The Web ITACA

Welcome to the ITACA website!

This site is aimed at providing technical resources and information to assist Appropriate Technology (AT) specialists working in the following areas: drinking water supply, sanitation, electrical supply, construction, fuel-efficient cooking stoves and environmental education.

ITACA understands AT as technologies that are easy to construct and maintain, low cost, using local resources as far as possible, simple to replicate and adapt to different contexts, and both environmentally and economically sustainable in the long-term. We see AT as a tool to address the inequalities and injustices faced by millions of communities around the world who lack access to the basic resources required for a dignified life.

We have divided the site into sections. Each section contains manuals, guides and how-to’s, spreadsheets, photos and links. All material is copy-left and freely reproducible, unless otherwise stated.

ITACA CONTENTS

Water
Water System Design and Construction, Epanet, Gravity-Flow Systems, Pumped Systems, Domestic Rain Water Harvesting, Water Tanks, and Water Treatment.
Sanitation
Grey Water Filtration, Composting Toilets.
Electricity
Solar Power, Deep Cycle Batteries, Basic Electrical Engineering.
Stoves
Eco-Stoves.
Construction
Concrete, Adobe & Stabilized Earth Block, Bridge Design.
Miscellany
Cola, Solar Fruit Drier.
References
A selection of general texts. For more specific texts and links look under the particular subject.
About
Our philosophy and contact details.

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