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Optimal ways to harvest and purify rainwater in the Western and Nyanza provinces, Kenya
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The access to water in the regions around Lake Victoria varies with the rainy seasons. Today the daily labor of fetching water is a heavy burden for people in the rural areas. In the process of this study farmers in the Western and Nyanza provinces in Kenya are interviewed, water samples are analysed and present rainwater harvesting techniques and purification methods are observed. As a result, suitable solutions to the problems found are discussed. An optimal system is chosen for the region with a concept selection matrix. An elaborated dimensioning tool for roof and purpose-built harvesting systems is developed. Finally a summarized manual is attached in order to raise interest for rainwater harvesting among the farmers that the non-governmental organisation SCC-Vi Agroforestry cooperates with.

Abstract [sv]

Tillgången till vatten i områdena kring Victoriasjön varierar med regnperioderna. Det dagliga arbetet med att hämta vatten är idag en stor börda för människor på landsbygden. Under processen av denna studie intervjuas bönder i Western och Nyanza provinserna i Kenya, vattenprover analyseras och nuvarande regnvatteninsamlingstekniker och reningsmetoder observeras. Som ett resultat diskuteras passande lösningar på de problem som hittats. Ett optimalt val av komplett system för regionerna tas fram med hjälp av en konceptvalsmatris. Ett genomarbetat verktyg för dimensionering av tak- och ändamålsbyggda insamlingssystem utvecklas. Slutligen inkluderas en sammanfattande manual för att väcka intresse för regnvatteninsamling bland de bönder som den ideella organisationen SCC-Vi Agroforestry samarbetar med.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 75 p.
Keyword [en]
Rainwater harvesting, storing water, water purification, agroforestry.
Keyword [sv]
Regnvatteninsamling, vattenförvaring, vattenrening, trädjordbruk.
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Engineering and Technology Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-4261OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-4261DiVA: diva2:329118
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Available from: 2010-08-02 Created: 2010-07-07 Last updated: 2010-08-02Bibliographically approved

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