In an era of dwindling resources, water is poised to become the new oil The entire world now faces the reality of a decreasing supply of clean water To avert a devastating shortage, we must not only look at alternate water sources for existing structures but must plan our new developments differently Design for Water is an accessible and clearly written guide to alternate water collection, with a focus on rainwater harvesting in the urban environment The book Outlines the process of water collection from multiple sourceslandscape, residential, commercial, industrial, school, park, and municipal systems Provides numerous case studies Details the assembly and actual application of equipment Includes specific details, schematics, and referencesAll aspects of rainwater harvesting are outlined, including passive and active system setup, storage, storm water reuse, distribution, purification, analysis, and filtration There is even a section on rainwater harvesting for wildlife.In addition to rainwater, there are several affordable and accessible alternate sources, including cooling tower bleed off water, air conditioning condensate, gray water, and fog collection Design for Water is geared to providing those making development decisions and guidelines with the information they need to set up passive harvesting techniques The book will especially appeal to engineers, landscape architects, municipal decision makers, developers, and landowners Heather Kinkade Levario is a land use planner in Arizona and the author of the award winning Forgotten Rain She is president of Forgotten Rain L.L.C., a rainwater harvesting and stormwater reuse company....
|Title||:||Design for Water: Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse|
|Publisher||:||New Society Publishers 1 edition June 1, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||968 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Design for Water: Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse Reviews
I bought this book to gain general and detailed knowledge of rainwater harvesting, and I was not disappointed. The diagrams and photos are very clear and descriptive. For example, in the second chapter, the diagram of the rainwater harvesting process on page 15, and Details 2.1 and 2.2 on pages 16 and 17 show everything you need to know, microscopically or macroscopically. And the rest of the text and illustrations are just as superb and articulate. The book is well worth the money! It covers everything completely. The RainPC-ST filter has replaced the old RainPC filter shown in the book, but most of the other detailed components and things you can buy for your own system are still current. Just buy it, you'll see.
I am recomming this book to my customers who are considering rainwater collection. The book contains detailed explanation of collecting rainwater as well as conveyance and storage. The only downside, from my perspective, is that the purification section is deficient. Rainwater today can contain mercury and pesticides in addition to particulate it collects as it falls. I felt this aspect of the discussion was misleading in its brevity. But if you are looking for a book that provides an array of examples for collection and storage of rainwater, this book is an excellent resource to use in planning your system.
This book is very thorough concerning the subject matter. My only negative comment is that the pictures could have been a little bit better quality. It is very enjoyable to read and I have learned a great deal about the subject and will continue to use it as a guide when building my own system.
I was hoping to learn the details of setting up a rain water harvesting system with not only this book but what I have learned by scanning the internet. This book was of little help. It turns out I knew more from sites I found on the internet (with better photos) than the information gleaned from this book.
Very dense with information about different kinds of water usage and very reasonable plans for how that can be accomplished. Also provides an intelligent discourse on a global view of water usage, how lifestyles are created around it and the environmental implications of mismanagement.
Comprehensive overview on rain water harvesting. I referred to it heavily on my senior thesis
Of the books I have read on the subject, including those by Brad Lancaster, this is the most comprehensive, with abundant diagrams and photographs. Levario covers both residential and commercial applications, so there may be material that is not pertinent to the average homeowner, and some of the applications described may be beyond the reach of said homeowner, but if you're only going to buy one book on the subject, make it this one.
This book really talks about design, with generous explanations, plans and practical schemes. Rich content by obvious hands on specialist.