The past decade has seen a very rapid urbanisation of the Mauritian landscape. Commercial buildings and houses have cropped up on agricultural lands. This means an increase in imperviousness resulting in increased surface runoff and hence the flooding of downstream man-made and natural infrastructure. Moreover aquifer recharge has decreased due to lower permeability of the land surface…
In this guidebook, the reader will find detailed information on the design and implementation of those
practices which encourage aquifer recharge. Adoption of these practices will undoubtedly mitigate
damage to property during periods of intense rainfall.
Funded under the Unsolicited Research Grant Scheme of the Mauritius Research Council (MRC), this guidebook has been developed by Prodesign Engineering Consultants Ltd.