Construction of water catchments to harvest run-off

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2019


Djibouti is predominantly arid and semi-arid, with a cumulative annual rainfall of approximately 150 mm. Water is as precious as it is scarce. In Oroukia, in the Dikhil region of Djibouti, water catchment is helping to make water available for use over a longer period of time. Water is retained using a dam (composed of a dike and a spillway) or a basin dug near the watercourse, in which the water can be drained.