International Rainwater Catchment Systems Experiences: Towards sustainability


Standard price: £85.00

Available as an ebook

Please purchase via www.iwaponline.comOpens in new window

Also part of Water Intelligence Online Digital Reference Library

Standard ePrice: £0.00


Open Access ebook

Access ebook

Publication Date: 15/05/2020

Pages: 180

Binding: Paperback

ISBN13: 9781789060577

eISBN: 9781789060584

Download book flyer Print page

Harvesting rain and using it for drinking and domestic use will help to give scattered rural households and under-served city dwellers access to water. The world cannot ignore using rain - as the source of all water. This book presents stories and experiences from some 15 countries from all over the globe, developed and less developed.  There are many more experiences that can be highlighted, but those included are thought to give the reader a good overview of what can be done when water supply engineering investment has not yet reached the unserved. Rainwater harvesting has an important role to play as a safe water supply when other sources are not safe or not available. A rainwater system brings along storage. It may be perceived as a little expensive but will normally be cheaper than a house connection from a centrally treated water supply system. Moreover,  the storage will be invaluable in an emergency when tankered water can be stored. Also, in times of drought households with rainwater storage will still have a supply of  water.

The latest from @IWApublishing

AQUA is relaunching soon as AQUA – Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society. We have launched an Editor's Cho… 18 hours 31 min ago
are hosting an online panel discussion tomorrow: "COVID-19: A Water Professional's Perspective" The event w… 19 hours 45 min ago
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue in our Water Supply journal. "Water Supply in Agriculture" Find out more details h… 1 day 21 hours ago