As pioneers in environmental communication, the NGO CICEANA has
extensive experience of teaching sustainable agricultural practices within school
communities. Our organisations came into contact when IRHA established a Blue
School in Oaxaca. CICEANA saw great scope in rainwater harvesting as a
technique for providing drinking water and improving community health. We are
delighted that they subsequently initiated a project to create a Blue Community
in Oaxaca’s Huautla de Jiménez
region. To scale-up rainwater harvesting to the community level, this project
involved the construction of a reservoir capable of storing 322 m3 of rainwater. This resource is filtered and distributed, via a network of pipes,
to meet the water needs of local children attending the melchor Ocampo primary school and the Justo Sierra nursery school.
Climate change requires us to rethink our management methods and practices. This project aims to build community resilience by combining better management of water resources, trees and soil.
Changes in rainfall patterns in the mid-hillls of Nepal disrupting the subsistence agriculture. The project aims to implement better water resource management at the watershed level to promote water infiltration.
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The "Emergency Rain" project aims to provide access to clean water and restore dignity for those who have nothing, the forgotten from water services, who live on the outskirts of our cities and have to fight every day to access even water for drinking.
The objective of this workshop is to bring school children to become aware of their environment, and to be able to implement durable, sustainable solutions in their city.