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- Using water resources
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- Health and hygiene
- Building houses
- Ways of farming
- Dealing with waste
- Creating energy
- Building infrastructures
- Improving transportation
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Rural Development is a term that is used widely in governmental organizations and many publications regarding rural activity in all the countries around the world. This book is about Rural Development at a basic level, with the material directed towards informing children about what can drive the first phases of development.
The water resources module explains how the water cycle operates and how important its protection and correct use is to development in all areas of life. A number of technologies that can improve use of water are explained.
The housing module explains many ways of creating reliable housing in different rural locations around the globe.
This module explains how simple technologies can improve farming in rural areas.
This module explains how simple technologies can improve waste management to minimise pollution.
This module explains the importance of building infrastructures and working as a community.
This module explains simple ways to create and use energy in developing communities. according to the bhatt pardeep technology for house building and infrastructure development in ruaal area
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Water has always been the most necessary resource for life on earth and therefore human development. Once fire was discovered and used to heat food it became possible to use water to boil some food times to make them more edible. It is believed that water was used for cooking as early as ----- by the poeple who lived in-----. Population density was always highest in river basins as they are very fertile lands. Ancient civilizations flourished near the great rivers such as the Nile and Indus. It is known that water was used to irrigate crops to improve yields as early as 5500BC in Mesopotamia now present day Iraq. These basic types of irrigation are still used in many parts of the world. Early civilizations also used channelled water as a levelling device for construction. This principle is still used by most builders today; by using a transparent pipe filled with water to compare levels.
The Water Cycle
Water is the most important resource for the success of any community or project. All water resources are linked together in a huge global cycle. Understanding this cycle is very important for making decisions about what technologies and processes should be used to utilise the available water resources.
The water cycle has four main storage phases. These are:
- In the ocean
- In the atmosphere
- On land
- Under the ground
The majority of the water in the world is stored in the ocean. This water is heated up by the sun and evaporates into the air. The water is then stored in vapour form in the clouds until it falls to the earth as rain, hail or snow. When the water falls to earth there are many different processes that can happen. It can be stored as snow and ice in cold areas of the world for great lengths of time; it can flow across the ground as runoff and enter into streams, rivers and lakes; it can be absorbed directly by plants; or it can filter its way under the ground.
The water that infiltrates into earth becomes part of the groundwater system. This water is a very important resource for development because the process of infiltration, which can take a long time with the water flowing over great distances, causes the water to be purified and have important minerals added.
Drinkable or potable water is a resource that is scarce in many parts of the world; it is also affected very easily by many types of pollution. Before drinking any water from an unknown source it is important to test its quality.
Water quality testing
A good indication of the quality of a water resource can be taken from the odour, the colour, and the quantity of particles. These three concepts give a general indication, before drinking it is best to filter it or get it tested in a laboratory if available.
If water is not potable there are a range of filtering processing that can improve its quality.
In polluted or even unfiltered mountain water there are many parasitic organisms and inorganic chemicals that are dangerous to humans, because of this it is very important to filter water.
If no energy or technology is available the simplest way to filter water is using a cloth. Water taken from any source is put into a container and left to settle, and then the water is passed through a cloth folded over itself about 8 times. The best type of cloth to use is cotton. This basic filter is effective against simple organisms and to some extent against cholera. However it is not very effective against giardia or cryptosporidium.
Carbon Filters are more advanced filters that require manufacturing; they are most effective for filtering chlorine and volatile organic compounds.
Advanced filtrations systems that are used all over the world to clean drinking water typically have the following components:
- A sediment filter to trap particles including rust and calcium carbonate.
- A second sediment filter with smaller pores is sometimes included.
- An activated carbon filter to trap organic chemicals and chlorination.
- A reverse osmosis filter with a thin film composite membrane.
- A second carbon filter to capture those chemicals not removed by the RO membrane is sometimes used.
- An ultra-violet lamp can be used for disinfection of the remaining microbes.
The filters range in size and capacity for large industrial installations to supply water for cities, to small portable devices that use gravity to filter water.
How to make:
- ClayPotFilter : make the lower part of the clay pot with a mix of sawdust and clay... during the baking process, the sawdust will transform into active coal and allow water to pass but retain the bacteria. Only use a limited diameter range of sawdust, not to big-not to dusty. Search for ClayPotFilter for more info
- CocaColaWaterDisinfector : works with clear, transparent water. Lay the bottle on its side, paint half of the bottle black... the sun will kill micro-organisms, viruses and cycsts in various ways:
- raise in temperature... it doesn't need to be boiling... boiling is a great visual feedback to know for sure you have reached far beyond survival temperature of micro-organisms, viruses and cysts. It's actually about getting above a minimun kill-off temperature, and how long you stay at a certain temperature above that minimum temperature. In a warm country, on a sunny day... 2 hours will do just fine.
