rainwater reuse Articles

  • Drinking rainwater and reusing wastewater

    Decentralized systems for drinking water processing could make a significant  contribution to the Millennium Development Goals. With the water concept in “self”, Eawag has demonstrated that membrane technology offers the chance to do just that. Lack of drinking water hygiene is one of the main sources of disease transmission worldwide, and in many situations centralized plants ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Balancing water demand reduction and rainfall runoff minimisation: modelling green roofs, rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse systems

    Recent years have seen a growing interest in more distributed approaches towards stormwater management, often integrated with other forms of distributed management of urban water such as water demand management technologies. This paper focuses on the role of green roofs (GR), rainwater harvesting (RWH) and greywater reuse and their integration at the building level. A number of models were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Beyond the barriers of water reuse

    Water reuse may be the moment’s most talked about treatment industry topic. It’s no wonder that as drought persists in regions throughout the world without sign of subsiding, questions about how we can make the most of our water are being asked. An answer can be found in the ways that we apply membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology. As one of the most central components for water ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Rainwater harvesting for Harrow Boys School

    Harrow Boys School have included a 20,000 litre rainwater harvesting system within a new build boarding house. The rainwater harvesting system will collect, filter, disinfect and distribute the harvested rainwater for re-use in W.C. ...

  • Rainwater Harvesting – Water Storage Tanks Supplied to Quarry

    Enduramaxx Water Tanks recently manufactured and delivered an order of 10 No. 20800 Litre Water Storage Tanks for water reuse in a quarry. Enduramaxx won the order through working with the client and the system installer. This combination of water tanks were fitted with interlinking pipe work as Enduramaxx customised the fittings to ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Rainwater Harvesting: So Easy A Homeowner Can Do It

    Rainwater Harvesting, what’s that? It’s something so easy, a homeowner can do it. As most of you already know, the concept has been around for years, BUT…how do you make it a concept you can retrofit into your home? What was at one time an engineering marvel is now ...


    By Rainwater Warehouse

  • The Four Seasons of Rainwater Collection – Ideas & Tips for Re-using Rainwater in Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring

    Rainwater in the summer What’s next for this summer? If you run out of water during a dry spell, it’s the ideal time to inspect and clean your water butt or tank. It’s also the time when you should consider how you use your rainwater harvesting system and ideas you may have for modifying it. Modifying your system at a time when your tank is empty saves you ...


    By Gutter Mate Ltd

  • Rainwater characterisation and its potential use in a Brazilian airport plant

    This study evaluated the physicochemical and microbiological characteristics of rainwater and water samples taken from rainfall simulation over a roof and aircraft parking areas at São Paulo International Airport (SPIA), Brazil, aiming its reuse in non–potable situations. The results achieved did not indicate the presence of Volatile Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, As, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rainwater-harvesting measures at BARC, Trombay, Mumbai: a case study

    The rapid dwindling of fresh water resources has focused worldwide attention on water conservation measures and integrated water management. Rain, the important component of the hydrological cycle, has therefore received enormous attention, and Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) has emerged as one of the most important and economical tools of water conservation. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, with its ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rainwater harvesting case study: system installed at Honda Dealership in Manchester

    Motor Rail - Rainwater Harvesting Client: Swansway Project: Honda Dealership Main Contractor: mcs Building Type: Car dealership Roof: Sheet   System Requirements mcs appointed as ...


    By Ecozi Ltd.

  • Valuing stormwater, rainwater and wastewater in the soft path for water management: Australian case studies

    A Water Sensitive City is now commonly acknowledged best practice for designing the cities of the future. In Australia, the National Water Initiative has allocated high priority towards offering insight into successful water sensitive urban development projects, to facilitate capacity building within the industry. This paper shares innovative water sensitive projects implemented at Kogarah City ...


    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

  • Sustainable wastewater separation treatment systems coupled with nutrient and water reducing greywater reuse technologies

    Nationally and internationally, pressure is increasing to introduce nutrient reducing, water conserving and recycling measures for sustainable residential and small community water/wastewater systems. Reports of inadequate water quality and quantity are being reported daily. Over the past thirty years the federal government and State of Alaska have invested over 4 billion dollars installing piped ...


    By Equaris Corporation

  • Professor MooYoung Han from Seoul National University won the 18th Asian Environmental Award 2012

    The 18th Asian Environmental Awards has been held and Prof. Han MooYung from department of civil and environmental engineering of Seoul National University in Republic of Korea has been announced as winner. Prof. Han MooYung not only installed a rainwater reservoir for dormitory of SNU and still doing research on how to reuse rainwater in daily life, but also he is helping people who are living ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • The potential for desalination in India

    The demand for water in India is increasing rapidly owing to progressive increase in the use of water for irrigation, rapid industrialisation, population growth and improving life standards. A holistic approach is therefore required to cope with the freshwater needs of the country. It includes: seawater desalination in coastal areas; brackish water desalination; water purification; water reuse; ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Grey Water In Action: But What Exactly Is It?

    Last month here in the RainCatcher blog we touted the benefits of collecting, filtering, treating, storing and re-using water that lands on your roof, explaining Rainwater Harvesting to those not already in the know: ...

  • 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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