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Climate Change Adaptation Module

Technology: Sistema de recolección de agua de lluvia (Captación de agua de lluvia)

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1. General Information

1.1 Name of the SLM Technology

Name:

Sistema de recolección de agua de lluvia

Locally used name:

Captación de agua de lluvia

Country:

Nicaragua

1.2 Contact details of resource persons and institutions involved in the assessment and documentation of the Technology

Key resource person(s)

SLM specialist:
Name of the institution(s) which facilitated the documentation/ evaluation of the adaptation of the Technology to climate change (if relevant)
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources) - Nicaragua
Name of project which facilitated the documentation/ evaluation of the adaptation of the Technology to climate change (if relevant)
Programa de Gestión Comunitaria de la Cuenca del Rio Dipilto

1.3 Conditions regarding the use of data documented through WOCAT

When were the data compiled (in the field)?

12/09/2019

The compiler and key resource person(s) accept the conditions regarding the use of data documented through WOCAT:

Ja

2. Exposure

2.2 Land users' experiences of gradual climate changes and climate-related extremes (disasters)

Gradual climate change

Indicate season Experienced by land user(s) and SLM specialist(s) in the last 10 years. If the gradual climate change/climate-related extreme is mostly noticeable during specific seasons/months, tick the months below. If not, keep it blank.
annual temperature increase
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • Mei
  • Jun
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  • Nov
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annual rainfall decrease
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Jun
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  • Okt
  • Nov
  • Des

Climate-related extremes (disasters)

Climatological disasters
Experienced by land user(s) and SLM specialist(s) in the last 10 years. If the gradual climate change/climate-related extreme is mostly noticeable during specific seasons/months, tick the months below. If not, keep it blank.
heatwave Frequency increase
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Intensity
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drought Frequency increase
  • Jan
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Intensity
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forest fire Frequency increase
  • Jan
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Intensity
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Biological disasters
Experienced by land user(s) and SLM specialist(s) in the last 10 years. If the gradual climate change/climate-related extreme is mostly noticeable during specific seasons/months, tick the months below. If not, keep it blank.
epidemic diseases Frequency increase
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Intensity
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In the land user's point of view, is there a threshold (in view of frequency and/ or severity of the gradual climate changes or climate-related extremes), which leads to the failure of the Technology?

no

2.3 Experienced climate-related extremes (disasters)

Has the Technology been exposed to climate-related extremes (disasters) in the last 10 years or more?

Geen

3. Sensitivity (risks and potentials)

3.2 On- and off-site impacts of the Technology under gradual climate changes and climate-related extremes (disasters)

Socio-economic impacts (on-site)

Production
Name of gradual climate change/ climate-related extreme Impact Extent

drought

crop production
decreased
increased

annual rainfall

crop production
decreased
increased
Water availability and quality
Name of gradual climate change/ climate-related extreme Impact Extent

drought

drinking water availability
decreased
increased
Income and costs
Name of gradual climate change/ climate-related extreme Impact Extent

drought

diversity of income sources
decreased
increased

Socio-cultural impacts (on-site)

Name of gradual climate change/ climate-related extreme Impact Extent

drought

food security/ self-sufficiency
reduced
improved
Name of gradual climate change/ climate-related extreme Impact Extent

drought

Off-site impacts

Name of gradual climate change/ climate-related extreme Impact Extent

drought

water availability
decreased
increased
Name of gradual climate change/ climate-related extreme Impact Extent

drought

Incremento de incendios forestales y por ende incremento de temperaturas en la zona
Comments regarding the impact assessment:

La prolongada sequía ha provocado que la disponibilidad de alimentos reduzca y por ende que incrementen su precio, ocasionando más dificultad a la familia para conseguirlos.
De igual forma al no haber mucha cosecha (de café específicamente) la oportunidad de empleos para la familia disminuye ya que es la principal fuente de empleo de la zona.

3.3 Experienced high-risk times (during the year)

Which are high-risk times during the year and why? (E.g. in terms of growing season):

En este año a partir del mes de julio se fue experimentando la falta de lluvia lo cual se ha prolongado hasta la fecha, viéndose las mayores consecuencias o impactos a partir de los meses de agosto y septiembre.

4. Adaptive capacity

4.1 Modification of Technology

Has the Technology been modified to adapt/ further adapt to gradual climate changes and climate-related extremes (disasters)?
  • No. If no, continue with chapter 4.7.

4.7 Suggestions regarding future adaptation of the Technology

What are potential measures that could be taken to further adapt the Technology to gradual climate changes and climate-related extremes?

Ampliación del canal para la captación de la caída de agua del techo de la vivenda. Actualmente sólo una de las caídas de agua del techo de la vivenda cuenta con canales para captar el agua de lluvia, el otro no posee canal lo cual hace que se desaproveche la captación de esa parte del techo del agua de lluvia.
Por otra parte se recomienda almacenar agua de otra fuente y usarla más racionalmente mientras llueve.

4.8 Assets of land users supporting their capacity to adapt to gradual climate changes and climate-related extremes (disasters)

Financial capital

financial resources from off-farm income at household level
  • low
  • moderate
  • high
Comments:

ES la única fuente de ingreso (su esposo trabaja en otras fincas).

Social capital

access to education and training (advisory service)
  • low
  • moderate
  • high
Comments:

El acceso a la escuela y existencia de entidades para obtener el aprendizaje necesario.

Human capital

knowledge on adequate and timely adaptation in land management
  • low
  • moderate
  • high
Comments:

Tiene los conocimientos necesarios para el manejo

Physical capital

availability of labour force at household level
  • low
  • moderate
  • high
level of household and community infrastructure
  • low
  • moderate
  • high
Comments:

Se tiene la estructura doméstica requerida.

Natural capital

enabling climatic conditions
  • low
  • moderate
  • high
Comments:

Para la presente tecnología las precipitaciones son relevantes.

Comments:

El esposo de la usuaria de la tierra trabaja fuera de la vivienda, lo hace en fincas cafetaleras.

5. Conclusions and lessons learnt

5.1 Strengths/ advantages/ opportunities of the Technology

Strengths/ advantages/ opportunities of the technology
1. Permite obtener agua en tiempos de sequía o fuera de la época de lluvia tomando en consideración que en esta zona no existe otra alternativa de abastecimiento de agua.
2. Disponibilidad del usuario para mantener y manejar la tecnología.

5.2 Weaknesses/ disadvantages/ risks of the Technology and ways of overcoming them

Weaknesses/ disadvantages/ risks How can they be overcome?
1. Almacenamiento de poca agua en tiempos de precipitaciones bajas, aún cuando es estación lluviosa dado la capacidad del tanque de almacenamiento (1.100 litros). Ampliar el sistema de recolección de agua de lluvia, ampliar el sistema de almacenamiento.
Almacenar agua proveniente de fuentes de agua alternativa.

6. References and links

6.1 Methods/ sources of information

  • interviews with land users

Un informante

  • compilation from reports and other existing documentation

Datos climáticos del Instituto nicaragüense de estudios territoriales (INETER).

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