I saw this uplifting video after reading about the terrifying water shortage growing across the globe and it gave me goose-bumps. Countries like ChinaIndia,Brazil and South Africa are already in a water shortage and it is estimated by the year 2030 that unless substantial changes are made to conserve water and build new supplies, there will be a 40% gap between projected water demand from a bigger, richer global population.

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a method of inducing, collecting, storing and conserving local surface runoff for agricultural production.

Heavy rains are currently pounding many parts of East Africa, while places like Mumbai have been in the grip of a major water crisis for the past few months. Despite the trail of destruction the heavy rains are leaving in East Africa, they also bring with them great opportunity. According to East African Review meteorologist have predicated a long rain season this June.  If harvested and stored, this could be the first step towards helping farmers adapt to climate change.

A form of RWH has been used for centenaries. If only RWH was implemented  globally, think about how it could be used to transform agricultural production all over the region.

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