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Rainwater is for all of us

Posted by Peter on 25 October 2016
Rainwater is for all of us

In some countries around the world they not always happy when weather raindrops tap on our roof, in other places in the world people pray once again for a little rain. Because not everyone has the right resources or knowledge to properly collect rainwater and use the RAIN Foundation lends a hand. And that goes according to filmmaker Robert Meerman beyond just install a rain barrel. At this time I speak to him outside. "That is what I find so frustrating," says Meerman. "That much water that now flows unused in the ground." For rainwater, he argues, is not a burden but a joy, and may be in certain areas of vital importance. Ti prove that, following a symposium in South Africa, the idea of helping people in poor areas in order to collect rainwater with the right resources. "Initially it was a program of about 2 to 3 years, but it was so successful that they have become an independent organization." Drinking water sources.

Exchange knowledge

Although we can buy a simple rain water tank in the construction market in our country collecting rainwater is not always obvious. In many areas, particularly in Asia and Africa, the people lacks the proper knowledge or resources to collect rainwater, Meerman explains. If they do, often with an improvised system which is still not the best or water becomes contaminated. Because rainwater can play a crucial role in water supplies, agriculture or proper sanitation. RAIN aid consists of several element slips. They rely on three pillars. Firstly, they provide training and advise to aid agencies, governments or villages about how to apply certain techniques and which system is best suited to catch rainwater. They moreover implement various rain collection systems with local organizations of storage tanks in Nepal to sand dams in Ethiopia. It depends on many indicators, such as the type of landscape, the amount of rainfall and the culture, which technique has the greatest impact. Finally, they organize on line and offline meetings and create platforms on which all knowledge is shared. They are building a global community of people who show how easy and effective they collect rainwater through blogs and photos. To drink, to grow food, to wash with. More creative and expand the community of via Rainwater Wikipedia, describes what system you need to apply the best and for what purpose it is most appropriate by sharing all people over the Internet. A special program, Rain4Food focuses "harvest" the right way of rain to maintain agricultural land. Because rain often falls into certain periods and it is not always assess whether are many or few water from the air, it is important to buffer rainwater. Just as not every drop of the ground but needs a surplus of water from a rain period as padding for drier times. Agricultural result up to and promotes food security.

Rainwater is for everyone

Collect rainwater for use. It sounds very logical if you see the different examples and considering that water falls free from the sky. "Rainwater belongs to everyone," reads the appropriate slogan. It is for all of us, so we must work together to make it happen. Although the organization is now mainly engaged in developing countries, where demand for good rainwater collection systems is highest, Meerman thinks that the Western world has to focus more on rainwater. "Often it is too expensive to capture and reuse the large scale. But he thinks that countries can get more out of rainwater in the future than it is happening now. They hope that over time a habit and then collecting rain may even be enshrined in law." What kind of water to drink.

Author: Peter
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