municipal water harvesting Articles

  • Rainwater harvesting: An untapped resource

    The collection of rainwater as a source of relatively clean water has been a common practice of humankind since the dawn of civilization. Before the development of any treatment processes, it was the primary source of potable water for those people without access to other sources of water (rivers, lakes, etc.) As cities developed, infrastructure became more centralized. Municipalities took over ...

  • Understanding residential rainwater harvesting

    We use the phrases rainwater harvesting, rainwater utilization, and rainwater collection to describe the process of collecting and using rainwater as an alternative or supplemental water source.  Rainwater harvesting is typically restricted to non-potable (Not for Drinking) applications like: landscape irrigation, vehicle washing, toilet flushing, laundry, cleaning and custodial services, ...

  • Seoul’s Star City: A rainwater harvesting benchmark for Korea

    A successful rainwater harvesting (RWH) project in the Korean capital, Seoul, has prompted a revision of water policy for the city as a whole and looks set to provide the impetus for increased interest in RWH in other Korean municipalities. Built on a 6.25 hectare site originally owned by Konkuk University, the project answers the classic problem confronting municipal authorities in highly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • South Korea leads the way of rainwater harvesting

    Interest in the benefits of rainwater harvesting is becoming widespread in South Korea, which now has 47 “rain cities”. The potential for developing regions to leap ahead in water affairs, by-passing the exposed shortcomings of centralized western systems is never more obvious than in the matter of rainwater harvesting (RWH). Loosely named “rain cities” by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rainwater harvesting and management – policy and regulations in Germany

    This paper discusses the most important policies and regulations supporting the decentralized management, harvesting and utilization of rainwater in Germany, where such measures have been increasingly applied during the last few decades. The development and implementation of specific policies and regulations contributed significantly to that trend. They also work as incentives for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How much drinking water can be saved by using rainwater harvesting on a large urban area? Application to Paris agglomeration

    This paper is based on a prospective scenario of development of rainwater harvesting (RWH) on a given large urban area (such as metropolitan area or region). In such a perspective, a new method is proposed to quantify the related potential of potable water savings (PPWS) indicator on this type of area by adapting the reference model usually used on the building level. The method is based on four ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Retention and distribution of Cu, Pb, Cr, and Zn in a full-scale hybrid constructed wetland receiving municipal sewage

    This study was conducted to investigate the retention and distribution of Cu, Pb, Cr, and Zn in a hybrid constructed wetland (CW) that consists of both vertical baffled flow wetlands (VBFWs) and horizontal subsurface flow wetlands (HSSFs) with unique flow regimes and oxygen distribution. The heavy metal concentrations in water, sediments, and plant tissues in the hybrid CW were analysed. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bord na Mona Rainsava® rainwater harvesting solutions debuted at WEFTEC 09 Conference

    Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc., the American market subsidiary of the $550-million Bord na Móna group based in Dublin, Ireland, today introduced a complete range of RainSava® rainwater harvesting products at the WEFTEC 09 Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, in Booth #2319.According to Shane Keaney, President of Bord na Mona Environmental Products U.S. Inc., the company ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Water Sustainability

    I7.1  | Water Optimization – 30% Groundwater Use Reduction Tabatha Pellerin, Senior Program Manager, AECOM AECOM assisted the Entergy Lewis Creek gas/coal fired electric power plant with water conservation efforts prompted by a goal of 30% ...

  • Beijing, managing water for the eco city of the future

    Some examples of problems in the water and sanitation sector in China will be given. Subsequently, the hierarchy of Chinese Government will be explained, before describing the stakeholders in water governance at the national and municipal level. A separate section is devoted to changes in the water governance structure that have been implemented already in Beijing. Water governance has been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Compost in the mix for storm water management

    Bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, are increasingly being used to capture and treat storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. These landscaped areas often feature native plants installed in an engineered soil mixture that includes compost. “Bioretention areas or rain gardens are an attractive storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Masdar Institutes integrated innovation in water and energy

    Masdar City, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is a ‘living laboratory’, in the words of Professor Taha Ouarda. ‘It is a pioneering experiment whose lessons and results need to be used to duplicate the experiment in other places,’ he adds. This need is due to the focus of the experiment. ‘The elements most important in this region are water and energy,’ notes ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Growing water shortages, air & water pollution challenge US to take a sustainable approach to the environment

    With 36 states expected to experience moderate to extreme water shortages by the year 2013, the time has come for the United States to rethink its approach to the treatment, storage and reuse of water on a residential, industrial, and municipal level, according to Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc. President Shane Keaney. “The aging United States water treatment infrastructure now ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Characteristics of nitrogen and phosphorus removal by a surface-flow constructed wetland for polluted river water treatment

    The characteristics of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) removal were studied during the 2-year operation of a free water surface flow wetland of 900 m2 with hydraulic loading of 0.1 m/d to evaluate its potential to treat water from an urban stream polluted with municipal and industrial wastewater. Attention was focused on the removal of dissolved N and P by harvesting plants (local ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drought Forces Push to Recycle, Reuse and Potential in Brackish Water for Oil & Gas Industry: Interview with BioLargo CEO

    UPTICK Interview: BioLargo's AOS Filter Delivers Abundant Clean Water Even In Drought The headlines are full of discussion on water shortages and drought with few options consistently noted beyond the need to conserve and manage the precious resource. To gain perspective on the problem and explore viable solutions UPTICK Newswire interviewed ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Sewer mining - A hybrid solution

    Bord na Mona Environmental Products US Inc. provides wastewater treatment, water reuse and odor & voc abatement solutions for municipal, decentralized, residential and industrial applications including the PuraM® membrane bioreactor, PuraMax® MBBR, PuraSaf® submerged aerated filter, Puraflo® peat biofilter, rainwater harvesting and the MONASHELL® biofilter for H2S, odor and VOC ...

  • Case study - Client: Mercy Housing, Chicago, IL

    Project: Rainwater for irrigation, greywater for toilet flushing. The Margot and Harold Schiff Residences, 1244 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL. 2007. This project for Mercy Housing Lakefront, combines a cost-effective and nationally recognized approach to ending and preventing homelessness with major design innovations in an important community setting. Each unit has a private bath, kitchen, central ...

  • City of Santa Monica Airport Watershed Management Plan

     ABSTRACT The City of Santa Monica implements best management practices (BMPs) to address urban stormwater runoff and uses a “hierarchy” of BMPs to prioritize implementation based on the principles of protecting public safety and the environment, maximizing environmental benefits, and minimizing costs. The hierarchy of BMPs includes the following (in order of priority): 1) harvesting, ...

  • Muller + Muller`s lakefront restrooms flush with rainwater

    A pair of highly sustainable comfort stations debuted on Chicago's lakefront over the summer, at 5800 North and 4000 South. Designed by Muller + Muller Architects, the seasonal-use brick structures use natural ventilation, daylighting and low-maintenance materials to minimize their ongoing use of resources. But prime among the pair of buildings' low-impact strategies is the use of captured ...

  • Case study - City of Chicago, Illinois

    Project: Rooftop rainwater to flush toilets - Valley Forge Field House Challenge: The Chicago Public Building Commission, in coordination with the Chicago Parks Division, wanted its newest Field House on Valley Forge Road to serve as an example of sustainable building practices.  So there was interest in retaining and reusing the rainwater and stormwater from the ...

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