Water Harvesting Training

Haiti, Caribbean

Swale installation and Training
Swale installation and Training

Haiti

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Swale installation and Training
Swale installation and Training

Haiti

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This training involved leading local Haitians in the installation of water-harvesting swales.
 
Challenge:
Train local Haitians to survey contours and reduce erosion on their fragile soils following a devastating earthquake in 2010. To store water from the wet season in soils to improve crop productivity during dry season.
 
Solutions:
PDI team members lead the installation of water harvesting swales with the help of local Haitians during this hands-on training.  Haiti is suffering from severe deforestation with associated cultural degradation.
 
Project Lead: Neil Bertrando