1. This booklet has been written for community development workers in developing countries who are not technicians in the area of water resources. It is meant to serve as a general guide when planning environmentally sound small-scale water projects, that is, projects which protect and conserve...
  2. Experiences in Appropriate Technology illustrates a variety of encounters between communities, governments, entrepreneurs, and consultants in the Third World, including communities in North America. AT practitioners worldwide have met an assortment of obstacles. Their experience indicates that...
  3. This book emphasizes the importance of social, economic, and environmental considerations when planning and implementing projects. For rural development workers, it aims to fill the gap in existing literature on the gathering and storage of water.
  4. While achieving water security remains an elusive goal across large swathes of sub-Saharan Africa, the benefits of investing in water, sanitation and hygiene to achieve basic water security and alleviate poverty are clear. Households benefit through a range of health, educational, nutritional and...
  5. As the crucible of life, the source and final resting place of everything that grows, soil inspires reverence not only in the peasant who derives his daily bread from it, but also in the scientist who contemplates its meaning as the place where life and death meet and exchange vital energies.Out...
  6. This book of 'small talks' has been designed for use as a teaching tool with individuals or small groups. Their use has been evaluated and regular use has proven to have brought about positive behaviour change.
  7. Water is critical to all human activities, but access to this crucial resource is increasingly limited by competition and the effects of climate change. In agriculture, water management is key to ensuring good and sustained crop yields, maintaining soil health, and safeguarding the long-term...
  8. Little known but promising technologies for the use and conservation of scarce water supplies in arid areas are the subject of this report. Not a technical handbook, it aims to draw the attention of agricultural and community officials and researchers to opportunities for development projects...
  9. This study guide focuses on people as central to the process of development in a rural environment in the two-thirds world. People are central in the linkages, but water, livestock and adequate grazing are also essential, and must be kept in balance.
  10. The following pages are dedicated to water. The discussions of water-related issues are much broader, however, than the substance itself.