The rural dryland communities that we work with have often worked the land for generations. They know what they need to kick-start their future: water. Very often the best water solution is a sand dam. But, where conditions are not right for a sand dam to succeed, or where another rainwater harvesting technology is more appropriate, relevant or could make an even greater impact, we can work together to support other such solutions:
Water tanks store rainwater collected from the roof of schools. A typical school water tank can collect up to 104,000 litres of water, and they refill every rainy season. Each water tank can last over 25 years and require little maintenance. Each one provides water for generations of children.
Since 2002, Excellent has supported communities to build 12 rock catchments, with each one able to collect up to 104,000 litres per tank for domestic use.
At Excellent Development we believe incorporating the principles of sand dam technology with low volume road crossing designs will deliver a more robust and cost-effective rural roads infrastructure.