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10th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater International 2001"
Mannheim, Germany - September 2001

Section 2: Rainwater Catchment in Humid and Arid Regions

Paper 2.2

Water for Bukora and Ndego:Water Security Issues in Rwandan Resettlement Villages

Hans Hartung and Caritas Mukankusi


Following cessation of the war in Rwanda and the genocide in 1994, providing shelter for returnees was a top priority. New land areas with limited water resources had to be used for the resettlement schemes of refugees coming back from neighbouring countries. In this paper we are concerned with 2 resettlement areas near Rusoma on the border to Tanzania:

  • Bukora, with a total of 1.500 households. So far 369 houses have been equipped with rainwater harvesting systems. 
  • Ndego resettlement area has 1349 households, out of which 988 have rainwater harvesting systems.

All in all we have 1.357 households with a rainwater harvesting system of about 3.000 households in total

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