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Sand Dams Possible Drought Mitigators In Zimbabwe


Harnessing low – tech innovations such as sand dams could help communities in the drought prone parts of the country to prepare for the inevitable effects of climate change that now includes longer periods of drought and erratic rainfall patterns. Zibanayi Kisimisi, a technical advisor for Practical Action said they were moving to introduce sand dams as a low cost innovation technology that could help empower rural communities in Gwanda and Bulilima district to gain access to clean water for improved food security, health and income.