Water for Arid Land
Video Films

1. Water from roads


How can dusty roads provide water?

The answer is: harvest and store the rainwater when it finally comes. Rainwater running off roads can be used for profitable ventures instead of letting it cause damage

2. L'eau des routes


3. Introduction to Water from Dry Riverbeds


4. Collecte d'eau dans des lits de rivière secs


5. Water from Rocks


6. L'eau de roche


7. Erik Nissen-Petersen: scope for water harvesting


Erik explains about the scope for rainwater harvesting. He gives an overview of the history of water harvesting structures and explains about simple techniques which can be implemented by farmers themselves.

8. Erik Nissen-Petersen: Infonet Biovision


Erik explains the latest development of Infonet-Biovision which is a web-based information platform where trainers, extension workers and farmers can access the latest and locally relevant information by means of mobile telephones and computer kiosks at village markets.

9. Nissen-Petersen: sand dams vs subsurface dams

In this interview Dr Frank van Steenbergen invites Erik to explain the 4 different techniques which should be considered when planning water sources at dry riverbeds.

The advantages of subsurface dams compared to sand dams are also explained.

10. weirs


This instructional video describes step by step the construction of weirs and submerged intakes in riverbeds.

11. Wells and subsurface dams in riverbeds


In this interview Dr Frank van Steenbergen invites Erik to explain the 4 different techniques which should be considered when planning water sources at dry riverbeds.

The advantages of subsurface dams compared to sand dams are also explained.