Water harvesting has been practiced successfully for millennia in parts of the world – and some recent interventions have also had significant local impact. Yet water harvesting’s potential remains largely unknown, unacknowledged and unappreciated.
There is a hidden wealth of knowledge about these water harvesting technologies, and the settings in which they tend to perform best. This is the first time this knowledge has been uncovered, collated and made available in such an organized, illustrated and informative way – linking technologies to the knowledge networks that will serve the intended users of these practical guidelines to better understand and implement their choices.
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