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Rainwater harvesting ex situ

Rainwater harvesting ex situ

  • Rainwater harvesting ex situ

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    Technology
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    Most precipitation that falls on human settlements is lost to the atmosphere through evapo-transporation (evaporation plus transpiration of water taken up by plants), or runs into rivers away from settlements before it can be used. In some water-rich regions, particularly wealthy regions with centralized water infrastructure, these losses may not be a major concern. However, in many water-poor areas, small-scale collection infrastructure can contribute greatly to the volume of freshwater available for human use.

  • Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block

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    Product
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    This invention is a Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block that is effective for retention of rainfall on paved areas in average as well as in extreme conditions. The system is developed for roof runoff but the general idea can also be applied to delay runoff from roads parking lots and in small canals. The Drainage Block is very well applicable in a modular system. Modular application in large paved areas will create nearly endless possibilities to spread the runoff from rainstorm events.

  • Climate-smart agriculture in Sri Lanka

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    Publication
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    The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects the ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness.

    CSA technologies and practices present opportunities for addressing climate change challenges, as well as for promoting economic growth and development of the agriculture sector according to the authors of this country report on Sri Lanka.

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

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    Publication
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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