Rainwater harvesting from macro-catchments describes the utilisation of rainwater in an area apart from the rainfall area. Macro-catchment rainwater harvesting is especially beneficial to buffer water shortages in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid zones with extended dry seasons and rainfalls that vary highly over time. In most cases, the harvested water is used for agricultural purposes.
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