All over the world we have to cope with the impacts of climate change and food insecurity. Therefore we have to adapt. We need to manage our most precious resource, water, in a sustainable manner. Optimizing the use of groundwater and rainwater for development and climate change adaption is the key, in an approach called 3R.
Recharge, retention and reuse of water (3R) let people hold back water during floods, store it and reuse the water whenever possible. 3R gives people the means and confidence to protect their livelihoods and to improve their economies. These are the local, national and international benefits:
– access to safe water
– local ownership
– restored ecosystems
– protected biodiversity
– no international or national conflicts
This is a book for land use planners and catchment managers. But also for all people concerned with water management and climate change. No matter if you work in government, water utilities or irrigation companies, you’ll find out how to maximize the use of groundwater and rainwater for development and climate change adaption. For more information about 3R, contact RAIN.