Rainwater harvesting for drylands and beyond. Volume 1, Guiding principles to welcome rain into your life and landscape / Brad Lancaster ; illustrated by Joe Marshall ... [et. al.]
Book | Rainsource Press | 2013 | Second ed.
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Edition
Second ed.
Description
xxxii, 281 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-264) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- My rainwater-harvesting evolution -- The value of rainwater -- Rainwater harvesting through land and time -- The shift away from rainwater -- Scarcity or abundance -- My community's path -- Our path to abundance -- 1. The man who farms water and the rainwater-harvesting guidelines -- The eight rainwater-harvesting principles -- Water-harvesting ethics -- 2013 update on Mr. Zephaniah Phiri -- 2. Assessing your site's water resources and more -- The hydrologic cycle : our Earth's circulatory system -- Watersheds and subwatersheds -- Determining your piece of the hydrologic cycle -- Calculate your site's rainfall volume -- Estimate your site's water needs -- Estimate your secondary on-site water source : greywater -- Estimate additional on-site "waste" -- Waters that can be used as "resource" waters -- A one-page place assessment and how to use it -- Real life example : living within a dryland home's rainwater budget -- 3. Overview : harvesting water with earthworks, tanks, or both -- How do you plant to use your harvested water? -- Recommendations for harvesting water for a landscape around a home -- Sampling of strategies/techniques -- Overview of water-harvesting earthworks -- Overview of cistern systems -- Real life example : The Running Rain Society -- 4. Integrated design -- The path of the sun -- Seven integrated design patterns -- Orienting buildings and landscapes to the sun -- Designing roof overhangs and awnings to optimize winter sun and summer shade -- Solar arcs -- Sun & shade traps -- Maintaining winter sun access -- Raised paths, sunken basins -- Reduce paving and make it permeable -- Integrating the elements and patterns of your site to create regenerative investments -- Creating an integrated design -- 5. A integrated urban home and neighborhood retrofit -- Our beginning : realizing the water-harvesting principles -- Our evolution : taking it further with the integrated design patterns -- Our neighborhood : collaborating for leveraged potential in the wider community -- Appendix 1. Patterns of water and sediment flow with their potential water-harvesting response -- Appendix 2. Water-harvesting traditions in the Desert Southwest / Joel Glanzberg -- Appendix 3. Water-harvesting calculations -- Appendix 4. Example plant lists and water requirement calculations for Tucson, Arizona plus a Sonoran Desert foods harvest calendar -- Appendix 5. Worksheets : your thinking sheets -- Appendix 6. Resources -- Appendix 7. Sun angles and path -- Appendix 8. Wind harvesting; basic airflow relationships, site selection, wind pumping and wind power, natural ventilation, windbreaks, and snow- and biomass-drift harvesting -- Appendix 9. Water-energy-carbon nexus.
Note
Originally released in 2006.
Summary
"'Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1' is the first book in a three-volume guide that teaches you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. The lessons in this volume will enable you to assess your on-site resources, give you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empower you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional water-harvesting plan specific to your site and needs."--From publisher description.
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Marshall, Joe.
Lancaster, Brad. Rainwater harvesting for drylands.
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Guiding principles to welcome rain into your life and landscape
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ISBN
0977246434
9780977246434
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