Effective Mechanized Rainwater Harvesting: Coping with climate change implications in the Jordanian Badia

Published Date
February 29, 2016
Type
Brief
Effective Mechanized Rainwater Harvesting: Coping with climate change implications in the Jordanian Badia
Authors:
Theib Oweis

Research on micro-catchment rainwater harvesting techniques by ICARDA and Jordanian
scientists has led to the establishment of semicircular bunds on contour ridges and furrows
(using GPS laser-guided Vallerani machine) and runoff strips in two communities of Jordan
Badia. As an outcome of this research, an effective micro-catchment laser-guided system was
identified for rainfall harvesting, which has led to improved water availability, increased
vegetative cover and improved soil health, and provided rural communities substantial sources
of feed for sheep and goats.

Citation:
Theib Oweis. (29/2/2016). Effective Mechanized Rainwater Harvesting: Coping with climate change implications in the Jordanian Badia. Amman, Jordan: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).