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5th International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
"Rainwater Catchment for Future Generations"
Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C. - August 1991

Section 9: Alternative Uses of Cistern Water

Page 455

The Water Harvesting/Aquaculture Project:PVO/University Collaboration

Alex J. Bocek Kyung H. Yoo & Bryan L. Duncan
Auburn University, Alabama, U.S.A.


The Water Harvesting/Aquaculture Project ( P): was a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The principal goal was to "improve the quality of rural life in selected developing countries through the introduction of improved technology in ways that would balance local capacity for development with total community needs and potentials."

WHAP involved collaboration with six private and voluntary organizations (PVO's) in 41 countries during: h project period. The project provided technical training and assistance on water harvesting and aquaculture technology to field staff working with local organizations, communities and individuals. Training participants acquired background knowledge. o- :make. preliminary project designs and assessments. Technical ass -stance was provided to those who initiated projects but lacked the kills and knowledge necessary to go beyond preplanning and site assessment.

The paper provides overview of WRAP, and discusses the water harvesting concept and authors' experiences u d r arid and semi-arid conditions.

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