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<Sourcebook of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augumentation in Africa>

3. ORGANIZATION OF THE SOURCE BOOK

This Source Book is in three major parts. Part A presents an introduction to the Source Book and gives a background to freshwater augmentation and the reasons it is necessary. It outlines the purpose of the Source Book and its use. The methodologies used to obtain the information reported in the Book are outlined, and a summary of the different technologies for freshwater augmentation in Africa are summarised in a spreadsheet. The introduction also includes other relevant observations, conclusions and recommendations. Part B, Chapters 1 through 3, deals specifically with the alternative technologies. This section describes the technologies in use to maximise water use efficiency and to augment freshwater supplies. The technological profiles provided include a technical description; an assessment of the extent of use; a review of operation and maintenance needs, costs, and suitability; and, appropriate references and sources of information. Technologies are categorised by sector (Agriculture, domestic and Mining/Industry) and by application (water harvesting, water quality upgrading, water conservation and wastewater recycling and reuse). Part C, Chapter 4, presents case studies of selected technologies. These studies are based on field surveys, and highlight especially innovative, cost effective technologies that have been successfully applied.

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