Category:Water Harvesting

From Forest Restoration Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page contains changes which are not marked for translation.

Many techniques for harvesting water are described (Critchley and Siegert 1991[1]; Prinz 1996[2]; Mishra et al. 2011[3], Ivetić and Devetaković 2016[4]). In most of them, the basic principle is to make a reverse slope, usually done by different versions of bench terracing. Reverse slopes made during soil and planting spot (or hole) preparation can intercept runoff and redirect water to the seedling, and reduce runoff erosion by creating sinks along the slope (for example gradoni). Furthermore, the bench terraces significantly increase soil carbon stock compared to the soils between the bench terraces and soils planted by manual hole preparation (Lukić et al. 2015[5]).


  1. Critchley W, Siegert K (1991) Water Harvesting – A manual for the design and construction of water harvesting schemes for plant production. FAO, Rome.
  2. Prinz D (1996) Water harvesting: past and future. In: Pereira LS (ed) Proceedings: Sustainability of irrigated agriculture, NATO advanced research workshop, Vimeiro, 21-26.03. 1994, Balkema, Rotterdam. pp 135-144.
  3. Mishra PK, Osman M (2011) Techniques of water conservation and rainwater harvesting for drought management. In: Satendra, Venkateswarlu B (eds) SAARC Training Program, 18-29 July, 2011, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, India. 714 p.
  4. Ivetić V, Devetaković J (2016) Reforestation challenges in Southeast Europe facing climate change. Reforesta 1: 178-220. DOI:
  5. Lukić S, Kadović R, Knežević M, Beloica J, Đukić V, Belanović Simić S (2015) Soil carbon accumulation as a response to the afforestation method used in the Grdelica gorge in southeastern Serbia. In: Ivetić V, Stanković D (eds) Proceedings: International conference Reforestation Challenges. 03-06 June 2015, Belgrade, Serbia. pp 104-116.

Pages in category "Water Harvesting"

The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.