- a certain wavelength in the UV in the sunlight, will split oxygen molecules in its radicals, making oxigenated water... that way, you burn little holes in the organisms/organic material... it's a way of chemically burning.
- A certain wavelength in the UV spectrum has the same length as the average bond distance of the molecules in the membrane... it can induce a self-resonance leading to rupture of the membrane, which kills the bacteria
- Idem to the previous but on the DNA level... the bacteria won't be able to survive. Search for SODIS for more info.
Extraction from Groundwater
Ground water is generally the best quality water available for drinking and irrigation, during the years of natural filtration through the earth the water absorbs minerals which are important for life support, during this process contaminants are generally removed.
The water table is found at different depths in different regions of the earth, this depth also varies over time due to water extraction and the regeneration process that depends on rainfall and natural water storage in lakes and rivers.
In areas where the water table is close to the surface small wells can be dug by hand or using machinery if available.
One option that has been used for centuries is the hand power percussion drill. It was first used by the chinese around 3000 years ago.
If drilling machines are available they can be used to extract water from greater depths.
Rope and washer pump
Irrigation for agriculture
In many areas around the world rivers and streams are partially or fully diverted for irrigation purposes. This has the advantage of supplying water using gravity. However it is very important to consider the effects of reducing the flow in the river or stream. The flora and fauna may not be able to survive in a dry season without the normal flow; these changes can affect the lives of the people and animals living downstream.
wadis for soaking in groundwater
Environmental concerns when dealing with Water
Water absorbs almost everything that it comes into contact with. However, only over long times and through specific processes does water returned to a clean state. When dealing with water it is important to consider that the water you are using is just in one of the phases of its continual cycle. Therefore, by keeping it as clean as possible at every stage of the water cycle, you can be sure that when the water comes back around it will be fit for use.
- Water for Life Decade -- This website has information about water resources.
- Hand powered percussion drill
The building of houses is fundamental for human development, especially in areas of the globe with extreme weather conditions.
It is very important for family and for general social development, because it is where we live and so it must be comfortable and healthy. Many types of houses are difficult to build; they require a lot of knowledge and work to create them.
To be a good house it must comply with a few basic functions.
- Be a functional and health environment for those that live in it.
- Inside of the house one must be protected from wind, cold, heat, rain sand and dust.
- Last few many years without requiring much maintenance.
There are many ways to build a house. Houses vary according to their location; they change due to cultural differences and also due to the local resources available to create them. In cold places houses must be more compact and have thick walls and small windows to resist the cold, they also have heating systems. In the hottest places the houses are built below ground level so that the earth keeps them cool during the day, they also have central courtyards to create shade from the sun. The forest areas the houses are made from wood, en the mountains they are made from stone, in areas with clay they are made from brick. In areas where there is seismic activity it is important to consider this when designing the structure of the house. Each country has its own regulation to guide this work.
Housing for Cold Climates
In cold climates a house must insulate its inhabitants from the outside temperature. This is achieved by creating walls that are made from materials that insulate well, often requiring layers of different materials. It is also necessary to include a heating system for the house. The type of heating will depend on the resources available (wood, gas, kerosene or electric), this should always be minimised by using the passive solar heating that the sun supplies. To make the passive solar heating from the sun more effective it is important to orientate the most important rooms towards the equator. (In the Southern Hemisphere towards the North, and in the Northern Hemisphere towards the South).
Passive Heating of Houses
Passive heating of living spaces is created by what is called the “greenhouse effect” because a greenhouse is a building made of glass used to grow plants in cool climates or accelerate growth by increasing the warmth.
Glass creates a greenhouse effect because the glass only transmits some light waves, this means that the light is trapped inside and bounces around within the area; the result is that there is more heat gain through the window, than heat loss.
Resources for good insulation:
- Thick walls and ceiling made of materials with low heat transfer.
- Walls and ceiling filled with insulation material that creates an air space (glass wool, cork, hay etc.)
- Walls and ceiling with an air space (a double wall or ceiling).
- Walls and ceiling insulated from water so that heat is not transferred with the moisture.
- Doors and windows that insulate (double glazed or double doors). And that way the heat from the heating will stay in the building
Housing for Hot Climate
In hot areas it is important to cool the house down to make it comfortable to live in. The house must have walls and ceiling that insulate the inter spaces from the outside heat just like a house in cold climates.
