The first thing we did when we came up with the idea for RainSaucers was to confirm our idea with an expert. After all, what good is a great idea if no one wants to buy it? Since our system is aimed mainly at countries like India where rainfall is heavy and yet the country experiences major contamination issues, we knew we needed to talk with an RWH practitioner based there.
Vishwanath Srikantaiah, also known by his handle Zenrainman, was immediately helpful to us providing invaluable feedback on the market, price points, system requirements, and even potential partners. "Vish", as he is known, is is a Civil Engineer and Urban Planner which has organized numerous Rainwater Harvesting projects in India and Bangladesh using traditional techniques. He is the founder or leading member of numerous rainwater harvesting support initiatives including the Rainwater Club, an online reference site to promote the practice. Vish continues to serve as an advisor to RainSaucers. This video highlights some of the projects he is working on, including RWH.
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