Climate Change has no boundaries:Help rural Brazil

by CEMINA (Com., Edu. and Info. and Adaptation)
May 26, 2011

Connecting potable water to rural schools

Dear Valued Donors,

Adapta Sertao is happy to report the ongoing initiatives and partnerships we have with local schools as collectively, we integrate and promote sustainable practices and education.

Currently many Brazilian schools within rural and remote areas, especially those arid and semi-arid regions, suffer a shortage of potable water. Many of these schools lack a sufficient source of clean, drinkable water and thus, coupled with sporadic rainfall and poor water management and infrastructure, stems a challenging situation into one that is inherently more complex. 

The Brazilian Federal government has initiated and provided financial support in launching the "Agua na Escola" program (Water in School). Dedicated to improving water supply and access for at-risk schools, the Brazilian government will implement a number of rainwater harvesting systems throughout several rural schools. The system collects water from the rooftop in a large tank, stores and processes it for future use. The schools will have a reliable source of clean water that can be used for cooking meals or drinking purposes.

Adapta Sertao recognizes the efforts of the Federal government and has been tirelessly working toward supporting and shaping an important sustainable development strategy. Adapta Sertao has co-financed the installation of three rainwater harvesting systems linked to three small irrigation systems in the municipality of Pintadas, semi-arid region of Bahia. The "irrigation" component is an innovation that is not part of Agua na Escola and one which has been introduced by Adapta Sertao. Adapta Sertao’s objective for installing efficient irrigation systems (drip irrigation) in the schools is to show children that it is possible to grow vegetables and staple crops more efficiently compared to local irrigation technologies that are still very rudimentary such as hand irrigation. The aim of installing efficient irrigation in the schools is to develop a more contextualized education in the schools of the region, by showing children strategies that can really work for the local population and that can improve their quality of life.

Help us provide education and enhance one of the most precious and finite resources in the world!


Adapta Sertao



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CEMINA (Com., Edu. and Info. and Adaptation)

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
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Project Leader:
Thais Corral
General Coordinator
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil

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