Rainwater Harvesting Vol. 1, Second Edition
Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape
"In a time of escalating resource scarcity and global conflict, this essential book helps us regain control of our water by showing us how to enhance our water supply with simple, fun, and effective strategies at home and beyond."
—Maude Barlow, author of Blue Covenant and Senior Advisor on Water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly
Best Indie Books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews in the Nonfiction category
2013 USA Best Book Award in the General Home category
The award-winning Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape is the first volume of a three-volume guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. This book enables you to assess your on-site resources, gives you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empowers you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional water-harvesting plan specific to your site and needs.
This revised and expanded second edition increases potential on-site harvests with more integrated tools and strategies for solar design, understanding your water/energy/carbon connections, water/erosion flow patterns and their water-harvesting response, and updated illustrations to show you how to do it all.
Volume 1 helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self-reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat. Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite you to do the same!