Learn to conserve scarce water

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The Rhodes University Environmental Learning Research Centre is offering a free course on rainwater harvesting and water conservation for people training small-scale farmers and subsistence gardeners. While the course is free, attendance at all three contact sessions on 2-3 November 2017 and 8-9 February and 3-4 May 2018 is required.

“Increasing water scarcity in South Africa is proving a major challenge to smallholder farmers and household food producers,” said the course organisers. “Rainwater Harvesting and Conservation (RWH&C) practices can contribute to meeting this challenge.”

The Amanzi for Food Training of Trainers (ToT) course will focus on 16 different rainwater harvesting and conservation practices for small scale farming and household food production developed by the Water Research Commission. It will also focus on grey water harvesting, and on how the practices can be used for supporting freshwater aquaculture and biogas generation.

People interested in participating should email Nqabisa Booi at n.booi@ru.ac.za or call 046 603 8390.

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