Popular high street retailers Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrison’s and John Lewis have all benefited from the dedicated water saving experience within Aquality and have used Rainwater Harvesting technology for a variety of projects. 💧 #Aquality
"Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth - these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food and security." - Ban Ki-moon 💧| #Aquality
Earlier in October 2016, #Naatum received a visit from #BradLancaster, a renowned expert in #rainwaterharvesting and #watermanagement.
During his visit he added, “I saw some of the worst erosion I’ve yet witnessed, while also experiencing a variety of growing #oases’’ .
The rock-runoff #cistern, you’re seeing in the images above, has a capacity of 79,000 gallons (300 m3) and was built in 2009, thanks to Catholic Sister Katia’s fundraising and organizing work with the #NaatumWomen’sGroup in the Soit Oudo region of Lapikia District, Kenya.
Before the tank was built, area women would walk 20 km to get to water that they would dig out of the sand in natural drainages before carrying it back home. The more the #watersheds of those drainages were #degraded, the less water the water flowed in the creeks, and the farther the women had to walk.
Secured funding from #LUSHCosmetics#SlushFund- helped repair the cistern’s plumbing, repair the land below the cistern by fencing out #livestock, and plant rain and runoff via water-harvesting #earthworks to support native - #aloesecundiflora and other plantings. The aloe is used by the #women to make soap and other products, and it is #sustainably#harvested and sold to LUSH for their #CharityPot cream. The #leaves can also be fed to chickens and used to treat malaria.
Enough water is currently captured within the cistern to provide 80 liters of water per family per day. #Water is free for the women of Naatum, while non-members must pay 50 shillings per month for access to cistern water. Another, upper cistern is desired on a different part of the rock catchment so it can be used for domestic purposes, while the lower cistern can be used for the growing #farm. From the last rainfall, the cistern is full at least until April. .
This #WaterHarvesting for #FoodSecurity Course is imperative for the Naatum women and #communities at large in #Laikipia. Watch this space as we unfold more on this course with #WarrenBrush, starting today!
Prince Albert is personally involved in water saving policy for Monaco with his foundation FAP2 and following the great success of the installation for the New National Museum in Monaco (“Villa Paloma”) they have decided to go a step further in Rainwater harvesting and challenged AQUALITY to design a unique system for the ambitious project of “Lycée Technique Hôtelier de Monaco".💧| #Aquality
Views from the #readingnook 🙌 This pic is kinda old so... #fbf I’ve got some cushion back there now, along with some curtains and repainted the ceiling. But the lighting in this pic is good, so here you go!
Here's our high quality @pioneerwatertanks_na water catchment tank in Maui. This one is 15,000 gallons and features a really smart roof that ships small, takes a day or less to install and catches its own water. Strangely, most water catchment tanks don't collect the water from their own roofs! It's called Pioneer and it's lighter and easier to install than what's presently on the market. It's design allows it to be more accessible for humanitarian/developing world use because of its easy transportation and setup. We love it because it looks great and will last a long time. #LifeEditedMaui#cleanwaterwednesday#rainwaterharvesting#pioneerwatertanks#water