Sand dams are a simple, low cost, low maintenance technology that retains water during the rainy season and recharges the groundwater.
As it is stored safely within the sand, the water is protected from evaporation, contamination and disease transmitters, such as mosquitoes and fresh water snails. Sand dams are the most cost-effective method of water conservation in dryland environments. These water projects help unlock potential through a sustainable, locally owned and community constructed solution.
The two Woking Rotary clubs jointly funded a sand dam on the Tassia River, Northern Kenya, which was completed in 2017.