PITCHAfrica, WATERBANKS & Related Micro-Projects Exhibition
Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Bayard Ewing Building (BEB), 1st Floor Gallery 231 South Main Street, Providence, RI
Exhibit on view during regular BEB hours through Oct 17
PITCHAfrica is a US based non profit organization that advocates rain as an untapped resource to address global issues of water access. Harvesting rain provides water where it is needed, empowering communities to collect water without having to walk long distances and without having to drill into groundwater reserves that are often non-replenishable, and can be toxic. PITCHAfrica develops simple, innovative building types and technologies that allow communities to do this, integrating sport as a catalyst. PITCHAfrica initiatives include a rainwater harvesting football venue, WATERBANKS, rural school building types that harvest and store high volumes of water for the same cost as conventional school buildings, RAINCHUTES, utilizing decommissioned military parachutes to capture rainwater, and FILTERBANKS, for filtering stored rainwater to potable standard.
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