Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

TalkingDog

(9,001 posts)
Thu Jan 2, 2014, 10:49 PM Jan 2014

Wellowater: Freeing women (and children) from the time consuming task of water transport

http://wellowater.org/

By giving people easier access to potable water, the WaterWheel frees up valuable time, and in the process, removes barriers that prevent children from going to school and empowers women to engage in more productive activities. Research shows that when women have extra time, they choose to spend it on activities that boost family income, education, health, and wellbeing. Women with even a few years of education have smaller, healthier families, and are more likely to send their children to school. Female education is a key means of breaking the cycle of poverty.

http://vimeo.com/31340548
5 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Wellowater: Freeing women (and children) from the time consuming task of water transport (Original Post) TalkingDog Jan 2014 OP
k and r niyad Jan 2014 #1
It's a great idea! NYC_SKP Jan 2014 #2
Great idea. I have also wondered why they do not use the old fashion windmills. I used to go with jwirr Jan 2014 #3
Same water needs..... DeSwiss Jan 2014 #4
Another video with the lady, Cynthia Koenig, who started it all..lots more info here Stuart G Jan 2014 #5

jwirr

(39,215 posts)
3. Great idea. I have also wondered why they do not use the old fashion windmills. I used to go with
Thu Jan 2, 2014, 11:59 PM
Jan 2014

my grandfather to lift the brake off of the arms so that we could fill the water tank for the cattle. As far as I know there was not electrical device that made it lift the water from the well - only wind. Add some pipes to it and it could be transported to gardens etc.

 

DeSwiss

(27,137 posts)
4. Same water needs.....
Fri Jan 3, 2014, 01:07 AM
Jan 2014

...but different approach:



Innovation and thinking outside the box is how problems like this should be solved. This idea originally came from watching the Namib Desert Beetle.

- Mother Nature has all the answers because created the test.

K&R
Latest Discussions»Retired Forums»Video & Multimedia»Wellowater: Freeing women...