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:

CLIMATE CHANGE, DESERTIFICATION, ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS AND MIGRATIONS

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

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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)
Author: IPOGEA for ITALCEMENTI Spa
In the Park of the Murgia Materana in the South of Italy there is a roof cistern that was …

The restoration of Fontana Cilivestri (Matera)
March 15, 2009 – 5:22 pm | Comments Off
The restoration of Fontana Cilivestri (Matera)

Author: IPOGEA
Description
The water collection and distribution system of the Cilivestri Fountain is very complex: a roof cistern collects karstic and rain water and directs it to a canal built with calcarenite blocks (tufa) and entirely …

Water from the tap is good and safe
March 15, 2009 – 5:08 pm | Comments Off
Water from the tap is good and safe

Small Guide for a critical consumption of water. From the tap to the bottle, guide-book for a responsible use of a common resource.

Reference: Luca Martinelli, editor of the review Altreconomia
Water from the tap is …

Bamboo Treadle pump
March 15, 2009 – 4:55 pm | Comments Off
Bamboo Treadle pump

Designer: Gunnar Barnes of Rangpur/Dinajpur Rural Service and International Development Enterprises (IDE) Nepal Manufacturer: Numerous small and medium-sized local workshops Nepal and Bangladesh, 2006 …

Water, storage system
March 15, 2009 – 3:51 pm | Comments Off
Water, storage system

Manufacturer: Local workshops India, 2006 Plastic Dimensions: 2’h x 4’w x 8’d or smaller size, 500 liter or 1000 liter In …

· Financing mechanisms for solidarity related to the management of the integrated Hydraulic services
March 15, 2009 – 3:40 pm | Comments Off
· Financing mechanisms for solidarity related to the management of the integrated Hydraulic services

Financing mechanisms for solidarity related to the management of the integrated Hydraulic services:
the donation of 1 euro cent every m3 of water used in Italy.

The Italian law Oudin-Santini (n. 2005-95 …

UV-C light purification
March 15, 2009 – 3:24 pm | Comments Off
UV-C light purification

AquaStar was designed to be sold to a high-end market to fund a lower-cost application in the developing world. The more expensive AquaStar Plus! is used in the harshest environments by travelers, military personnel, and …

Reduction of water use for irrigation
March 15, 2009 – 3:12 pm | Comments Off
Reduction of water use for irrigation

Proposals for the reduction of hydraulic use in irrigation of trees and bushes
Author: Francesco Ferrini, Florence University, Department of Market Gardening
Contact: francesco.ferrini@unifi.it
Website: www.dofi.unifi.it
The regulations for irrigating Green public areas must be modified to reduce the …

Solar Bottle
March 15, 2009 – 2:54 pm | Comments Off
Solar Bottle

Author: Alberto Meda & Francisco Gomez Paz
Short description of the design: Bottle disinfects dirty water to prevent diseases
How did this design improve life and for whom?: Bottle can …