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Water harvesting Project, Darkbou Villages, Socotra, Yémen


Titre : Water harvesting Project, Darkbou Villages, Socotra, Yémen

Pays : Yémen

N° projet  : YEM/GEF/SGP/OP4/CORE/Y1/08/03

Durée : Start Date : 7/2008 End Date : 9/2009

Drakbou area consits of 12 villages located in the western part of Socotra considered the dreiest area due to shortage of renewable water resources due to short of rain and holding capacity in the ground. The area is an open grassland with surrounded by hills from 3 sides intersected by rain water drainage system. Community practice herding of livestock mainly sheep and Goats. Community attempted to solve the water shortage problem by building open water cisterns"Karifs". These cisterns neither hold sufficient water nor good quality due to water property change under the sun.

Résumé du projet
Population of 750 inhabitants in 12 villages and their livestock attempted with no success to access water spring located 24km away. Accessing water from that source requires high fund, technical assistant and risk of sustainability. Local community proposed to harvest rain water into a covered and proper water cistern that can be used for domestic use and drinking. A 12 cisterns will be built in the 12 villages. capacity was planned according to population and suitability of the terrians to dig and build the cisterns. A total water harvested at one time is 913 cubic meters. The total water harvested in a season is expected to reach 2000 m3. Project will help local community improving their skill in building better water harvesting cisterns and raise their awareness about the environment.

Grant Amount : US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 36,683.00

Bénéficiaire  : Drakbou Community Group


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