Pictorial Guide on Road Water Harvesting (for Labour Intensive Programs)

This is a pictorial guide for effective water harvesting and land management techniques close to road bodies. Since roads have a large effect on the surface and sub-surface hydrology, harvesting water from road bodies can reduce damage to road and erosion in the landscape while making available large amounts of water to rural communities for multiple purposes (drinking water, livestock drinking water, irrigation, and groundwater recharge). Another interesting point is that when the suggested road water harvesting techniques are done in labor programs, employment opportunities and better livelihoods are created for the rural communities.

This guide provides detailed information for 7 useful labor-intensive techniques that can be used close to roads. These techniques can be applied to both road construction and road maintenance projects. Please access the Pictorial Guide on Road Water Harvesting here.

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Last modified: May 8, 2020