Best Practices for Water Harvesting and Storage within Valleys: Training Manual No. 3

This Training Manual summarizes the major components of water harvesting techniques practiced in valleys, where channel flow is the predominant source of water. It covers four specific technologies adaptable by smallholder farmers in the Nile Basin countries. These are small earth dams, weirs, subsurface dams and sand dams. For each technology, the salient characteristics of the technology are described, as well as the planning, design, construction, management operation and
maintenance.

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