Green News: Integrated Rain Water Harvesting Project launched by Ecolink
Ecolink's Integrated Rain Water Harvesting Initiative
The Integrated Rain Water Harvesting Project (IRWHP) was formulated by Ecolink in response to a direct request for help from local community groups in the target communities, to address the need for local water resources development and management for food production and poverty reduction.
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to livelihood improvement for the rural community in the Ehlanzeni district of Mpumalanga province of South Africa.
IRWHP Pilot Project Areas
Ehlanzeni District Municipality:
Mbonisweni, Luphisi, Mjejane, Dwaleni
Ecolink is a non-profit is a non-profit organization that was established in 1985 by Dr. Sue Hart in response to a variety of needs within the former Ka Ngwane homeland. For over two decades, these rural communities have been receiving training from Ecolink staff in subsistence gardening, nutrition, and water management.
Green, non-profit organisations such as Ecolink (based near White River, Mpumalanga) are an asset to our planet. Their humanitarian and environmental work sadly often goes unnoticed. Individuals such as the late Dr. Sue Hart are an inspiration to young learners. I was one of those young learners that visited Ecolink on school field trips from 1985 to 1989 and can proudly say that the holistic environmental principles that Dr. Hart taught had a lasting impression on me!