Socio-Economic Impacts of Rain Water Harvesting Technologies in Rwanda: A case study of Nyaruguru District, Southern Province

  • AR Bizoza
  • G Umutoni
Keywords: Socio-economic impacts, Rain Water Harvesting, Nyaruguru District, Rwanda


This study was carried out in Nyaruguru District, Southern Province of Rwanda. The aim is to assess the socio-economic impacts of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) technologies established in the above research area. Results from the analysis postulate that there is not yet significant effects of already established Rain Water Harvesting Technologies on socio-economic conditions of sample households. However, the study reveals greater willingness of sample households for ownership and maintenance of established RWH technologies. Lack of economic capacity to materialize such willingness remains a challenge to be addressed by both the government and other development officials in the research area.

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