International Journal of
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Water Res. Environ. Eng.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6613
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJWREE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 346

Full Length Research Paper

Determinants of the adoption of rainwater harvesting technologies in Kebri-Beyah District, Somali Region, Ethiopia

Dahir Yosuf Abdi
  • Dahir Yosuf Abdi
  • Department of Natural Resource Management, College of Dryland Agriculture, Jigjiga University, P. O. Box 1020, Jigjiga, Ethiopia.
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Tadeos Shiferaw
  • Tadeos Shiferaw
  • Somali Regional Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Research Institute (SoRPARI), Somali Regional State, Jigjiga, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 10 March 2022
  •  Accepted: 05 July 2022
  •  Published: 31 July 2022


The study was conducted in 2019 in the Eastern Ethiopia Somali region Kebri-beyah district to identify the determinants of the adoption of rainwater harvesting technologies (RWHT) in the district. The study revealed several determinants for the adoption of RWHT in Kebri-Beyah district, among the factors include a level of education, access to finance, training, extension service and approaches which are major determinants for the adoption of RWHT. In addition to this lack of awareness about the RWHT, poor design and site selection for storage structure were also found to be key factors hindering the adoption of RWHT in the district. An understanding of the factors influencing the adoption of RWHT is therefore critical to a successful implementation of the project Therefore, in the future for the success of RWHT adoption in Kibri-Beyah and other similar areas determinants mentioned in this study must be considered and addressed properly.

Key words: Socioeconomic, institutional, factors, determinant, adoption, rainwater harvesting technologies (RWHT).