New Design for the Rain Water Catch could address the drinking water shortages in
Africa and elsewhere.
The UN just released a report saying that harvesting rain water could solve
’s drinking water problems. The web business www.friendsofwater.com, a company working to address water issues, has located a design for a rain water catch that appears to meet the UN recommendations head-on.
December 5, 2006. The UN just reported the astonishing results of a study done with the World Agroforestry Centre: In many countries the shortage of clean water can be entirely resolved by the harvesting of rain water. In some countries this could supply six or seven times the current need, and provide security against future droughts.
The report urges governments and donors to invest more widely in technology that is low cost, simple to deploy and maintain, and able to transform the lives of households, communities and countries Africa-wide. The report says “The water crisis in
Africa is more of an economic problem from lack of investment, and not a matter of physical scarcity. In other words, simply harvesting rain water could provide enough clean water to solve the water shortage in many countries.
Friendsofwater.com has located a low-tech, low-cost and lightweight design for a rain water catch by a company that has designed and sold thousands of products using similar and proven design principals and the same durable materials to create collapsible greenhouses. The Rain Water Catch is not yet in production. With sufficient interest, manufacturing can begin to produce products from this wonderful design.
To see multiple photos of a prototype of the Rain Water Catch, please go to www.friendsofwater.com and click through to Water Catch.
Timothy Hickey, the founder and Big Splash at
www.friendsofwater.com said: “We are very excited to have found this solution to access to clean water. We’re hoping to contribute to solving this most serious issue for many. We hope to hear from anyone interested.”
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New Site Celebrates Water: Ezine with Story-telling, News, Inspiration and Tools for the Householder to Clean Water and Save Water
September 5, 2006. New environmentally-conscious web business celebrates water in our environment, health, recreation and gardening through a very attractive site, online store and opt-in ezine. The ezine includes well-written story-telling, laughable and serious water news, and discounts on selected water products in the online store.
If you think the oil shortage is a big deal, wait for the water shortage. Friendsofwater.com, a new socially-conscious web business, has three principals:
Friendsofwater.com selects and sells products that support the thoughtful use of water including home water filters, pool filters, garden water filters and sprinklers, rain gauges and organic gardening products that don't damage our waterways. The company is continually adding carefully selected products to offer their readers.
o Celebrate water in our environment, health, recreation and gardening
o Build awareness of the threat to our water resources -- in a supportive way
o Provide tips and products to clean water and save water
The primary engine of friendsofwater.com is an opt-in ezine, The Waterfall. The ezine entertains with water-related storytelling -- including environmental issues, adventures, life experiences, tall tales, historic and poetic views. The publication shares water news from the serious to the laughable, health tips and book reviews. Article submissions are invited. Subscribers receive extra discounts on water products described on the site and sold through the friendsofwater.com online store.
Timothy Hickey, the founder and Big Splash at friendsofwater.com said: “Companies can be successful by being a positive influence. We celebrate the good life we have. And we’re working to both support well-intentioned householders and preserve earth’s life-blood. Please join us by subscribing to our free ezine."