International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
Catchment: An Answer to the Water Scarcity of the Next Millennium."
Petrolina, Brazil - July 1999
Section 6: Gender and Community Related Aspects of Rainwater Catchment
Rainwater Catchment: Women and Gender Participation in
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Rainwater catchment and storage have been successfully
utilized by people all over the world. Any form or size of container has been
used to harvest and store water from roofs made of iron sheets, asbestos and
grass thatch. Many systems of rainwater catchment have been designed over the
years. These systems however can work well only when they are adapted to suit
specific environments in which they are placed. Experience has shown that no
one technical solution can be applied throughout one country. Technical
solutions must be adapted to suit local environments and local financial
resources and also suit traditional skills in construction and facility use
behavior of the population. The following paper shows how these questions were
solved in the towns of Beitbridge, Plumtree and Mberengwa in Zimbabwe.
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