Awareness Raising and Capacity Building through a Scalable Automatic Water Harvest Monitoring System to Improve Water Resource Management in Monteverde Community, Costa Rica

Roberto Brenes, Aníbal Torres, José Aguilar, Ronald Aguilar
2022 Engineering Proceedings  
An outreach project is conducted for the protection of water resources in Monteverde, Costa Rica. An automatic monitoring system for rainwater harvesting (AMSWH) was implemented into a water-harvesting system in the Monteverde Institute (MVI). Through information and communications technology, the project aims to promote water-harvesting systems in Monteverde community by demonstrating the quantifiable benefits in water use (e.g., capture rainwater for use in toilets, vegetable gardens and
more » ... ng machines), thereby saving drinkable water. During 2021, implemented flow meters and distance sensors in the AMSWH have indicated that 5000 L of potable water has been saved by the MVI.
doi:10.3390/engproc2021009045 fatcat:zni3scbycrcyjl47ae4i2agave