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Rainwater harvesting ex situ

Rainwater harvesting ex situ

  • How can development agencies help with adaptation to climate change?

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    Climate change threatens to undo any progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, with the world’s poorest people suffering the most from its impacts. Development agencies already advocate for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, but they must also adopt a new role, focusing on helping people to adapt to climate change.Adaptation is
    the ability to respond and adjust to the actual or potential impacts of
    changing climatic conditions. This can be to reduce harmful impacts or to exploit
    opportunities. Research from Tearfund, a UK-based

  • Agro-hydrological Evaluation of On-Farm Rainwater Storage Systems for Supplemental Irrigation in Laikipia district, Kenya

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    The main objective of the study was to evaluate the hydrological and economic performance of farm ponds with the view of assessing their contributions to water and food security in semi-arid agro-systems of Kenya. Agro-hydrological evaluation of on-farm runoff storage systems entailed field survey, monitoring of water losses, analysis of rainy seasons and dry spell occurrence, soil moisture and water balance, estimation of supplemental irrigation requirement and farm-level cost-benefit analysis of cabbage production using low-head drip irrigation system.

  • Adoption Driver and Constraints of Resource Conservation Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    With increasing population, the pressure on agriculture to provide food and livelihoods is equally increasing. According to this study, given the ever-growing population in the arid and semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa, and the decreasing possibilities to increase or change the cultivated area, standard recommendations across Africa"s savannahs are to make the best use of rainwater and to maintain the productivity of the land.

  • Alternatives to Portland Cement

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    Alternatives to Portland Cement

    Cement is an important binding agent in concretes, mortars and renders, and is used for the production of walling blocks and roofing tiles.

  • Bamboo Preservation

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    Bamboo Preservation

    This brief looks at some of the options that can be used in bamboo preservation.

  • Banquetas em Curvas de Nível

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    Banquetas em Curvas de Nível

    Este documento descreve a utilização de contornos de nível morto e o processo de construção da instalação de armazenamento e recolha de água da chuva no terreno, em Manama.

  • Ecological Sanitation: A Concept

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    Ecological Sanitation: A Concept

    Ecological sanitation ('ecosan') is the reuse of human excrement, which contains the nutrients required to fertilise land.

  • Jarre en Mortier de Ciment

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    Jarre en Mortier de Ciment

    Cette étude de cas vient de la 'collecte des eaux de pluie'. Cette citerne d'eau a été à l'origine mise au point en Thaïlande mais a également été utilisée en Afrique de l'Est.