The project will provide knowledge on WHTs and potential changes in design and performance over past decades as a result of global and regional pressures. The core packages with cross-country and country-based R&D activities will also provide insight into the opportunities and trade offs of WHTs at local and catchment levels. The results of all Work Packages 3 up to 12, including guidelines and recommendations, will be integrated and described in a report (book).


The main objectives of WP13 are:
• integrate the work package results and the formulate conclusions on the potential role of WHTs in strengthening rainfed agriculture, improve rural livelihood and food production and security
• identify opportunities and trade offs of upscaling WHTs in different Sub-Sahara African contexts
• formulate guidelines and criteria and associated decision support system for the development of innovative water harvesting techniques sustainable under global and regional pressures


D13.1) Publishable overall synthesis report: Publishable synthesis report or book on "Water Harvesting Technologies Revisited" will be produced, describing and discussing the major outcome of the project and including guidelines for sustainable WHTs. The report will be based on the various synthesis reports (of Work Packages 2 to 12) and workshop proceedings. [month 48]

Lead Institution:

Centre for International Cooperation, VU University Amsterdam (VUA-CIS)

WP Leader:

Denyse Snelder
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