Category: Sanitation

Safe summer

SAFE SUMMER, Eastern Rwanda is prone to the lack of water especially during the three months of summer, as it is a place which is hotter than other provinces in Rwanda and there is no access to ground water as all canals from mountains get dry. To get water kids should go at a minimum of 10km to find lakes where they fetch, dirty, saline water full of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. This leads to water borne ...more »

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Category: Groundwater

roof water harvesting

harvests rain water from roof top into pocket/pool of water underground in saline aquifer, useful in areas having water stress due to high water salinity which could cause water borne diseases.

Submitted by (@adeolusegun99)

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2 votes

Category: Other

Rain water harvesting promotion in Africa

There is a sizable number of buildings with corrugated iron sheets across Africa and Africa receives abundant rainfall throughout the year. After the heavy rain, minutes later, it is a common practice to see Africans rushing downstream to go and fetch water from the ponds which has been running away from their own buildings at home. My idea is to change the mindset of people with corrugated iron roofed buildings to embrace ...more »

Submitted by (@jmukanga)

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3 votes

Category: Other

Rainwater Roof for Vegetable Garden

This concept is ideal for the local upcoming (or seasoned) fresh produce farmer, who seeks to improve the yield of his crop and invest in his/her household water supply. The idea is quite simple and suitable for areas where the soil conditions can grow vegetables/fruits and area enjoys a fair amount of rainfall. Basically you erect a shaded net (semi-transparent), supported by means of steel poles (25mm galvanised pipe ...more »

Submitted by (@henrytownsend)

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4 votes

Category: Other

Revamped Soccer Field

Africa, with the most beautiful people in the world, is a soccer loving continent. Why not transform the old dusty soccer field into a modern rainwater recovery soccer stadium? The proposed concept and method statement: * dig parallel trenches on existing field to house subsoil drainage system. * place thin single HDPe waterproof membrane layer over entire field and install perforated pipes on top of layer in trenches. ...more »

Submitted by (@henrytownsend)

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4 votes

Category: Groundwater

Rainwater Hill

Rain/Ground water recovery field situated on sloped area above the town, that consists of subsoil drainage perforated pipe system which is aligned with natural contours of hill, one basic water filtration plant and main water supply pipe network to community. Entire concept system based on gravity feed, no pumps or electricity utilised (please see attached pdf file for more info)

Submitted by (@henrytownsend)

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5 votes