The Blaize Community Rainwater Harvesting Pilot Project aims to increase the resilience of the community in Blaize through a replicable model to improve water supply in communities lacking piped supply systems.
The project established a rainwater harvesting system through the construction of a 15,000 square feet rainwater catchment, along with that of a 50,000 gallons concrete storage tank. From the tank, a distribution network has be assembled to supply water to the individual homes. Comprehensive baseline studies as well as ongoing documentation of the innovative approach with NAWASA’s operation of a rain- fed supply system, will contribute to the replicability of the approach on a national scale for communities facing similar challenges as Blaize’s.
This project is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (MoALFFE), the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).
Producer: Malaika Brooks-Smith Lowe.