) and Water supply|
|Using the SL approach one would attempt to explore how people in different contexts use their access to the natural, economic and financial means as a source of survival. The aim is to identify how other activities which take place in conjunction with the use of water and how this affects or is affected by the access to water.|
Latest & Featured Documents
|Rain Water Harvesting: An Intergrated System Approch [File Size: 148.02 KB]|
|Rain water harvesting in Craigieburn and Hlalakahle Villages of Bushbuckridge [File Size: 870.74 KB]|
|"Harvesting Rainwater at Mahashe School" Du Toit D. 2003 [File Size: 402.13 KB]|
|AWARD Staff. 2006. 'Rainwater Harvesting: An Integrated Systems Approach' [File Size: 0.00 Bytes]|
Featured Project: Athol Rainwater Harvesting Project
The lessons learned from the Athol Rainwater Harvesting Project (ARHP) are drawn from the problems exposed during AWARD's late involvement in the project. AWARD's made a concerted attempt to create dialogue between stakeholders in relation to the planning phase of the project. Recommendations were observed are shared with the public in planning for rainwater harvesting interventions.
Latest & Featured Articles
|Recommendations from lessons learnt|
|Results of Weaknesses|