The house must also have as much of its walls and floor in contact with the earth because the earth does not heat up as much as the air especially if the night time temperatures are lower than the day time temperatures.
The house must be shaded from direct sunlight this can be done by building the house partially under the ground, or by planting trees around the house.Cavity wall construction can be taken up at south and west sides considering the solar path .
Housing for Windy Climates
Houses built for windy climates need to be strongly anchored to the ground and need the roofs to be designed to support the force of the wind.
Choosing the right materials
Choosing the right materials to build a house depends on the region that the house it to be built in. Each area of the planet it different and has many different materials that can be used for housing.
Earth bricks can be made from some types of clay it is a very common material and requires very little energy to turn into a construction material.
- Spade or shovel
- A press to create the earth bricks
The earth is mixed with a small amount of cement (without water) and then pressed into brick shape and left to harden. The humidity of the environment will enter the brick mixing with the cement and harden it. Normally small bricks are made so that they are easy to transport and work with.
It is considered one the most environmentally friendly construction methods.
The main disadvantage is it can not be used in the construction of the roof unless a arched or domed roof is created.
This brick is made from clay which when heated goes hard to form a brick. It is very common in many parts of the world, but it is a material that is very fertile and so its use for construction reduces the fertile land in the area, it also used a lot of heat energy for its creation.
Wood houses has a long tradition in Asia, and the United Status. If there are renewable wood forest to supply the wood very efficient construction can be done by creating kit-set houses.
- Pieces of wood cut to size and dried.
- Saws, hammers and nails also bolts for more important joints..
The wood must be cut into lengths; these are normally standardized so that builders can use the same practices for more than one house. These are used to create the structure of the house and panelling is used to close the house. Insulation should be included between the inner and outer panels. Wood does not resist water and will rot if not treated with chemicals in humid climates. Because of this it is best suited to dry climates.
A good house should also have running water and a toilet and bathroom so that the inhabitants can keep clean and also have access to water to drink and cook with.
Farming can be divided into two main sections, crop farming and animal husbandry. Both have been a major part of human development over last few thousand years.
The first farming began in the Fertile Crescent located in present day Iraq and Syria, with wheat harvesting and the husbandry of sheep and goats around 8000BC. Agriculture was also developed independently in China and the New World at later dates.
Organic farming according to Köpke (1990) comprises the principle of a precise organisation of an agronomically appropriate ( A. Young ), largely self-contained farm organisms. The overall concept makes the combination of plant production and animal husbandry, that is the traditional mixed farm or appropriate cooperations necessary.
Animal husbandry an important financial pillar of organically producing farms. Usually they earn more than 50% of their turnover with animal husbandry.
Soil erosion is a very important problem for agriculture today; it is caused by overgrazing and also by land clearing.
To solve this problem trees can be planted on steep slopes, or in some cases types of grass such as Vetiver (a grass that grows on my types of soils).
As the population grows in any given location, the strain on resources and the environment increases. This strain is due in part to the way we deal with the waste that our lives create.
Waste can be grouped into three main types, Biodegrable, Inert or Toxic waste.
Biodegradable waste normally originates from plant or animal sources, and it may be broken down by other living organisms.
This waste should not be mixed with general waste, because it can be composted and used for agricultural purposes.
Inert non-biodegradable waste can be recycled, reused or dumped in a location where the contamination of the area is minimal. The most important point is not to let any liquid components of the waste get into the water ways or the water table.
Toxic waste is any waste that can harm living organisms, this sort of waste either gives of gases or liquids which contaminate the air, water or earth that they come in contact with.
The sequence normally followed when approaching waste management is:
- Reduce - what can be done to reduce the volume of waste
- Re-use - can packaging or the waste be re-used (returnable bottles returned for cleaning and filling)
- Re-cycle - this means the waste is re-processed (glass is melted to make more bottles)
- Discard - the waste is sent to the correct landfill site or incinerator
Returnable beer bottles have a life expectancy of at least 25 trips, and at the end of the lifespan the brewer crushes the glass and recycles it to the glass supplier.
Glass recycling To yield the best value glass waste it is important to keep the different glass colours separate.
Contaminants of recycled glass include high temperature glass such as borosilicate glass and "Pyrex" or porcelain. These should be re-cycled separately.
Energy is used for many purposes, as a culture becomes more complex the uses for energy diversify.
Basic energy uses
The prime need for energy use in all parts of the world is for food preparation, preservation in hot climes & cooking. In cold climates it is essential for heating living spaces.
