Within tle cycle of African Lectures, organized by prof.Patrizia Montini Zimoli’s workshop on environmental sustainability, Mario A. Rosato held a lecture on sostainable technologies and a study case on rain harvesting in sustainable bulidings. The lecture took place at the IUAV, Cotonificio aula 2, Venice, on 18th Nov. 2014 at 14:30 instead of 10:00 as reported on the poster .
Innocentive announces in a press release that the Rockefeller Foundation will contribute with 200% of the amount collected through Global Giving to fund a project on rain harvesting in Kerala , where a solution proposed by Sustainable Technologies was awarded the first prize in an international challenge.
First prize of the Rockefeller Foundation for solving the problem of rain harvesting in Kerala.
- To build a tank of at least 6 m3 capacity for rain harvesting during the Monsoon, that costs less than 120 US$ and does not need machinery for the transport and erection. Furthermore, it must be mounted on weak consistency ground, with underground water that comes up during the Monsoon.
- To create job places for low income inhabitants, specially for women.
- Use only local materials.
A 8 m3 capacity tank designed to be easily erected by two women by assembling locally made vegetable fibre-cement panels. Our design reduces the erection time to only 2 days and the cost of 120 US$ to the final customer leaves a margin of 30 US$ for the workers. The carbon emissions calculated for the whole process of fabrication are null.