Potentials for Innovations, Improvements and Upscaling in Sub-Saharan Africa
WHaTeR is a four-year collaborative project funded by the European Commission through the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technological Development (RTD). The project officially started on the 1st January 2011.
The main objective of the WHaTeR project is to contribute to the development of water harvesting technologies that are sustainable under dynamic global and regional pressures of current trends and that strengthen rainfed agriculture, rural livelihoods and food production and security in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The project is coordinated by the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands) and involves two other European and five African organisations, namely Newcastle University (United Kingdom), Stockholm Resilience Centre (Sweden), University of Kwazulu Natal (South Africa), Sokoine University (Tanzania), Southern and Eastern Africa Rainwater Network (Kenya), National Institute for Environment and Agricultural Research (Burkina Faso) and Arba Minch University (Ethiopia).