Impact Assessment of Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting: A Case Study of Bagh and Battagram Districts
Author: Ajaz Ahmed

Water is a basic necessity for all living beings, and without it life is not possible. Water availability remains a serious issue in both urban and rural areas in the developing world particularly, in earthquake prone and hilly areas. Majority of the population of Pakistan is living in rural areas, where access to safe drinking water is very serious issue. In order to resolve the water crisis in Pakistan, government as well as number of private agencies (NGOs) is working on water management. Different approaches, including Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting (RRWH) technology are being taken up for supplying water to the population. In this regard, a project of RRWH technology was initiated by Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) Pakistan in Bagh, Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) and Battagram, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan. There was need to evaluate the socio economic impact of this technology. Present study is the assessment of RRWH technology with special reference to women health and time allocation. Analysis was carried out using statistical and econometric techniques. Specifically, study has used Negative Binomial Regression (NBR) and Ordinary Least Square (OLS) techniques to quantify the results. Moreover, financial appraisal of the technology using Net Present Value (NPV), Economic Rate of Return (ERR)and Pay Back Period is also carried out in this research. The findings of the study revealed that RRWH technology is viable, profitable, women friendly and sustainable source of water supply. Supervisor:- Dr Usman Mustafa

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Keywords : Bagh-AJK, Battagram, Rain Water, Rain Water Harvesting, Rooftop Rain
Supervisor: Usman Mustafa

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