Design For Water

Author: Heather Kinkade-Levario
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550923404
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A professional guide to collecting water -- the 21st Century oil.


Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0731814894
Size: 80.12 MB
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Ella Barron runs her Texas boarding house with the efficiency of a ship's captain and the grace of a gentlewoman. She cares for her ten-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose busy behavior and failure to speak elicits undesired advice from others in town. Ella's plate is full from sunup to sundown. But when a room in her boarding house opens up and the respected town doctor, Dr. Kincaid, brings Ella a new boarder--the handsome and gallant Mr. David Rainwater--Ella is immediately resistant to opening up her home to this mysterious stranger.

Rainwater Harvesting Technologies In The Sahelian Zone Of West Africa And The Potential For Outscaling

Author: Barry, Boubacar
Publisher: IWMI
ISBN: 9290906847
Size: 77.54 MB
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In West Africa, especially in the Sahelian countries of Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Mauritania, erratic rainfall sequences within and between years has often led to a high uncertainty in rainfed crop production. Over the past three decades, severe food shortages attributed to drought have been frequently reported in several Sahelian countries, most of which are amongst the least developed of the world. Innovative and indigenous ways to achieve improved crop yields through integrated land and water management such as rainwater harvesting and soil water conservation have been successfully tested and, in some cases, adopted in West Africa. This paper highlights the successful interventions of improved indigenous rainwater harvesting/soil water conservation technologies such as Zaï or tassa, stone rows and half-moon in the Sahelian zones of West Africa over the past 10 years, and their contributions to enhancing food security and alleviating poverty. The potential for adoption of these technologies at the farm level and their outscaling to areas with similar agroecological zones are also discussed.

Rainwater Harvesting

Author: Jennie Barron
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9789280730197
Size: 63.69 MB
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Climate change, demand for development and already deteriorating state of ecosystems produce an immediate need for innovative opportunities enabling development and human well-being without undermining ecosystem services. Rainwater harvesting creates synergies by upgrading rainfed agriculture and enhancing productive landscapes. The publication describes rainwater harvesting systems, their roles and impacts. It focuses to both negative and positive aspects of using technology and explains how we can decrease constraints and build upon benefits. It examines 29 cases of different economic activities including forestry, agriculture, watershed development and, rural and urban development.

The Family Tree Of Clois Miles Rainwater And Nancy Jane Mcilhaney

Author: Susan Rainwater
ISBN: 1304719022
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A genealogical work covering the origins of one Texas family; Clois Miles Rainwater and Nancy Jane McIlhaney. Includes genealogical research, historical photos, personal anecdotes, and register reports.

Determinants Of Adoption Of Rainwater Management Technologies Among Farm Households In The Nile River Basin

Author: Gebrehaweria Gebregziabher
Publisher: IWMI
ISBN: 9290907819
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Agriculture is the main sector of the Ethiopian economy. Uneven distribution of rainfall, droughts and high rainfall intensities contribute to low agricultural productivity and high levels of food insecurity. High population growth, the cultivation of steep and marginal lands, poor land management practices and lack of effective rainwater management (RWM) strategies aggravate the situation. Studies show that the adoption of RWM technologies is low and is influenced by several factors. This study assesses the patterns and the factors that influence farm household adoption of RWM technologies. Unlike previous studies which typically examined a single technology rather than the interdependence between technologies, the conceptual framework of this study is based on the premise that farmers are more likely to adopt a combination of promising RWM technologies. The need to consider this interdependence is one of the many recommendations made by this study to promote the adoption of RWM technologies.