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9th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater Catchment: An Answer to the Water Scarcity of the Next Millennium."
Petrolina, Brazil - July 1999

Section 6: Gender and Community Related Aspects of Rainwater Catchment

Paper 6.3

Community Management of Water Harvesting Structures

Johnson Ouko
c/o Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development
P.O.Box 84, Suna, Kenya


Numerous projects have been implemented and successfully completed with the help of a funding organization. Much has been done in the field of rainwater collection for crops as well as domestic and livestock consumption. Thousands of kilometers of piping systems have been laid and water tanks, as well as structures for conserving water and dams were built.

But in reality most of these projects never function efficiently or breakdown completely once the donor pulls out.

The question is why? This paper discusses the question as to why this is happening in Kenya as well as all over the world.

PDF of full document (6pp, 24kb)

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