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Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply

By John Gould
ISBN: 9781853394560
It presents case studies with numerous examples from around the world which will help anyone intending to design or construct a rainwater catchment system. The prime focus of the book is on implementation of roof and ground catchment systems for meeting either total or supplementary household water requirements.
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  • Synopsis
    Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply provides a state-of-the-art review of practice in the collection of rainwater. It presents case studies with numerous examples from around the world which will help anyone intending to design or construct a rainwater catchment system. The prime focus of the book is on implementation of roof and ground catchment systems for meeting either total or supplementary household water requirements. All aspects of design and construction are covered including simple methods of sizing systems, erection of gutters, choice of materials, construction techniques, training, operation and maintenance. In addition, non-technical factors such as water quality, health, social, cultural, political, institutional and gender issues are discussed. The text is fully supported with drawings and photographs and a detailed illustrated step-by-step account is provided of how to build several different types of household rainwater tanks with volumes from 2 to 90 cubic metres. Rainwater Catchment Systems is based on practical experience and lessons learnt during over 20 years constructing and researching rainwater systems in Africa and Asia. It will be of use and interest to project managers, development workers, water engineers, architects, builders, researchers and appropriate technology enthusiasts.
  • Table of Contents
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    PREFACE
    ACRONYMS
    1 Introduction
    2 Types and features of rainwater catchment systems
    3 Rainwater quantity: supply and demand
    4 System components and design considerations
    5 Materials and construction techniques
    6 Rainwater quality issues
    7 Social, economic and environmental aspects
    8 Project implementation
    9 Case studies
    10 The future of rainwater catchment systems
    APPENDICES
    REFERENCES
    INDEX
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author John Gould
    Editor Erik Nissen-Petersen
    Number of Pages 352
    Format Paperback / softback
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