Greening the sahara turning a problem into a solution
Location: Humboldt, CA HSU
posted 4 years ago
From greening the sahara podcast, Owen talks about the salination of the well water and the people using it to water their gardens. Owen mentioned the surplus of water bottles from the foreign aid.
You can turn two problems into one solution by making kind of makeshift water desalination that runs on solar radiation.
Paul and Owen also talk about trying to bring in foreign solutions and technology into different cultures and failing, because others didn't take into account others cultural perpective and cultural needs.
if the idea of desalination well water using plastic bottles was presented, but let the people in need design and create these very simple system. the aid could just help guide and give examples of some other ways people have done it. the people there can make a system that works for THEM.
i would also think that the water bottle desolation would be more culturally appropriate and more accepted because their own people have made the desalination system with their needs in mind.