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BIG Better Awards: Rain Harvesting Football Pitch

BIG Better Awards: Rain Harvesting Football Pitch

There’s a great shortage of clean drinking water in Africa, it’s the continent where the global water crisis hits the hardest. Pitch Africa, found a social way to harvest water, filter it and simultaneously improve community-building for local areas in Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal.

PITCHAfrica is a US based social enterprise organization that brings architectural, engineering and planning expertise together to tackle environmental issues facing populations in 2015. They create pitches that can be used as a football arena, a bazar or anything else that brings communities together in Africa. The pitch collects and filters rainwater. The stadium that is designed for 1000-1500 people is joined by four unique, low-cost, rain-harvesting buildings termed ‘Waterbanks’ and because of their capacity to collect and store high volumes of water, it can provide a year-round supply. All together it can collect 1.8 Million liters of clean water per year!

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PITCHAfrica is currently working with communities to implement PITCH initiative in Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal. With support from ATOPIA Research, PITCHAfrica has developed smaller community, school and domestic rainwater-harvesting systems to make rainwater viable in any community.

Go to our Facebook website to vote for PITCHAfrica if you think they deserve a €10K worth campaign by the creative team behind the Better Awards.

 

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