Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply: Design, Construction and Implementation is a guide to low-tech solutions for both ground and roof rainwater harvesting the world over; including socio-economic issues in other cultures.
With studies from around the world, this book has numerous examples for anyone (but especially professionals in the area), looking to construct a low-tech rainwater catchment system, even from scratch if necessary.
Authors Nissen-Peterson and John Gould have put together this 320-page paperback measuring 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″ and shipping at 1.3 pounds; first published in November of 1999 by Practical Action.
To achieve, either the total or supplementary household water-requirement, this book takes in all aspects of design, construction, techniques, sizing systems, putting up gutters, choice of materials, training, operation and maintenance.
As well as non-technical factors such as social, financial, cultural, institutional, political, general issues, health and water quality are all discussed in detail; especially recommended as a resource manual for aid workers.
With drawings, photographs, step-by-step accounts of different household situations and Nissen-Petersens own two decades of practical experience in Asia and Africa, this book caters to researchers, builders, architects, water engineers, development workers and managers looking for an edge in todays professional high-tech world of rainwater systems.
Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply: Design, Construction and Implementation is the professionals guide to low-tech ground and roof rainwater harvesting solutions that have been tried and tested for more than 20 years.