Domestic water use in the New Guinea Highlands: the case of the Raiapu Enga. May 1973. Feacham, R en_US 2021-11-25T12:45:49Z 2021-11-25T12:45:49Z 1973 en_US
dc.description.abstract Study of traditional patterns of water use. Data reported for the Raiapu Enga clan in the Saka Valley near Wapenamanda in the Western Highlands. Regional and environment and culture briefly described. Attitudes to water, including fear of poison,, female contamination. Sources are natural streams, rivers and springs. Rainwater also in the wet season. Pollution status varies from relatively clean to human and porcine faecal material. Water is collected in late afternoons in gourds, bamboos, tins and cooking pots, for which the average return journey takes 12.5 minutes. Each domestic group collects 2.46 liters a day of which 79% is drunk. The rest is used for cooking food (for humans and pigs), drinking for dogs, pigs and chickens, washing utensils, and discarded. Total per capita use is 0.68 litres per day. On average 0.54 litres are drunk daily and, including the water both contained in food and caused by food oxidation. 2.4 litres per day are available to the body. Per capita use decreases with increasing size of domestic group: travel time to source has no association with water use patterns. Major non-domestic uses of water include coffee washing and growing the reed-like plant Kuta from which women's aprons are made. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0858240971 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher University of New South Wales - Water Research Laboratory en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.source WRL Digitisation
dc.subject.other water supply en_US
dc.subject.other water use en_US
dc.subject.other environmental sanitation en_US
dc.subject.other water pollution en_US
dc.subject.other morbidity en_US
dc.subject.other Papua-New Guinea en_US
dc.subject.other Enga People en_US
dc.subject.other Mount Hagen en_US
dc.subject.other Goroka en_US
dc.subject.other Mendi en_US
dc.title Domestic water use in the New Guinea Highlands: the case of the Raiapu Enga. May 1973. en_US
dc.type Report en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.description.notePublic Number of pages: 66pp en_US
unsw.identifier.doi en_US Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Engineering
unsw.relation.ispartofreportnumber UNSW Water Research Laboratory Report No. 132 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Feacham, R, Water Research Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US School of Civil and Environmental Engineering *
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