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Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply : Design, Construction and Implementation - John Gould

Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply

Design, Construction and Implementation

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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 book is well written and is a useful addition to the growing list of books on the subject...'

Acknowledgements
Preface
Acronyms
Introductionp. 1
Types and features of rainwater catchment systemsp. 21
Rainwater quantity: supply and demandp. 45
System components and design considerationsp. 69
Materials and construction techniquesp. 104
Rainwater quality issuesp. 141
Social, economic and environmental aspectsp. 159
Project implementationp. 178
Case studiesp. 201
The future of rainwater catchment systemsp. 240
App. 1: Glossaryp. 249
App. 2: Useful contact addressesp. 253
App. 3: Internet resources and computer modelsp. 256
Construction manuals and design informationp. 260
Tank construction proceduresp. 263
Tank repairp. 311
Referencesp. 313
Indexp. 330
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781853394560
ISBN-10: 1853394564
Series: Design, Construction and Implementation
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54