How to harvest surface runoff through rock catchment

How to harvest surface runoff through rock catchment

A rock catchment is a type of ground catchment system whereby a large rocky surface is used as the source of surface runoff which is channeled and stored in either a tank or a dam.  Rock catchments are, however, considered as a separate category because they are so different from other ground catchment systems having several distinctive features such as gravity flow supplies. Where suitable sites exist rock catchment dams are one of the cheapest and most effective types of rainwater storage system (granite inselbergs in Africa are ideal locations for rock catchments) For more… Continue reading →

What You Need to Know About Waterlogging in Agricultural Lands: Training Notes by Prof. B.M. Mati

What You Need to Know About Waterlogging in Agricultural Lands:  Training Notes by Prof. B.M. Mati

What you need to know about Waterlogging Its that time of the year again. The rains are pouring and the water seems to be going nowhere. Indeed the land is all soaked up and water is just rising up! People are forced to abandon their homes, while in the farms, crops are sinking under the water and some are dying out. Recognizing the symptoms of a problem is one thing. But understanding the problem and why it occurs is the first step towards knowing how to solve it.