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Rainwater harvesting in watershed

Since watershed is a hydrologic unit and selected based on water flow in a land area, planning for rainwater harvesting can be done in a better way in a watershed as compared to any other type of geographic units. Direct falling rainwater, overland flow of runoff, lateral seepage flow (emerging within the watershed boundaries) can be stored in a reservoir formed due to…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 27, 2010 at 9:52am — No Comments

Drip irrigation--A water saving method

Drip irrigation is one of the most efficient irrigation methods for orchard and plantation crops where it saves 30-70 per cent irrigation water and increases yield by 25-80 per cent. Evidences from drip irrigation trials have clearly… Continue

Added by Pradip Dey on March 27, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Use of wastewater-points to ponder

Developed countries with surplus funds regard wastewater treatment as vital to protect human health, environment and prevent the pollution of surface water bodies such as lakes and rivers. But for most developing countries, this solution presents insurmountable problems and is…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 27, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

World Water Day-memorable pics

March 22nd is recognized by the United Nations Water Group as "World Water Day", this year's theme being "Clean Water for a Healthy World". Although we live on a water-covered planet, only 1% of the world's water is available for human use, the rest locked away in oceans, ice, and the atmosphere. The National Geographic Society feels so strongly about the issues around fresh water that they are…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 27, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

Solar lantern from locally sourced materials

Felix Mukobeko is Zambian, 29, single, and a recent participant at our micro-solar production set-up workshop in Mumbwa (a small town 150 km west of the Zambian capital of Lusaka).

Felix Mukubeku.JPG

Felix assembles a solar lantern from locally sourced…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 27, 2010 at 7:24am — 1 Comment

Meet Mrs Kabangahe for the reality of home lighting

Home-made kerosene lanternlowres.jpg In much of rural Zambia, communities depend heavily on either candles or home-made kerosene lanterns for their lighting needs (see picture to the left). On a recent field trip we came across one of these home-made lanterns.

Mrs Kabanta demonstrates the lanternlowres.jpg We met Mrs Elizabeth Kabanga, wife of the Village Headman in the Chibanga community, which…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 27, 2010 at 7:16am — No Comments

Prototype charging stations in Zambia

Exciting times in Zambia where the team have designed and built the first prototype charging stations, which entrepreneurs will use to charge mobile phones. The ever-increasing popularity of mobile phones, coupled with limited access to electricity, should prove to be a recipe for commercial success for these stations, which have been sized to charge up to 20 phones a day.… Continue

Added by Pradip Dey on March 27, 2010 at 5:48am — No Comments

SOLAR AID is a fit case for volunteering

After going through the following story, I have decided to propagate the idea of SOLAR AID team......

The extended rainy season finally appears to be relenting. This is great news for us since many rural roads have been impassable lately. The clinics and schools we evaluate and install with solar power are in the shadow of development and extremely hard to reach at the best of times.…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 27, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Awareness about CARRY 5 Walk for Water – Seattle, Washington – June 5

I have gone thorugh the work of Water 1st International. Thay are doing good work. hence I thought of spreading message of CARRY 5 Walk for Water – Seattle, Washington – June 5 so that the EVOKERs who are nearby may join for a nobel cause.

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, June 5, 2010, 1:00 pm

Seward Park, Seattle

Individual and team participants will fill their containers with water from Lake Washington and try to carry 5 gallons of water for 5 kilometers along Lake…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 25, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

Suitable forestry species for agroforestry



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Added by Pradip Dey on March 22, 2010 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment

Electricity saved is electricity generated

I was scratching my head to do something new in order to complete my ACT3 in Power Shift. I was about to give up when I found my wife is in kitchen and has lightened a bulb for proper visibility. In fact, the kitchen is placed in such a way that the light is blocked and… Continue

Added by Pradip Dey on March 22, 2010 at 7:40am — 1 Comment

Methods to keep soil healthy



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Added by Pradip Dey on March 22, 2010 at 7:13am — 3 Comments

Agroforestry: A sustainable land-use system

Agroforestry is an integrated and sustainable system of land use combining agriculture, forestry, horticulture, livestock management and agrostology. With the shrinking per capita land availability, agroforestry system with the integration of perennial woody trees with crops/pastures…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 22, 2010 at 6:29am — 4 Comments

Strategies for Avoiding and Rectifying Chemical degradation

This include, loss of nutrients and organic matter, acidification associated with removal of nutrients or misuse of fertilizers, increased leaching by soil exposure due to removal of vegetative cover, increased temperatures and oxidation of the soil organic matter due to exposure and cultivation, salinization…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 22, 2010 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

Light without electricity

Here are some sources of light which are used in absence of electricity:

Kerosene lamp…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 22, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Millennium Development Goal-a different approach

Hi, EVOKErs,

Good day!

Here is a link for viewing a different approach to the MDGs.

For a different approach to the MDGs: watch the film "8". This series of eight short films was made by famous producers such as Gus Van Sant, Wim…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 21, 2010 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

Electricity from electromagnetic waves

In 2020, I would like to develop a converter for generating electricity and become an entrepreneur. How? read on.....

All electromagnetic waves essentially possess both magnetic and electrical properties. Hence, any such waves can be converted to electricity. Also it can be stored for future…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 21, 2010 at 2:11pm — 17 Comments

Here is a success story in energy

I got the following success story in energy. Hope EVOKErs will find it useful. Thanks.....

Delta-Montrose Electric Association Home Energy Makeover Contest: Many of us braved this winter by slipping on gloves to keep our fingers warm as we dutifully wrote a check to the utility company. As energy rates continue to climb, is there really anything we can do but pay bigger utility bills?

What about…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 21, 2010 at 1:13pm — 2 Comments

Phosphorus scarcity vis-a-vis urban food growing solution

This blog is the result of demand from some of my EVOKEr friend who wanted my opinion on urban food growing solution in view of phosphorus scarcity (both in terms of availability in soil as well as market). Here I go…..…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 20, 2010 at 9:50am — 4 Comments

After searching net, I think the following from Georgetown University, USA has it. Drinking and cooking kill in developing countries. Diarrheal illness caused by dirty water and respiratory disease …

After searching net, I think the following from Georgetown University, USA has it.

Drinking and cooking kill in developing countries. Diarrheal illness caused by dirty water and respiratory disease caused by smoke inhalation from wood fires are the two leading environmental causes of disability and death in the world, representing 10% of the total global burden of…

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Added by Pradip Dey on March 18, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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