Saturday, October 12, 2013
A contribution to the Raindrops Geneva Award 2013 Poster Competition
780 million people still have no regular access to clean water, and 2.6 billion have no access to basic sanitation. With rapid population growth, climate change and the naturally unequal distribution of water, rainwater harvesting is an alternate ‐ and effective ‐ way of increasing the availability of water while also reducing the risk of flooding. Rainwater harvesting can decrease the impulsive and wasteful use of water by individuals and businesses alike. It has the double benefit of preserving natural resources while helping to mitigate against climate change.
The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA), ever concerned with highlighting the benefits of rainwater harvesting, is launching the fourth edition of its international competition that links art to development. Rainwater harvesting has been used to provide a supply of safe and sustainable water for centuries, but in recent generations, it has been forgotten. Through this competition we aim to reintroduce this concept and make the public aware of the various advantages that rainwater harvesting offers.
It is in this context that the IRHA invites artists - professional and amateur alike - to create a poster that presents their vision on the benefits that this resource can have for both humans and nature.