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Rainwater harvesting for drylands and beyond. Volume 2, Water-harvesting earthworks  Cover Image Book Book

Rainwater harvesting for drylands and beyond. Volume 2, Water-harvesting earthworks / Brad Lancaster ; illustrated by Joe Marshall, Silvia Rayces, Ann Audrey, Gavin Troy, Kay Sather, April Baisan, David Harnish ; foreword by Andy Lipkis.

Lancaster, Brad, (author.). Marshall, Joe, (illustrator.). Rayces, Silvia, (illustrator.). Audrey, Ann, (illustrator.). Troy, Gavin, (illustrator.). Sather, Kay, (illustrator.). Baisan, April, (illustrator.). Harnish, David, (illustrator.).


Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2 is a how-to guide enabling you to "plant the rain" by creating water-harvesting "earthworks" or "rain gardens." Earthworks are simple, inexpensive strategies and landforms that passively harvest multiple sources of free on-site water including rainfall, stormwater runoff, air conditioning condensate, and greywater within "living tanks" of soil and vegetation. The plants then pump the water back out? in the form of beauty, food, shelter, wildlife habitat, timber and forage, while controlling erosion, reducing down-stream flooding, dropping utility costs, increasing soil fertility, and improving water and air quality. This revised and expanded full-color second edition builds on the information in Volume 1 by showing you how to turn your yard, school, business, park, and neighborhood into lively, regenerative producers of resources. Conditions at home will improve as you simultaneously enrich the ecosystem and inspire the surrounding community. Learn to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen earthworks. All is made easier and more effective by the illustrations of natural patterns of water and sediment flow with which you can collaborate or mimic. Detailed step-by-step instructions with over 460 images show you how to do it, and plentiful stories of success motivate you so you will do it!

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  • ISBN: 9780977246441
  • ISBN: 0977246442
  • Physical Description: xx, 428 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
  • Edition: 2nd edition.
  • Publisher: Tucson, Arizona : Rainsource Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Revised & expanded in color"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-408) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: earthworks defined, their advantages, and a story of success -- Assessing your site, choosing your earthworks, and tips on implementation to achieve greater success -- Infiltration basins: the first of many rain garden strategies -- Berm 'n basins -- Terraces -- Infiltration trenches -- Imprinting -- Mulching -- Reducing hardscape, harvesting its runoff, and creating permeable paving -- Diversion swales -- In-channel strategies -- Vegetation -- Harvesting greywater and other on-site "wastes" turned resources -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: water levels, a-frame levels, and laser levels -- