Publication: Fit for Purpose: Dam Rehabilitation Prioritization Tool in Zimbabwe
As a nation with highly variable and limited availability of water resources, Zimbabwe relies on a vast and aging water infrastructure stock that requires prompt rehabilitation to better support the water, food, and energy sectors. The country has limited water resources, with much of its area classified as semi-arid with highly variable rainfall. Zimbabwe relies on dams to store water to ensure irrigation for food security, water supply, and hydropower production. It has the second highest water storage capacity per capita in Southern Africa. There are about 10,000 dams, from large to small, and more publicly owned dams than private dams.
“World Bank. 2022. Fit for Purpose : Dam Rehabilitation Prioritization Tool in Zimbabwe. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/38205 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”