Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1
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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1 : Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape

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The award-winning Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape, is the first book in a three-volume guide that teaches you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. The lessons in this volume will enable you to assess your on-site resources, give you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empower you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional water-harvesting plan specific to your site and needs. This revised and expanded second edition increases potential for on-site harvests with more integrated tools and strategies for solar design, a primer on your water/energy/carbon connections, descriptions of water/erosion flow patterns and their water-harvesting response, and updated illustrations to show you how to do it all. Volume 1 helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self-reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation, growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat. Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will encourage you to do the same!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 20.32mm | 793.78g
  • Rainsource Press
  • Tuscon, AZ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd edition
  • black & white illustrations, index, bibliography
  • 0977246434
  • 9780977246434
  • 42,630

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-This book and the thinking behind it should be part of the basic education of civil engineers, architects, landscape architects and planners everywhere. As a civil engineer working for a progressive municipal water utility in an arid climate, I can see if a majority of our citizens followed these practices, many of our current and future challenges would be alleviated. The positive side benefits in terms of erosion-control, creation of bird habitat, and natural cooling would be exceptional.---Patricia Eisenberg, P.E., Past president, Arizona Society of Civil Engineersshow more

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