TheWaterChannel NewsFlash: November 16, 2011
Yemen is commonly identified with water scarcity and arid landscapes. Less known are its traditional, community-led groundwater management systems. Remarkably efficient, these systems enabled Yemen to meet its food/ water needs for over 1000 years despite its climate and geography.
Built on these traditions, good practices of participatory groundwater management can be found in the country even today. This series of videos available exclusively on TheWaterChannel documents five specific cases. It attempts to understand what lessons they hold for Yemen, and for the rest of the world grappling with water scarcity in a changing climate.