Photo show on water harvesting held

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, May 26:

With the objective of creating awareness among the public to harvest rainwater and water flowing through spouts, the Kathmandu 20-20 organised a photo exhibition at Kasthamandap yesterday. Though hundreds of photographs were displayed at the show, a model designed by Rajesh Maharjan, which showed a technology used in harvesting water flowing through spouts, won many hearts. Maharjan hoped that the design would inspire people to conserve water spouts of the valley, which are facing extinction.

Another attraction of the show was a water purifier, which uses sand and pebbles to purify water. This model was awarded by the World Bank for using simple and cost-effective purification process. "We are promoting this product so as to benefit a maximum number of people," said Bijendra Man Maharjan, marketing officer, Water Associates. The exhibition, which was the first of its kind, benefited hundreds of people, the organisers said.