- Solar energy
- Solar Energy for cooking
- Solar energy for water heating
- Solar energy for creating electricity
- Wind energy
- Connection to the network
Firewood is the oldest and often most accessible energy source. An open wood fire can be used to cook food. There are many types of stoves and ovens that use wood to create heat for cooking and for heating of living spaces.
It is important to consider the source of the firewood; in many areas in the world people have cut all the trees down in an area to supply firewood or building material leaving no trees for future generations. As a general rule for every tree that is cut down 3 new ones should planted.
The energy from the sun can be used to heat water or even cook food; this is the best way to do this from an environmental point of view. It creates no pollution and uses no resources apart from those used for its fabrication.
Solar cooking has been used for centuries by explorers travelling in areas without access to wood to create fire. Since the 1970´s general interest has increased because of the energy it saves.
The simplest design is called the CooKit designed by Frenchman Roger Bernard en the early 1990´s; it is made from cardboard tinfoil a heat resistant plastic bag and a dark coloured pot.
See links below for more information.
Solar for Heating Water
Solar water heating systems are very efficient. In developed countries where it is common to heat water with electricity or gas from a centralized system, the cost of the installation can be paid back from saving in energy costs.
For rural development simple solar heating systems can be used to heat water even in areas the electricity or gas network has not yet reached.
Solar heating of the water is also called solar pasteurization; by heating the water many viruses and bacteria that cause diseases are killed. Hot water can also be used to clean living spaces and cooking and eating utensils more effectively.
Solar for Generating Electricity
Using solar energy for creating electricity is an environmentally friendly process but is unfortunately not very efficient, primarily because of the cost of fabrication of the solar panels. It is a very good technology when small amounts of energy are needed; to supply power for school computers etc.
If electricity is needed at night then a battery system must be added to store the energy.
If there are waterways nearby, dams are a very easy way to create energy in mechanical form; this can be turned into electricity with a turbine and generator.
The main problem with damming waterways to create energy is the change in ecosystem it creates, and the negative effect is has on the movement of silt downstream, the probabilty of the dam silting up, & the migration of fish up and downstream.
It is very important to create fish passes (ladders) so that the natural migration of fish can continue.
Small scale hydroelectric sets can be placed directly in streams with little or no civil engineering needed other than to anchor the set.
This is a very old technology, & is simply extracting energy as torque, via a paddle-wheel of some sort, & applying it to a set of grinding wheels, hammers
Wind energy was first harnessed in Persia around 200BC to grind grain, shortly after the technology was copied by the Romans and consequently spreads across Europe where it has been used for pumping water and grinding grain until the early 20th century.
The first wind-,turbine used to create electricity was constructed in the United States in 1888, since then they have been used for pumping water or generating electricity in isolated areas around the world primarily on farms.
Wind turbines range in size from small 30 cm diameter models used to generate small amounts of electricity, to 10m high 2m diameter wind-turbine that typically has many blades, to giant 100m high 120m diameter wind-turbine that produce up to 5MW of energy.
In rural areas where it is not possible to connect to the electrical network, wind-turbines can installed to pump water and generate electricity.
Electrical energy can be stored mechanically or chemically. The most common mechanical storage is by damming water; this can be done by waiting for it to flow into a dam or by pumping it up into a dam using excess electricity in a network. Batteries use a chemical process to store electricity. This process is not very efficient, batteries are expensive to make & dispose of, and even rechargeable ones have quite short life spans. Therefore it is best to try and avoid storing electricity and only create it when it is needed. That is why developed countries have large electrical networks to supply the electricity as it is generated.
Connecting to the Electrical Network
The first electrical network was connected in New York in 1883 by Thomas Edison the American inventor at the worlds first Research & Development centre. Since then the network has grown across the globe with most most developed countries in the world having centralized networks by mid 20th century.
Because alternative energy sources are only available when there is wind or sunshine, having a village connected to the electrical network means that excess energy produced from generation installations can be sold and when there is no wind or sunshine needed energy can be purchased. This is more efficient and environmentally friendly than using batteries.
Energy creating generally uses up resources, which should be replaced if possible; trees cut down for firewood should be replaced with 3 trees planted.
Energy creating also produces Carbon Dioxide and other gases which pollute the air. CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) is one of the known Greenhouse gases, which may be linked to Global warming.
Whenever possible it is best to use renewable energy sources like solar or wind energy, and also try and be inventive about the way of using energy to minimize the amount that is used.
- PDF file with comprehensive information about Solar Cooking.
- Solar Cookers International
- Climate Change/Renewable energy
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