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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 10: Country Reports and Future Outlooks

Page 620

Rain Water Conservation In Zambia

Henry Chirwa
Department of Agriculture, Zambia.


The Aim of the paper is to assess the need of rain water conservation for Agricultural purposes in Zambia. The paper also looks at the means and ways of rain water harvesting in the Country.

Rain water in Zambia is wholly restricted to the rainy season which is between the months of October and April.

The Eastern and Southern Parts of the Country are most of the year dry with very few perrenial rivers. This has affected Agricultural Development. Hence the other objective. of the paper is to examine the drought relief programme introduced in these areas. The paper also looks at whether or not Dam construction which forms a major portion of the programme has been effective. The paper analysis other ways of rain water conservation if they could be good alternatives to the dam construction.

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