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Managing the water buffer: For development and climate change adaptation. Groundwater recharge retention, reuse and rainwater storage


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This brochure, published by the 3R Water Secretariat, relates water Retention, Recharge and Reuse (3R) interventions to water quality. To 3R, safeguarding water quality is an essential issue to extend the chain of water uses.

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Namibia’s North-Central region is characterized by a contrast of drought and floods - with effects of climate change that are more and more felt. Permanent rivers are non-existent and in several areas groundwater is saline. Around one-third of Namibia’s population lives in this area. Ongoing urbanisation, lack of sanitation facilities and soil degradation put severe stress on the water resource system. Water supply is severely jeopardized.

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URL: http://www.worldwaterweek.org/documents/WWW_PDF/Resources/2010_05sun/3R_brochure_First_Issue.pdf


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