A crash course in changing the world.
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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).
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.
We met Mrs Elizabeth Kabanga, wife of the Village Headman in the Chibanga community, which…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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?
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…..…Continue
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…Continue
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