Our communities will be well-prepared for the environmental challenges of the future, creating a system, in the process, that can be easily reproduced, adjusted for local conditions and deployed elsewhere.
The BCI will provide access to clean water, thereby improving overall health conditions and food safety and decreasing the requirement for medical assistance and the resulting medical waste.
Global climate change will bring about an increase in both the frequency and severity of storms and effective stormwater management in the newly established communities will be vital. Harvested rain will provide water for potable and non-potable uses, reducing the volume of surface run-off, flooding and the potential for soil erosion. Installing systems to cope with unfavourable weather conditions will be crucial for the long-term sustainability of our communities.
Implementing simple waste management processes and educating the community on the benefits of sorting, reusing, recycling and composting waste, will reduce the harms associated with the accumulation of large amounts of consumer and food waste.
The downstream impacts of clean, renewable energy are considerable. It will contribute to tackling climate change by reducing demand pressure on already stretched utilities, thus limiting the burning of firewood with the resultant deforestation and improving air quality and general living conditions.
Sustainable agricultural practices will reduce potential soil contamination and therefore secure the production of food for generations to come.