About fifty small dams were constructed in the Jabla Al-Akhdar, which is a mountainous remote area in Oman. Water is supplied from these dams to the villages through elevation streaming by gravity or using submerged pumps with generators. It is used for livestock and agriculture.
EMAS household water technologies have been developed in Bolivia, South America over the past three decades, and consist primarily of manual water pumps made from materials commonly available in developing countries, hybrid percussion-jetting manual drilling techniques, and rainwater harvesting systems that often use underground storage tanks.
Non-Conventional Water Resources, and in particular Rainwater Harvesting, as a cost effective practice for water availability and climate change adaptation at local level in water scarce Mediterranean communities
A Non-Conventional Water Resources (NCWR) Programme in the Mediterranean is implemented by the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and partner institutions, organisations and companies with Coca Cola as a key collaborator. It aims at advancing the use of NCWR and in particular of traditional Rainwater Harvesting (RWH), combined with and improved by innovative techniques and methods, in water scarce communities in the Mediterranean, as a cost effective method for water availability and climate change adaptation at local level.
This solution for water gives some technical aspects of a wire mesh cistern developed by a non-governmental organization in the rural area of semiarid Brazil. For the success of rainwater catchment systems for household use, it is essential to have available technologies that bring together simplicity of construction, high resistance and low cost: three factors that seem difficult to get under one roof. The self standing wire mesh cistern, which uses a ferro-cement technology, corresponds to these three requirements.
A study in Kerala conducted by the Kerala Pollution Control Board in association with the SEU on the bacteriological quality of dug wells in Kerala observed that “water in none of the open dug wells investigated is of drinking water quality standards” as prescribed by Bureau of India Standard. Since Kerala is the only place in the world having highest density of open dug well (250 per sq.km) and 50% of population used this as the only source of water for drinking. In this situation, the Government of Kerala along with other stakeholders including NGOs, take stock of the situation in order to mitigate the acute shortage of drinking water.
Increasing access to rural community members by strengthening the Capacity of Civil Society Organisations, Local Private Enterprises and Community Members in Domestic Roof Water Harvesting and management in Uganda
This solution stems from a successful intervention by NETWAS-Uganda with support from African Water Facility where we strengthened capacities of 3 local NGOs from 3 District Local governments, Private enterprises and the beneficiary community during the implementation of Roof Catchment Rainwater harvesting and Management project. This solution ensured that rural people gain access to low cost safe water and provided them with learning on management of water throughout the dry season.
About fifty small dams were constructed in the Jabla Al-Akhdar, which is a mountainous remote area of Oman. Fresh water is supplied from these dams to the villages through elevation streaming by gravity or using submerged pumps with generators. The water is used for livestock and agriculture, improves local social and economic conditions and encourage human settlements rather than rural exodus to the cities.