25 November 2021
Water is fast becoming a resource in short supply globally and the possibility of transferring water harvesting technologies from one location to another is becoming ever more urgent.
WaterHarvest is a UK based charity that has been working in India for over 30 years. It works with local NGOs to help provide clean drinking water for villagers in Rajasthan and Gujarat and restores degraded environments. It is expanding its operations into dryland Africa with its first pilot project in Kajiado District, Kenya.
This presentation will examine the opportunities for two-way technology transfer between Rajasthan and Kajiado District. It will consider similarities and differences between the two locations such as rainfall regimes that may affect the transfers of techniques. It will suggest that harvesting water, using improved traditional technologies, may provide an answer to the increasing problems caused by the growing demand for water and by climate change.
This event has been organised by the Yorkshire and North East committee.
Dr Kevin Cook is a retired university lecturer. He was Head of Department at St Mary’s University, Twickenham until 2008 when he joined the University of Northampton as a part-time lecturer. He has been a trustee of WaterHarvest for over 20 years and has visited its projects in Rajasthan and Gujarat. He has led several GA Study Tours to Kenya and makes regular visits to school projects in connection with his work as Chair of the St Mary’s University charity.
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This event is recognised by the Society as being suitable professional development for Chartered Geographer and may also be suitable for other professional accreditations.
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