Water from ponds pans and dams, A manual on planning, design, consruction and maintenance
SWALIM reference library
Across Africa's rural areas, reliable water supply is at the root of all sustainable development. In the hands of motivated technical advisors of well organissed community groups, this manual holds the promise to increasing the vital water resources. In consise and readable language, 'water form pans and ponds' guides the reader through all stages of community planning, design and construction, maintenace and operation of these water storage structures. Every chapter is illustrated with figures that add to the text. At the back of the book, you'll find a kit of practical tools on how to plan, survey sites, analyse soil properties, determine water needs and estimate construction costs. This book is meant to help improve water supply for rural communinties throughout East Africa.
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3 annexes, ref., 31 fig.