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2007 Resource Award Winner

Rainwater harvesting to improve livelihoods in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Rainwater Harvesting Association (ERHA) aimed to promote rainwater harvesting among at least 10 communities (approximately 2 000 people) in southern Ethiopia. Project goals included building sand dams and storage tanks to ensure access to safe drinking water and water for productive use in the short- and long-term for communities living in the catchment area of an ephemeral watershed.

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Ethiopian Rainwater Harvesting Association


ERHA is an Ethiopian non-governmental organisation founded in 1999 by Ethiopian citizens who recognised the imminent challenges resulting from water shortage at global and local levels.


Water and sanitation are as central to our work as to the survival of the planet and the people living on it.

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