Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition

Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life and Landscape
Author: Brad Lancaster,Joe Marshall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780977246434
Category: Gardening
Page: 304
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"'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.

The New Organic Grower's Four-season Harvest

How to Harvest Fresh Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780930031572
Category: Organic gardening
Page: 212
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How to produce fresh, delicious, healthy good from your home garden year-round.

Designing Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Integrating Rainwater Into Building Systems
Author: Celeste Allen Novak,Eddie Van Giesen,Kathy M. DeBusk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118410475
Category: Architecture
Page: 312
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Water conservation is one of the most effective sustainable design practices, yet few professionals know how to collect and use rainwater effectively. Rainwater Harvesting the first comprehensive book on designing rainwater harvesting systems. It provides practical guidelines for developing a rainwater harvesting strategy, taking into account climate, public policies, environmental impact, and end uses. Case studies are included throughout. Rainwater Harvesting is a valuable reference for architects, landscape architects, and site engineers.

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living
Author: John Schaeffer
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925792
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 528
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The essential guide to energy independence – fully revised and updated

Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply

Design, Construction and Implementation
Author: John Gould
Publisher: Intermediate Technology
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 335
View: 1889

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Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply provides a state-of-the-art review of practice in the collection of rainwater. It presents case studies with numerous examples from around the world which will help anyone intending to design or construct a rainwater catchment system. The prime focus of the book is on implementation of roof and ground catchment systems for meeting either total or supplementary household water requirements. All aspects of design and construction are covered including simple methods of sizing systems, erection of gutters, choice of materials, construction techniques, training, operation and maintenance. In addition, non-technical factors such as water quality, health, social, cultural, political, institutional and gender issues are discussed. The text is fully supported with drawings and photographs and a detailed illustrated step-by-step account is provided of how to build several different types of household rainwater tanks with volumes from 2 to 90 cubic metres. Rainwater Catchment Systems is based on practical experience and lessons learnt during over 20 years constructing and researching rainwater systems in Africa and Asia. It will be of use and interest to project managers, development workers, water engineers, architects, builders, researchers and appropriate technology enthusiasts.

The Water-saving Garden

How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water
Author: Pam Penick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1607747936
Category: Gardening
Page: 240
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"With climate change, water rationing, and drought on the rise, more people than ever are eager to conserve water but have a fear of water-thrifty gardens populated by cactus and rocks. This friendly, colorful, contemporary guide introduces gardeners and homeowners to the wide range of beautiful water-saving garden designs, techniques, and options now available. Includes a directory of 100 plants appropriate for a variety of drought-prone regions of the country, and information on popular gardening topics like native and drought-tolerant plants, rainwater harvesting (swales, rain barrels, cisterns, etc.), gray-water systems, permeable paving, and more."

Handbook of water use and conservation

Author: Amy Vickers
Publisher: Waterplow Pr
ISBN: 9781931579070
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 446
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żThe definitive work on the topicż-Library Journal (starred rating), this award-winning book is żThe most through reference ever published on water use and conservationż a gold mine of resourcesż (American Water Works Association). Describes water use characteristics, water audits, and over 100 water efficiency measures for homes, landscapes, industries, businesses, and farms. Provides estimated water savings, benefits (e.g., energy savings), and costs associated with measures. Includes 175 tables, charts and photos, over 50 case studies, eight appendices, glossary, and index. The author is a nationally recognized water expert and engineer (M.S. Engineering, Dartmouth); Editorial Advisory Board Member, National Drinking Water Clearinghouse. Winner - Benjamin Franklin Book Award '02 (Technical/Professional). See more reviews at www.waterplowpress.com/reviews

Gardening With Less Water

Low-Tech, Low-Cost Techniques: Use Up to 90% Less Water in Your Garden
Author: David A. Bainbridge
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612125824
Category: Gardening
Page: 128
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Drawing on traditional practices from around the world, author David A. Bainbridge introduces simple low-tech solutions to today's complex water supply challenges. With detailed photography, he shows how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to the plant's roots, whether the gardener is tending a bed, container garden, or tree.

The Complete Guide to Water Storage

How to Use Gray Water and Rainwater Systems, Rain Barrels, Tanks, and Other Water Storage Techniques for Household and Emergency Use
Author: Julie Fryer
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383630
Category: House & Home
Page: 336
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Industry experts explain how to set up virtually every water-storage solution, providing logistics, regulations, troubleshooting ideas and much more. Original.

Water Storage

Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers and Ponds
Author: Art Ludwig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780964343368
Category: Architecture
Page: 125
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"Describes how to store water for home, farm, and small communities."--P. ii.

The Art of Natural Building

Design, Construction, Resources
Author: Catherine Wanek,Michael Smith,Joseph F. Kennedy
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925601
Category: House & Home
Page: 480
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The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House. Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home.

Create an Oasis with Greywater

Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems, Includes Branched Drains
Author: Art Ludwig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780964343399
Category: House & Home
Page: 144
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Offers instructions for creating and using a greywater system, and describes how these systems will relieve strain on the septic system while providing irrigation for residential use.

Design for Water

Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse
Author: Heather Kinkade-Levario
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550923404
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
View: 5118

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A professional guide to collecting water -- the 21st Century oil.

Introduction to Environmental Engineering - SI Version

Author: P. Aarne Vesilind,Susan M. Morgan,Lauren G. Heine
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111780331
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 592
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This text presents a balanced treatment of environmental engineering by combining engineering concepts with the importance of environmental ethics. This third edition highlights sustainable development and emphasizes the need for engineers to become even more environmentally responsible during this time of increasing awareness of environmental concerns. The authors challenge students with problems that require not only a technical solution but a thorough consideration of its ethical ramifications. The text also provides comprehensive exposure to all types of environmental problems, including ecosystem dynamics, wastewater treatment, and air pollution control. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook

Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture
Author: Andrew Mefferd
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603586377
Page: 288
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Best practices for the eight most profitable crops Today only a few dozen large-scale producers dominate the greenhouse produce market. Why? Because they know and employ best practices for the most profitable crops: tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens, lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook levels the playing field by revealing these practices so that all growers--large and small--can maximize the potential of their protected growing space. Whether growing in a heated greenhouse or unheated hoophouse, this book offers a decision-making framework for how to best manage crops that goes beyond a list of simple do's and don'ts. As senior trial technician for greenhouse crops at Johnny's Selected Seeds, author Andrew Mefferd spent seven years consulting for growers using protected agriculture in a wide variety of climates, soils, and conditions. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook brings his experience and expertise to bear in an in-depth guide that will help readers make their investment in greenhouse space worthwhile. Every year, more growers are turning to protected culture to deal with unpredictable weather and to meet out-of-season demand for local food, but many end up spinning their wheels, wasting time and money on unprofitable crops grown in ways that don't make the most of their precious greenhouse space. With comprehensive chapters on temperature control and crop steering, pruning and trellising, grafting, and more, Mefferd's book is full of techniques and strategies that can help farms stay profitable, satisfy customers, and become an integral part of re-localizing our food system. From seed to sale, The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook is the indispensable resource for protected growing.

Water for Every Farm

Yeomans Keyline Plan
Author: Percival Alfred Yeomans,Ken B. Yeomans
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781438225784
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 344
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"Comprehensive whole farm design, amplified contour cultivation, water storage in farm dams, layout better farm roads, quick gravity irrigation, contour strip forests, subdivision design, healing erosion, solving salinity"--Cover.