South Asia Rainwater Network
RESIDENTIAL CERTIFICATED TRAINING PROGRAM TO CONSTRUCT FERRO CEMENT (PUMPKIN SHAPED) RAINWATER HARVESTING TANK
Course Dates : 05th to 10th October 2022
Duration : 5 days
Venue : Badulla, Sri Lanka
Mode of training : Classroom and on the job
Who Can Apply : Female and male (20 to 45 years) construction industry technicians/ masons from South Asia
Course Fee : US$ 110 (does not include air ticket)
Application Deadline : Registration is Closed
The Climate-resilient business model of Elpitiya Plantations a large tea production company in Sri Lanka featured in the SARNET 10th webinar receives a prestigious award from the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
Managed by Aitken Spence Plantation Management PLC since 1997, Elpitiya Plantations owns 13 estates and 17 factories producing tea and other diversified crops. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (https://island.lk/elpitiya-plantations-recognised-for-best-sustainability-project-go-green-and-beyond/)recognised the efforts of this organisation to reduce the environmental and water footprint of the ‘Go Green and Beyond’ initiative by awarding the prestigious Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2021.
Votes for rainwater harvesting; an election candidate of Kathmandu in Nepal proposes rainwater harvesting as a measure to supply water to the communities not reached by the main supply
Mr. Balen Shah is a Rapper/Structural Engineer by Profession. He is a popular candidate for Mayor (Chair of Kathmandu Metropolitan City) in the local election. While giving an interview to a national televisions, a television channel he stated that even though the municipal water supply is fully functional there is an acute water problem in Kathmandu city. About 3% of the population will be still out of municipal water supply reach. This can be overcome or solved by applying Rainwater Harvesting Technology. Mr. Shah also spoke about recharging ponds to restore traditional water points/sources. -Courtesy Kanchan Nepal
Pumpkin-shaped rainwater tank popular in Sri Lanka to be adopted for Nepal Blue Schools Project
Blue Schools project of Kanchan Nepal constructs the Pumpkin shaped rainwater harvesting tank. Masons of Nepal were trained on constructing pumpkin-shaped rainwater tanks by Malkanthi a Sri Lankan lady mason trained by the Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum and facilitated by Kanchan Nepal and supported by the International Rainwater Harvesting AllianceiIRHA).