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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume 2

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Publisher Comments:

Turn water scarcity into water abundance!
Earthworks are one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil. Associated vegetation then pumps the harvested water back out in the form of beauty, food, shelter, wildlife habitat, and passive heating and cooling strategies, while controlling erosion, increasing soil fertility, reducing downstream flooding, and improving water and air quality.
Building on the information presented in Volume 1, this book shows you how to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen water-harvesting earthworks. It presents detailed how-to information and variations of a diverse array of earthworks, including chapters on mulch, vegetation, and greywater recycling so you can customize the techniques to the unique requirements of your site.
Real life stories and examples permeate the book, including:
  • How curb cuts redirect street runoff to passively irrigate flourishing shade trees planted along the street

  • How check dams have helped create springs and perennial flows in once-dry creeks

  • How infiltration basins are creating thriving rain-fed gardens

  • How backyard greywater laundromats are turning "wastewater" into a resource growing food, beauty, and shade that builds community, and more

  • How to create simple tools to read slope and water flow

  • More than 225 illustrations and photographs
  • Synopsis:

    Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands: Water-Harvesting Earthworks is the second volume in a three-volume guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. Volume 2 builds on the information presented in volume 1, showing you how to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen water-harvesting earthworks. It presents detailed how-to information and variations on a diverse array of earthworks, including chapters on mulch, vegetation, and graywater recycling so you can customize the techniques to fit the unique requirements of your site. Real-life stories and examples permeate this volume.

    About the Author

    Brad Lancaster has taught, designed, and consulted on the sustainable design system of permaculture and integrated rainwater harvesting systems since 1993. He lives on the thriving 1/8th-acre urban permaculture site he created in downtown Tucson, Arizona.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780977246410
    Author:
    Lancaster, Brad
    Publisher:
    Rainsource Press
    Illustrator:
    Marshall, Jo E.
    Illustrator:
    Rayces, Silvia
    Subject:
    Landscape
    Subject:
    Water-supply
    Subject:
    Environmental - Water Supply
    Copyright:
    Series:
    Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond
    Series Volume:
    02
    Publication Date:
    20080421
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    , Y
    Pages:
    336
    Dimensions:
    11 x 8.5 in

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    Product details 336 pages Rainsource Press - English 9780977246410 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands: Water-Harvesting Earthworks is the second volume in a three-volume guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. Volume 2 builds on the information presented in volume 1, showing you how to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen water-harvesting earthworks. It presents detailed how-to information and variations on a diverse array of earthworks, including chapters on mulch, vegetation, and graywater recycling so you can customize the techniques to fit the unique requirements of your site. Real-life stories and examples permeate this volume.
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