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In Defence of Sand Dams

Created on 10 April 2014
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Sand dams: They’re expensive, complicated to build, and nine times out of ten simply do not work. Or so says Erik Nissen-Petersen, experienced rainwater harvesting practitioner and author of ‘Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply: Design, Construction and Implementation.’

In a video interview with The Water Channel, Nissen-Petersen argues that sand dams are a waste of time and money and asks the question: “Why not just go for sub-surface dams?”

In this interview, Simon Maddrell, Excellent Development’s Executive Director, answers this question and explains why Nissen-Peterson has got it wrong when it comes to sand dams.

More info: Water For Arid Land website / Excellent Development website
Produced by: Excellent Development
Language: English
Year: 2014
Region: Global



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