AMANA

Enjoying Rainwater

  • André Luis Costa da Silva Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP)
  • Mariana Martins Gomes Federal University of Viçosa (UFV)
  • Thales Felício de Oliveira Santos Federal University of Viçosa (UFV)
  • Nina Junqueira Ferracioli Federal University of Viçosa (UFV)
Keywords: Sustainability, Social Impact, Environment, Water resources

Abstract

Problems related to water scarcity are spreading around the world, given the increasing demand for this resource. However, this resource is often used without proper control, which aggravates the situation of instability as to its availability. In Brazil, we have experienced a water crisis in recent years, which led to innovative solutions aiming at overcoming this unfavorable situation, resulting in the creation of project for acquiring rainwater and the current AMANA Project idealized by the Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Núcleo Viçosa. The AMANA Project is a low-cost, high-impact solution that has great scalability and has been showing surprising results. The purpose of this document is to show the motivation and results that have been achieved, our next steps and its reasons. In addition, it served as a model for several other initiatives in this regard, which demonstrates the credibility and support of the population to this project. Therefore, the AMANA Project intends to become a reference in the EWB Brazil network and affect as many people as possible.

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Published
2019-05-11