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News UNEP Executive graces 25th Anniversary Program of IRCSA

Khaka posed a challenge to the Rainwater Harvesting Industry during the 13th international conference.
IRCSA’s celebration of its 25th Anniversary highlighted the speech of a representative of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in the person of Ms. Elizabeth Khaka, of the UNEP Policy Division at the UN Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Ms. Khaka lauded the amazing technological applications of rainwater harvesting which is now turning into a sunrise industry in the highly industrialized countries. She then posed a challenge not only to the Rainwater Harvesting Industry but also to the responsive nations of the plight of billions of families and children without adequate water for drinking and sanitation.

Rainwater Harvesting could play an important role, she said, as she cited live examples from Africa showcasing the significant benefit from rainwater harvesting. A difference is made when the millennium development goals of countries are achieved, she added. Ms. Khaka ended her message with a call for peace and security, saying such could only happen when there is water for everyone.

Contact information International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (email: orojessie ; holdenhao
News type Inbrief
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Source of information International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association
Keyword(s) UNEP-MAP, Rainwater Harvesting
Geographical coverage International
News date 21/02/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH