Explected Outcomes


The guidelines and tools developed will assist in capacity building of implementing agencies, NGOs and communities at a local level and help analyse tangible economic, social and environmental benefits through managed aquifer recharge (MAR) activities.  Further, the project will help in guiding improved planning and implementation of rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge works, and enable policies to deliver better value for investments.

The project will have significant community impacts through identifying where and under what conditions MAR will actually improve water availability and livelihood opportunities within a given area while not reducing availability of water for other users (including the environment). The research in this project will be transdisciplinary and will directly involve local farmers and communities and other stakeholders in aspects of data collection, thus ensuring holistic solutions and wider ownership and adoption of the research outcomes.