John Duncan, the British Ambassador to Geneva for Multilateral Arms Control & Disarmament, writes about a rainwater catchment system in Kenya that employs simple technology to make a difference in village life.
The concept is straightforward. Rainwater is collected via gutters connected to the corrugated iron roof sheeting that covers the local houses. A pipe takes the rainwater into a catchment tank that is installed next to the house, and a tap at the base of the tank provides easy access to the water. The community raise a third of the cost, and a small UK-based charity provides the rest.
From Melanie McNeely in Atlanta to Miranda in Utah to Steven Hitchcock in Cleveland to Jane Boursaw in Traverse City, Michigan to this French blogger and this Indian blogger and this Australian blogger to many, many more online writers around the world — John is one of 4,674 bloggers in 134 countries participating in the 4th annual Blog Action Day.
Every blogger who opts to register his or her blog pledges to write something today, October 15, 2010, on water.
Technology blog Mashable does it part, sharing 5 tips to conserve water, such as reducing consumption of 25 gallons of water every day by shaving five minutes off your shower time.
The world’s bloggers are writing about water this year, and I ask you to check them out. Here are some links to get you started:
If you wrote about water today, please share your link below. If you haven’t, it’s not too late to register and do it.