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  • Benefits of rainwater harvesting for gardening and implications for future policy in Namibia

    Rainwater harvesting to irrigate small-scale gardens enhances food self-sufficiency to overcome rural poverty. So far rainwater harvesting is not encouraged by the Namibian National Water Supply and Sanitation Policy nor supported financially by the Namibian government. This study proposes two rainwater harvesting facilities to irrigate gardens; one collects rain from household roofs with tank ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Workshop: Exploiting the rainwater resource

    Professor Mooyoung Han chaired a workshop for the recently-created IWA Rainwater Harvesting and Management (RWHM) Group. Professor Han is well-known as an expert in the field of rainwater harvesting and was involved in the Star City project in Seoul, Korea. The Star City project was a landmark project for an increased focus on rainwater harvesting in Korea, a high-rise building complex on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impacts of using rainwater tanks on stormwater harvesting and runoff quality

    The popularity of rainwater use in Australia depends completely on the individual householder's preference. The quality of reticulated water supplies in major cities of Australia is far superior to water stored in rainwater tanks. However, due to persistent drought and the implementation of stringent water restrictions, cities such as Melbourne have encouraged the use of rainwater harvesting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Top Tips for Using Rainwater Domestically & Commercially

    Did you know that rainwater can be used (instead of mains water) for a huge number of activities and tasks domestically and commercially (inside and outside). As an alternative water source, rainwater recycling can help reduce typical household water usage by up to 70%, with hot water applications by as much as 85%. ...


    By Gutter Mate Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • Case study - TV personality in the chilterns

    The GRAF Carat 6500 litre underground tank is installed under a spacious patio at the back of the house and the manhole cover is decked in the same sandstone slabs as the rest of the surface. The Site A television personality, whose identity is not published at his/her request, is delighted with the rainwater harvesting system at their new-build home in a quiet village in the ...

  • Acceptance of water alternatives in Australia – 2009

    In a nationally representative study with a sample size of 1495, Australian residents were asked about their attitudes to recycled and desalinated water. Specifically, they were asked to state how likely they would be to use these sources of water for 14 purposes. Recycled water was found to have a higher stated likelihood of being used for watering gardens (compared to desalinated water). No ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - Kitchen extension in London

    This small detached house in North West London has enough roof to collect useful quantities of water and the owners have already shown that they are saving money. The Site Marilyn and Gerry Devine’s installation shows that you do not have to own a huge property to be able to benefit from rainwater harvesting. Their small detached house in North-West London has enough roof to ...

  • Case study - Jay Hayter and Chris Mead’s Eco house at Elephant and Castle, Dick Strawbridge and BBC’s “It’s Hard to be Green”

    Petite, mid 19th century terrace house at 36 Wansey Street, London SE17 1JP, just south of Elephant and Castle. Undergoing major renovation with eco features, the first of which is rainwater harvesting. The Site Petite, mid 19th century terrace house at 36 Wansey Street, London SE17 1JP, just south of Elephant and Castle. Undergoing major renovation with eco features, the first of ...

  • Case study - Carbon-neutral cottage in Suffolk

    Carbon Neutral Cottage in Suffolk. Little Cottage in Wickham Market is a great example of what carbon neutral homes of the future may look like and they estimate the 120 sq.m property could cost as little as £340 a year for heating, hot water and lighting. The Site Little Cottage in Wickham Market is a great example of what carbon neutral homes of the future may look ...

  • Case study - Building work starts to progress – in time for the eco open house event

    Eco House Just when it looks as if the building works will go on for ever, with the garden in a mess and the portable toilet man falling into next door's shrubs, things start to improve in time for the eco open house event this weekendg. Ann Link and her partner Richard Hudson at their home in Lewes Photograph: Frank Baron/Frank Baron Just when it looks as if the building works will go on ...

  • From very big to very small - Case Study

    Graf Plastics GmbH, at its Teningen plant (fig. 1) manufactures its large-volume Carat underground tanks (fig. 2) for rainwater utilization.The manufacture of the containers ranging up to 6,500 litres produces waste, which is reduced in a single phase to mill material using a WLK 30 Super-Jumbo single-shaft shredder from WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH in Ilsfeld. Rainwater utilization becoming ...


    By WEIMA

  • Restoration of stormwater retention capacity at the allotment-scale through a novel economic instrument

    Urbanisation results in changes to runoff behaviour which, if not addressed, inevitably degrade receiving waters. To date, most stormwater management has focussed on the streetscape and public open space. Given that much of the catchment imperviousness is located on private land, we developed and tested a novel economic instrument (a uniform price auction) for encouraging allotment-scale ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sydney´s Sustainable House

    Introduction Sustainability or 'sustainable development' has become a term which is frequently applied to land use and social planning and resource issues. Sustainability is a concept which draws attention to development practices which can degrade natural ecosystems and deplete natural resources. If development is defined broadly to include any cultural activity, then sustainable development may ...


  • Commercial wastewater treatment solutions

    Neatport PTY LTD, A.B.N. 62 063 770 534 is a registered company in Queensland, Australia, trading as Suncoast Waste Water Management (SWWM) which has been a registered business since 1983 manufacturing the ‘OZZI KLEEN’ range of wastewater treatment solutions for both domestic household, marine, and commercial applications. As the team behind the Ozzi Kleen product range, we strives to engineer, ...

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