Improvement of Kwemakame Spring Water scheme by water harvesting and recharge


In the period 2006 - 2014 a research project was carried out to improve the spring water supply of the villages of Kwemakame and Kwai. The project was supervised by Chamavita, a local NGO in Lushoto with assistance from Pangani Basin Water Board .The project was funded by Aqua for All and PWN/Aquanet (Netherlands).

A pilot was realised where rain water (runoff water) was collected high in the mountains in the upper (Dindira) catchment of the spring water source. This runoff water is infiltrated (artificially recharged) in the underground, replenishing the groundwater storage that is feeding the spring. This concept of Retention, Recharge and Re-use (3R) of rain water to boost the spring yield proved to be feasible and effective: the dry season yield of the Water Scheme doubled.


Project details


Project location:Kwemakame, Tanga Region, Lushoto district, Tanzania
(find climate data for this location)
Project manager:Harry Rolf
External website:http://chamavita.nl/
Period:2006 - 2015

Project partners


Chamavita
Chamavita
Aqua for All
Aqua for All
PWN
PWN
Aquanet
Aquanet


Data for this project


Rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge to improve Kwemakame spring yield


Kwemakame project summary report
Size: 2.00 MB
Date: 2014-10-01
Author: Harry Rolf
Contact: harryrolf@samsamwater.com
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Mvua Bombani poster (Swahili)


Mvua Bombani poster (Swahili)
Size: 2.20 MB
Date: 2014-08-11
Author: Harry Rolf
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Mvua Bombani poster (English)


Mvua Bombani poster (English)
Size: 2.21 MB
Date: 2014-08-11
Author: Harry Rolf
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Presentation Rainwater harvesting and artificial groundwater recharge to improve Kwemakame Spring Yields


Presentation about the project.
Size: 7.17 MB
Date: 2015-03-06
Author: Harry Rolf
Contact: harryrolf@samsamwater.com
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Artificial recharge at Kwemakame spring water intakes, Usambara Mountains, Tanzania


Results of the short mission from 2 May 2012 to 16 May 2012 by Sander de Haas. The reports describes the history of the water scheme and project, current status of the pilot projects and the way to move forward.
Size: 3.87 MB
Date: 2012-07-23
Author: Sander de Haas
Contact: sander.de.haas@pwn.nl
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Google Earth file of the Kwemakame Water Scheme with topographic and geologic maps


Layout of the scheme, location of intakes, collection chambers, tanks and taps. This files includes the 1:25.000 topographic and 1:125.000 geologic map of the area.
Size: 52.34 MB
Date: 2012-06-21
Author: Sander de Haas
Contact: sander.de.haas@pwn.nl
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Google Earth file of the Kwemakame Water Scheme


Layout of the scheme, location of intakes, collection chambers, tanks and taps.
Size: 58.99 KB
Date: 2012-06-21
Author: Sander de Haas
Contact: sander.de.haas@pwn.nl
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