Despite the high potential for harvesting water from road networks in Malawi, the practice is not yet fully established. However, two years ago, the country adopted the concept of Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) as an approach to address watershed-level water resource management issues. Several government-held programs have been initiated that are promoting soil and water conservation, rainwater harvesting and land restoration at catchment scale. The integration of road water harvesting in these programmes offers an opportunity for scaling up the practice throughout the country. Read the report on opportunities and challenges here.
Last modified: November 8, 2019