Inventive water harvesting helps Kenya balance rain extremes

Reuters: Samuel Lontogunye has long weathered regular shortages of water and food. But he believes a recent addition to his drought-prone village could change that: a water harvesting plant. Lontogunye, 69, and other members of his community on the fringes of Kenya's Rift Valley have built a weir at the nearby Ngeng' river to capture and store water which would otherwise drain away during periods of heavy rainfall. The weir, a concrete barrier that stretches across the river, allows water to pool behind......

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