Wed 5th March 2014 at 18.45 - 20.40

Ewen Hatchwell introduced John Glascodine, District 1010 Sand Dams Convenor. John explained that a “sand dam” was in fact a concrete wall built across rivers. Even without regular rain, sand dams can support over 1,000 people with a year round source of

In many parts of Africa rainfall is experienced in only 6 weeks of the year and anything that can be done to store and break the cycle of dependence is of great benefit to local people.

John explained how in the first year of its operation approx.