rainwater management News

  • New Elevetor Tank manages Edinburgh Craig House rainwater

    New Elevetor Tank , the permanent formwork for in-situ concrete tanks, was recently used at Craig House, a well-known historical site in Edinburgh, Scotland. Craighouse Housing Development, Morningside, required the construction of a concrete ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Collaboration to Manage UK Water Supplies – Rainwater Tanks an Option

    Water is a hot topic in farming at the best of times.  But add one of history’s wettest winters, one of the driest summers in recent years, and also the threat of impending water rate increases, and it’s no surprise that managing this precious resource in farming is on the tip of most farming journalist’s tongues.  This is certainly the case for Caroline Stocks in ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL 2013: Stormwater Management Symposium focuses on sustainable rainwater management

    Berlin, 25 October 2012 – For a long time rainwater was regarded as wastewater rather than a resource. Along with dirty water from households and industry it was fed into the sewage system and from there to water treatment plants. In many respects this had a detrimental effect on the environment and on natural water resources. On 25 and 26 April 2013, under the heading of ...


    By Messe Berlin GmbH

  • Rainwater Harvesting Company Recognized

    BARR Plastics, Based In Abbotsford, BC, won a Union of BC Municipalities Award in Leadership and Innovation for its part in helping develop the rainwater harvesting system recently installed at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. The award followed on an earlier Environmental Leadership Award from the City of Abbotsford for the same project. The centre is the first in the world to use ...


    By BARR Plastics Inc.

  • Farming Best Practice For Water Management – Consider Vertical and Horizontal Rainwater Tanks

    Recently, The Environment Agency (EA) worked in conjunction with the NFU and DEFRA to produce a simple, consistent set of actions to help farmers to manage water more efficiently and these included: > Improve and protect water quality > Secure water sources > Adapt to a changing climate > Reduce flood risk Although this list is non-exhaustive, the points are a mix of ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Concerned scientists tell the UN: Hunger will never be eradicated without better rainwater management

    The world is missing a chance to eradicate hunger and poverty for billions of people living in regions with variable and scarce rainfall. Without improved management of rainwater, the future development goals currently being discussed are unrealistic, say leading scientists. Some of the world’s leading water, environment and resilience scientists and experts today publish a call to ...

  • Washington state drafts rainwater collection rule

    The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking help from the general public in drafting regulations on the collection and use of rainwater in Washington State. Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn about rainwater collection and to discuss a new statewide rule on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in Aberdeen, where the fourth in a series of workshops being held around the state is ...

  • Grants Available for Rainwater Tanks and Plastic Water Tanks

    Farmers Guardian brings us promising news for farming recently. £19 million is being made available to rural businesses in England under the Farming and Improvement Scheme (FFIS), as revealed by Owen Paterson, the Defra Secretary. The FFIS is a key part of England’s current rural development programme and provides grants designed to boost competitiveness of rural farming and forestry ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • World Water Day Celebrated – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks

    With nearly 750 million people throughout the world having no access to clean drinking water or improved sanitation, World Water Day, which took place on Sunday 22nd March, raised awareness that a secure water world is emerging as a top human development priority in the post-2015 Development Agenda. The theme of water and sustainable development emphasises how water is an essential asset to all ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Plastic Rainwater Tanks to Counter Water Abstraction Limits

    Water was high on the agenda at this year’s Cereals event.  As reported by Farmers Weekly, speaking at an Oxford Farming Conference-organised seminar at the event, Andrew Blenkiron, manager of the Euston Estate, Thetford, echoed the concerns of many over the water abstraction limits suggested by Defra and the Environmental Agency. The water extraction limits on the volume of water that ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • American Rainwater National Conference to Be Held in Austin, TX

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas capital shares another distinction as the indisputable crossroads of America's growing rainwater harvesting industry. Austin is where ARCSA was founded and where its 6th annual conference happens next month. With nearly a thousand members worldwide, ARCSA remains dedicated to promoting and educating the public on the safe harvesting and use of ...

  • Comprehensive Professional Rainwater Catchment Training now Available

    The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions.  ARCSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 to promote rainwater catchment systems in the United States. ARCSA strives to offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional ...

  • Dredging a Pointless Activity – Plastic Rainwater Tanks a Winning Solution

    Dredging is a pointless activity according to a coalition of environmental groups who are requesting that the Government scales down its preferred method of flood prevention. The Blueprint for Water Coalition is urging the Government to spend resources traditionally channelled into dredging on more effective, alternative flood-control methods. According to Mark Lloyd of the Angling Trust, a ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • New Kingspan Shallow-Dig Rainwater Harvesting System - Gamma

    Kingspan has launched a new premium ‘shallow dig’ domestic rainwater system, which joins the company’s well-established portfolio of rainwater-recycling solutions. The Gamma Rainwater range is a low-cost installation for self-build projects and residential developments. Its profile requires a ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • Rainwater Tanks and Water Storage Tanks Help Beat Climate Change

    There is an increasing pressure and responsibility for not only individuals, but for businesses spanning all sectors (not just farming) to become greener and to join the fight against climate change.  One such method of conserving energy is through the implementation of rainwater harvesting techniques. Enduramaxx has traditionally helped farmers and those managing open spaces to implement ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Norfolk and Suffolk Farmers Water Worry – Rainwater Tanks Can Help

    Farmers growing irrigated crops in Norfolk and Suffolk are taking steps to protect their businesses from drought, according to the Lynn News. A survey carried out by the NFU reveals that farmers throughout the region are investing in new irrigation equipment, improving water efficiency, changing crops they grow, or investing in more reservoir capacity. Their actions come after half of the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Best of British: RainCatcher’s Best Selling, British-Made Rainwater Products

    Here at RainCatcher we pride ourselves on British-made quality when it comes to Rainwater Harvesting. Our family run business continuously researches, develops and innovates in a bid to bring about small incremental change that when accumulated with other solutions, such as EcoGrid permeable paving, will have a measurable impact on the environment and quality of life for those living in ...

  • Flooded streets, normal or manageable

    One of the challenges for urban planners is urban water management. For example, buildings and paved roads prevent natural infiltration and direct the water flow to channels and sewers. Moreover, the weather patterns are also changing. We are increasingly faced with longer periods of drought and short periods of intense rainfall. Water drainage and sewage system Because the ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Water Abstraction on Workshop Agenda – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Can Ease Pressure

    The Environment Agency water license reforms is a common subject throughout the country’s farming communities and recently highlighted during an abstractors’ workshop at South Pickenham Estate, near Swaffham. High on the agenda at the Wissey abstractors’ workshop, farmers, land managers and environmental groups heard more details about the proposed licensing changes.  Under ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • DEFRA Interested in Views on Water Abstraction – Rainwater Tanks Could Ease Problem

    Defra this week called out for the broader opinion of water extractors. It states that; many abstractors may not realise the inter-linkages in a catchment between water availability and their abstraction, and in particular, that they may be dependent on discharges made by water companies upstream, particularly at low flows. Therefore, Defra is interested to learn their views on how much these ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

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