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Design for Water: Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse


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ISBN13: 9780865715806
ISBN10: 0865715807
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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 sources-landscape, 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 references
All 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-Levariois 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.

Book News Annotation:

Kinkade-Levario is a land use planner in Arizona, where she also runs a rainwater harvesting and stormwater re-use company. She walks professional builders and designers, and do-it-yourselfers through the elements of a rainwater harvesting system, and points out such factors to consider as water budget, cold weather, and building standards. She distinguishes between passive systems that divert water and filter it before it enters water ways, and active systems that capture water and store it for later use. About half of the book is devoted to examples, with photographs, diagrams and drawings, explanations, and building and performance data. Distributed in the US by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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

About the Author

Heather Kinkade-Levario is the Arizona Director of Planning. A land use planner for 22 years, she is also the President of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association and has served on the US Green Building Council's Water Efficiency Technical Advisory Group. Her award-winning book, Forgotten Rain, Rediscovering Rainwater Harvesting was published in 2004.

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Jade Queen, July 31, 2009 (view all comments by Jade Queen)
The Southwest has been ahead on water conservation. Their need is more immediate. The Northwest can't copy their designs directly though, because our micro-climates are so different from theirs. Graywater will be more legal in Oregon as a result of recent legislation, but rules are still to be worked out. ReCode is the name of a group which worked to get change.
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Product Details

New Society Publishers
General House & Home
Kinkade-Levario, Heather
Kinkade-Levario, Heather
Sustainable living
Design & Construction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
June 2007
Grade Level:
375 BandW illustrations and photographs
9.00 x 7.00 in

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Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » Water Conservation
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