Rain Water Harvesting and Reuse in Kamonyi District

Project Summary: 

Kamonyi District faces a serious water runoff causing soil erosion, floods and losses of property and physical infrastructure. Rainwater harvesting is a response measure to climate change in controlling soil erosion while providing water for households and farming. Roof top water will be harvested in 10m3 tanks while surface runoff will be harvested in 120m3 ponds and 20,000m3 water pans. The project will support the creation and strengthening of water users associations as key stakeholders.

FONERWA window/s: 
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
Key Project Outputs: 

1. Rainwater harvesting facilities constructed and operationalized
2. Skills and technology transferred to water users associations' members and farmers
3. Horticultural productivity increased and farmers access structured markets
4. Project is sustainably and transparently managed

Partner Institution/s: 

Rwanda Rural Rehabilitation Initiative (RWARRI)

Project Team: 

Hitimana Celestin, Project Manager, hicelestin@gmail.com
NSENGUMUREMYI Emile, Soil and Water Management Engineer, nsengaemile@gmail.com
Maniraguha Dominic, Rural development expert, maniraguhadominique@gmail.com