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Rainwater harvesting  as  a method of climate change adaptation

Jamaica is increasingly hard hit by drought. Its 2018 Social and Economic Survey says that average rainfall was below the 30 year mean for most parishes.
A steady water supply can build resilience by helping to shore up food security and create jobs. But collecting water remains difficult in Jamaica, especially in rural communities.

Rainwater harvesting — a simple, time-proven method of climate change adaptation is now being tested and observed by students and teachers of 70 training institutions in mostly rural communities on the front lines of climate change.


Learn more about the project in this United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) photo story.