Archive for Water
The groundwater management project, with the AdZU-Geo-informatics for a Systematic Assessment of Flood Effects and Risks in Mindanao (Geo-SAFER) as a co-implementor, will assess and monitor the groundwater of the city by constructing ground water monitoring wells with real-time capability to assess both quality and quantity of groundwater. “These technical interventions have become strategic in making our City more sustainable, more secure, more safe, and more progressive,” Fr San Juan stated.
This project was developed as a strategy to adapt to climate change in the face of water scarcity and rationing in popular urban neighborhoods in the cities from La Paz and El Alto.” 40 baths and laundries were built by implementing rainwater harvesting systems and re-utilization of gray water which, through a pumping system supported by solar panels, are distributed in toilets and laundries, saving the use of drinking water.
According to FAO Director-General, two-thirds of the planet’s inhabitants live under severe water shortages at certain times of the year; conference in Brasilia debates lack of water as a factor for migration.
Access to clean water is a fundamental right must be a global priority, said Catholic leaders present at the 8th World Water Forum and the Alternative World Water Forum. Catholic representatives spoke about the need to find ways to create a sustainable supply of fresh drinking water for all, especially the poorer populations around the world.