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.
This program aims to educate schoolchildren to the management of water, sanitation and good hygiene practices, but also the recovery of waste to make blue schools, incubators of social change "
Construction of rainwater harvesting systems in Bhaktapur, to provide safe access todrinking water in 2 schools and 6 camps for displaced families after the 2015 earthquake.
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.
The "Unserved" 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 concrete and sustainable solutions in their city.
The aim of this "In the rain ink" project is to transform the representations of rainwater seen as a nuisance, poetically using the urban environment in which we live.