rainwater harvesting Articles

  • Save money, save carbon

    As a way of saving money in a financially difficult time, engaging in a resource efficiency programme can help organsations cut costs from waste, water, packaging, emissions and supply chain wastage. Embedding a resource efficient approach to procurement business can proactively work with suppliers that offer cost effective solutions as well as environmentally preferable options. In the UK there ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • WPL supplies Farne Salmon and Trout with a substantial new effluent treatment plant case study

    A new effluent treatment plant designed by WPL is ensuring that Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd in Berwickshire - one of Europe's largest smoked salmon facilities - complies with tighter local trade effluent discharge regulations, whilst significantly reducing its sewer discharge costs. WPL worked with Farne and Scottish Water from an early stage to design ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • Building demonstrates benefits of net-zero water reuse

    A unique research project to demonstrate the effectiveness of net-zero water use buildings is underway at the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. The decentralized water system at CSL treats all nonpotable water on-site. The university is documenting the benefits and costs of the novel water-reuse system, ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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

  • Wolselely`s Sustainable Building Centre: Showcasing the now

    This European and North American building products wholesaler employs more than 80,000 people in 5,000 distribution centres, including 1,800 branches across the UK. One of the newest additions to the network is in Leamington Spa and is designed to showcase sustainable building technology. Business insight The  ...


    By Article 13

  • Namibia increases reliance on recycled wastewater as water scarcity grows

    Namibia, an arid country in southern Africa, is plagued by drought and water scarcity. But, it’s also a country that continues to make progress in wastewater recycling after becoming an early adopter of the technology. The city of Windhoek’s Goreangab wastewater treatment plant is considered a pioneering facility in water reclamation. First constructed in 1968, the plant not only ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • How are Green Buildings Built? A Closer Look at a Modern Marvel

    Green building refers to an environment friendly structure which is built in such a manner that it continues to be environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout its life. When we say throughout its life, it includes everything right from an eco-friendly design to the use of material which will make sure that the environment is not harmed even when the structure in question is ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Urban sustainability issues — Resource-efficient cities: good practice

    Our current pattern of resource use is leading to the depletion and, consequently, scarcity of natural resources (1), the degradation of ecosystems and volatile and increasing prices of natural resources. On a planet with finite resources, the challenge is to find a way of delivering greater value and more services with fewer inputs (EC, 2011a). Resources are defined as raw materials, such as ...

  • India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

    India struggles with water scarcity, a problem that poses especially huge implications for the country’s food security and rural livelihoods. The country has long-battled its scarcity issues through Watershed Development, a participatory approach to improve water management through afforestation and reforestation, sustainable land ...

  • Ikotoilets Kenya

    1. Overview and Key Points The Ikotoilet is an innovative solution to the growing environmental sanitation problem in Africa. It is based on an enterprise model by a company named Ecotact, which includes both sanitation facilities in urban and low income settlements. Operating on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis, this initiative extends from offering sanitation services to a range of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Why business needs to wake up to water waste

    Carbon Trust Chief Executive, Tom Delay, discusses the progress that needs to be made by businesses to address water scarcity With World Water Day focusing minds on the issue of water scarcity, the need for businesses around the world to act fast on easing water shortages becomes more urgent. By 2030 global water demand ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Golf courses and washing machines: obstacles and opportunities for sustainable water management

    Rising standards of living often boost demand for water-intensive goods and services. Only by managing water consumption — using measures such as water pricing and incentives to adopt new technologies — can we ensure sustainable public water access alongside economic growth. With 19 golf courses already and another 55 planned, Spain's Júcar River Basin offers the enthusiastic golfer a wealth of ...

  • Building a lower carbon construction industry

    Dominic Burbidge, Senior Client Manager Carbon Trust Advisory takes a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, use and demolition of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Liz Earle compost 100% of the Food waste generated in the Green house - Case study

    The Green House is Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd’s head office, located in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. The building was originally designed and constructed to minimise its environmental impact, with ground source heating, rainwater harvesting and solar energy generation in place. When phase two was completed at the beginning of 2012, it virtually doubled the size of The Green House, adding more ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Brackish Water as a Resource

    There’s a great deal of talk and debate about the value of treating brackish water, or water that is more saline than fresh water, but not quite as saline as seawater. Brackish water can result from the mixing of seawater with fresh water, as in surface waters such as estuaries or other watery ecosystems, or it can occur underground in aquifers. Salinity Levels Although ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Improved Water Management Propels Growth of Ontario Cheese Maker

    Like all farmers, the Van Bergeijk family works hard from ‘sun up to sun down’ to run their farm in southwestern Ontario. Everything in the dairy farming operation is interconnected. They grow corn on their 325 hectare farm to feed 400 dairy cows. The cows produce 11,000 litres of milk a year. That milk is used to make the prize-winning Mountainoak ...


    By BLOOM

  • What will RainCatcher be exhibiting at RWM 2016?

    RWM is coming up soon: 13-15th September, 2016 — what will RainCatcher be exhibiting at the event? Why not ...

  • Austin Plan Grants Drainage Charge Discounts for Watershed Protection

    Texas capital joins other areas of Southwest in dealing with alternating droughts and flooding ...


    By Fluence Corporation

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