On October 15, 2021, a webinar was held: "Water from springs: practical experiences to improve its capture and storage".
INTA technicians Rodrigo Navedo, Abel Martinez and Juan Pablo Mikuc, gave a lecture on the importance of classifying the water sources available in the Patagonian region to improve water use and plan its use in the context of climate change. Several experiences of water collection and storage for family use and animal consumption were presented.
The talk began with a brief description of the existing water sources in the region. Subsequently, practical examples of water source collection were presented, addressing the possible uses of water, and planning storage based on water flow and demand. Guidance data for the calculation of water demand was provided and typical examples from our region were shared.
The presentation continued with the presentation of different types of water storage, being the most used in the region polyethylene tanks, geomembrane tanks and Australian zic plate tanks. Finally, the "step by step" for the assembly of an Australian tank was described, giving construction details from the preparation of the land, the assembly of the plates, the concreting of the base and the installation of the drains and water outlets.
The audience was wide and diverse, with regional public and from other regions of Argentina. There was an active participation of producers with a lot of exchange with the exhibitors.