Rock Water Harvesting & Storage For Nguu Division
This project is implemented in co-operation with the Embassy of Japan. The Embassy is funding the hardware of the project (e.g. pipelines, buildings etc.) while UNDP GEF SGP is funding the software of the project (e.g. capacity building).
The aim of this project is to improve availability and accessibility to adequate water for domestic use (and, if additional water available, for kitchen gardens or nurseries) through catchment of rainwater by suitable rocks. The water will be stored in constructed water tanks and will be sold to the communities by a committee appointed to oversee the maintenance and supervision of the work. DWHH/GAA has already established such rock catchments in two other areas (Nthungui and Mwingati) with a total of 3 water tanks. The present project aims at helping the two communities plus an additional one with the construction of 6 water tanks of 300 m³ to increase the availability of fresh water.
The project area is drought prone (droughts occurring every 3-5 years) and has recently experienced a serious drought. It is generally ASAL, with high food insecurity, very little water and no drinkable water.
The communities rely on rivers (Kimia and Kikuo) and seasonal streams to supplement their water needs. Most of the rivers dry up completely before the next rain season forcing the community to scoop from sandy pockets in dry riverbeds in search of water for drinking and their livestock.
The implementing NGO will:
(1) Construct 6 water tanks of 150m³ at three project sites
(2) Connect water tank(s) to rock catchment and pipe with in-built filter system.
(3) Strengthen capacity for the community in project management.
(3)Ensure community contribution being prepared and accessible on time.
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Project Snapshot

German Agro Action
Area Of Work:
Operational Phase:
Phase 2
Grant Amount:
US$ 7,040.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 67,995.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 6,750.00
Project Number:
Start Date:
End Date:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Members of the communities actively participate in the project and provide labour, as well as raw materials.
Capacity - Building Component
The Community will learn about the rock catchments techniques.
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