The IHRA (International Rainwater Harvesting Association) are co-funding a project in central Senegal to help prevent the advance of ‘tannes’ (salty lands) by restoring mangrove forests. In addition to restoring the mangrove ecosystem, the project also promotes better management of natural resources, particularly rainwater, in order to reduce runoff and the loss of arable soil while consolidating ecosystems and aquifers. The restoration of freshwater levels in underground reserves will help lower salt levels and allow local producers to reuse their wells to irrigate off-season crops.

Mangrove rebuild – Senegal – ech2o newsletter snippet