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5th International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
"Rainwater Catchment for Future Generations"
Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C. - August 1991

Section 1: Keynote Papers

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Progresses Of The U.N. Water Decade And Rainwater Catchment Systems

Yu-Si Fok
University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A.

Show-Chyuan Chu
Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan


According to a report by UNDP in December, 1989 (The progresses of the United Nations' International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade 1981-1990,) on the water decade, there are about 55% targeted population in-developing countries has received :safe drinking water supply while only 17% of. Those received sanitation disposal of their waste. This paper has made an assessment of factors that affects this imbalanced of development drinking water supply and sanitation during the U.N. water decade. In addition, possible approaches that may be used to fulfill the U.N. Water Decade's objectives are also presented. In the process of the assessment, progresses of rainwater catchment systems have examined. The Thailand Jar Rain Water Catchment Program is cited as an outstanding drinking water supply program which should be recommended to the U.N. Water Decade decision makers and planners for promotion.

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