About the book
A review of practice in the collection of rainwater. It presents case studies with numerous examples from around the world which should help readers who are intending to 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, financial, cultural, political, institutional and gender issues are discussed. The text is supported with drawings and photographs and an 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 meters. The work is based on practical experience and lessons learned during 20 years constructing and researching rainwater systems in Africa and Asia.
A review of practice in the collection of rainwater. It presents case studies and examples from around the world, and covers all aspects of design and construction, including sizing systems, erection of gutters, choice of materials, construction techniques, training, operation and maintenance.
* Total Pages: 256
* Secondary genre: Environmental Science
* Illustrations: photographs, illustrations
* Genre: Science & Nature