Rainwater Harvesting (RWH)

Uganda enjoys an average annual rainfall of 1500mm with extreme highs experienced over and around Lake victoria. With exception of Karamoja region, most parts of the country experience at least two seasons of rainfall- bimodal rainfall pattern and this makes the potential for rainwater harvesting viable. To harness the benefits of the plenty rainwater in the country, rainwater harvesting is being promoted in water stressed areas, drought prone and flood affected areas. Two pilots are currently going on using two respective approaches. In Bududa, Katakwi, Apac and Otuke district promotions are funded ADB to enhance community adaptation and resilience to climate change. In the districts of Namayingo, Kaliro, Mukono and Sheema, a promotion pilot going on is aimed at scaling up rainwater harvesting using revolving fund.