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Rainwater harvesting formalization for rural Cambodia

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:10 authored by Kea Pheng, Vicheka K. Keo
RainWater Cambodia (RWC) has designed and implemented risk-managed rainwater harvesting systems which are designed to capture the high rainfall in Cambodia and store enough water to last through the dry season. The risk management approach prevents contamination during storage ensuring the water stays safe to drink. These systems are implemented on a household scale, at schools and in remote areas where poor water access can have huge impacts on the level of services provided by RWC team and local entrepreneurs who were trained by the organization. RWC provides RWH systems for households, schools and health centres and since 2004, over 2500 household systems and over 130 institutional systems have been installed throughout Cambodia. Beneficiaries in rural Cambodia well managed all the systems with functionality and capability to supply water for drinking and cooking without the need for other treatment facilities, as it is potable.



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PHENG, K. and KEO, V.K., 2014. Rainwater harvesting formalization for rural Cambodia. IN: Shaw, R.J., Anh, N.V. and Dang, T.H. (eds). Sustainable water and sanitation services for all in a fast changing world: Proceedings of the 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, 15-19 September 2014, 6pp.


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