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Thank you for your very thoughtful contributions so far. I am very impressed by your sound thought, intention and technical ability (and recipes). Are you interested in being an administrator on appropedia? I am not sure when that will help what you do here, but I definitely would like to remove any obstacles to your input. --Lonny 22:54, 30 June 2006 (PDT)
Rainwater Harvesting and Blogging
Please feel free to move your personal blog here. I think that appropedia should serve as a blog space and social networking site (more on that later) for those working towards change.
I hope you don't mind but I googled you. And found your work on Vadgam rainwater catchement. I have had some success using wikipedia:Ferrocement rainwater harvesting with little noticeable taste. Here are some links you may find useful... I should probably add some of these to appropedia and wikipedia accordingly. It looks like the ferrocement page at wikipedia could use some help.
- The documents seem to be missing right now... but should be up soon I hope.
- In this urban Zambia project they picked ferrocement as the most cost effective.
- Nice 24 page rainwater harvesting document from Practical Action. Inculdes ferrocement tanks.
- The Ajit Foundation, Scientific Resource Centre, Jaipur
- SimTanka: software tool for rainwater harvesting performance modeling. This software has meet some common international development problems, read more about it at the link.
- Jal-Chitra: software tool to create an interactive water map of a village.
In addition, the great and short documentary A Quiet Revolution has a piece about a village in India digging rainwater harvesting swails for ground water recharging. I believe there is a viewable movie at that site, but if not I can put it on a server for you. I am emailing the producers to ask for what they think about hosting the video on google video or the such.
I think I have some homemade movies on ferrocement as well. Please let me know if you are interested.
From the appropedia html sister site (mentioned here just for fun)
- Whimsical page about at home rainwater harvesting with ferrocement (this system is not for drinking).
- The system is small and uncovered and the pictures are oversized. But still fun.
- Plastic tank rainwater harvesting for a Community Resource Center in an effort to water a community garden that would help span the cultural gap between the Latino and Anglo members of their community.
Hmm... Sorry if none of that is usefull, I just got a little excited about the project. --Lonny 22:54, 30 June 2006 (PDT)