The demonstration project for drinking water provision and localization program by Korean appropriate technology of Rain Water Harvesting(RWH) is to relief environmental damage targeting on the Philippines damaged area by typhoon Haiyan and near by poor area
Challenges & Goal
Provision of clean drinking water for 1,359 people
Appropriate technology means innovative, sustainable and economical technology, realizing indispensable public service using local labourer and resources. With appropriate technology we are providing 1.5L clean and safe drinking water (a day/per 1 man) to 1,359 people during emergency relief period and 1,178 people during recovery&reconstruction period for typhoon affected area and poor regions in Philippines, where water supply ratio is just 12%.
Rainwater is clean and safe alternative water resources selected by WHO. Ecopeace Asia has been working hard to consistently provide developing countries environmental-friendly appropriate technology using rain water harvesting system for active reaction to natural disaster such as super typhoon mainly due to climate change
Pilot test, seminar, water quality analysis for local recognition on using rain water
There are many difficulties in persuading local in developing countries where the people are not familiar with using rain water as drinking water. For that reason, we installed 1 ton of pilot rain water harvesting system in a local house and let them manage and operate it voluntarily with regular seminar on rainwater and quality inspection.
Finally, our efforts resulted in local recognition improvement telling that rain water is clean and safe.
Manual, technology transfer, local community committee for the project sustainability
The key factors for successful international cooperation project are the ownership of local beneficiaries and capacity building for them. So, Ecopeace Asian made and distributed the manuals for management of rain water harvesting system and implemented technology transfer to the local.
In addition, we promoted local community committee, which will lead local and supervise facilities. All these effots are for the sustainability of our project
The demonstration project for drinking water provision and localization program by Korean appropriate technology using Rain Water Harvesting(RWH) in a special disaster zone (2014-2015)
- Project goal
- Supports on overcoming environmental disaster in typhoon affected area and poor region
- Development of rain water harvesting system relflecting the concept of appropriate technology
- Maximization of local recognition and publicity on Korea environmental appropriate technology
- Project Area
- Typhoon affected area: Proper & Sitio Bagotao, Brgy. Macatunao, Cocepcion, Iloilo
- Disaster site in poor area: Sitio Bakal, Brgy. Bagong Silangan, Quezon City
- Project Contects
- Village level localization of rainwater harvesting system based on Korean environmental technology development projects
- Main Expected Effects
- Technology: Provision of disaster countermeasuring rain water harvesting technology, which is matched with local resources and technology level, to island area and poor area, where the central water supply is insufficient or unavailable
- Environment: Introduction of sustainable rain water harvesting system, utilizing environmental-friendly technology independent solar module, potential energy, gravitational energy
- Economy: Very low cost, short construction period, high accessibility for rain water harvesting system comparing to central water supply or seawater desalination system. In addition, it only needs 2~3 years for construction cost recovery.
- Main Activities
- Field research for project site
- Building network with local government
- Install&examination for 1 t of RWH system
- Program monitoring&evaluation for village level rain water usage
- Educational program, technology tansfer and manual for local recongition on rain water
- Development of appropriate technology using village level RWH system
- Promotion for managing&operating local community committee on RWH system
- Survey on amount of water catchment, usage and local satisfaction
- Policy proposals to each project site's local governments for dissemination of the projects