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Sand dams are a simple, low-cost and low-maintenance, replicable rainwater harvesting technology. They provide a clean, local water supply for domestic and farming use and are suited to semi-arid areas of the world

Advantages / Benefits
Combat desertification by recharging groundwater and creating opportunity for sustainable land management
Mitigate climate change by creating water security and the time to practice climate-smart agriculture
Reduce conflict by increasing access to water for people and livestock Support disaster resilience by creating a buffer against drought and enabling vulnerable people to improve food production
Enable the installation of shallow wells producing safe drinking water
Who's involved
Local communities
NGOs