About Itknet databank
June 23, 2008 – 11:31 am | Comments Off

ITKNET is an International Network of institutions and experts on Traditional Knowledge, created during the Major Conference:


- An international Network of experts on Traditional Knowledge for a common strategy
that took place on …

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Self-building using bamboo
March 15, 2009 – 8:26 pm | Comments Off
Self-building using bamboo

The habitat in developing countries. Self-building using bamboo. The case of Guayaquil, Ecuador Author: Tomaso Bozzalla
The author participated to the building and auto-construction of low cost houses in bamboo for the …

Using Bamboo in building construction: experimental analysis
March 15, 2009 – 8:18 pm | Comments Off
Using Bamboo in building construction: experimental analysis

Author: Francesca Parotti

Wanting to study an alternative and sustainable material for construction, the author has analyzed several aspects of bamboo structures and joints with the aim of designing simple kinds of joints to be realized …

Sustainable technologies and tradition in the land of the Maasai
March 15, 2009 – 8:07 pm | Comments Off
Sustainable technologies and tradition in the land of the Maasai

Author:Anna Toso

As a consequence of voluntary work in Tanzania, the author witnessed the difficulty of the Maasai population in adapting to the social-economical changes due to modernization. To the pastoral activity, once the principal …

Pot-in-pot cooler, food storage
March 15, 2009 – 7:51 pm | Comments Off
Pot-in-pot cooler, food storage

Manufacturer: local potters Nigeria, 1995 Earthenware, sand, water Dimensions: 16” to 22” diameter In use in: Cameroon, Tchad, Niger, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Burkina …

Valorisation of the “organic component of urban solid waste
March 15, 2009 – 7:44 pm | Comments Off
Valorisation of the “organic component of urban solid waste

Valorisation of the “organic component of urban solid waste” through the processes of composting and anaerobic digestion, the case of Ambanja, Madagascar
Authors: Alberto Panissidi, Diego Quarta

Part of a project called “Progetto Madagascar-Ambanja” by Ingegneria Senza …

Waste with love
March 15, 2009 – 7:00 pm | Comments Off
Waste with love

Author: Publink, a workgroup of designers who work for a sustainable future

“Waste with love” is a project that wants to awake people’s awareness on the necessity of reducing waste. It consists in modifying the …

Infiltration floor
March 15, 2009 – 6:43 pm | Comments Off
Infiltration floor

Cuando llueve en la ciudad, las superficies impermeables como el asfalto o el cemento repelen el agua y la mandan directamente a las alcantarillas. Con este pavimento el suelo de las ciudades se mantiene …

Design of technologies
March 15, 2009 – 6:33 pm | Comments Off
Design of technologies

The Water: resource projects for the Subsaharan region
Author: Alessia Giuntini
The author decided to analyse the problem of the scarcity of water in Angola:



5.Traditional techniques for water management

Proposed solutions:



Analysis of water quality
March 15, 2009 – 5:48 pm | No Comment
Analysis of water quality

Study of a project for water supply in a semi-arid area of Brasil. Analysis of water quality.
A research on the quality of water within the Brazilian “Programa um Milhao de Cisternas” (P1MC), which is …

Roof cistern resotation
March 15, 2009 – 5:33 pm | Comments Off
Roof cistern resotation

Restoration of a roof cistern in the Park of the Murgia Matera (ITALY)
In the Park of the Murgia Materana in the South of Italy there is a roof cistern that was …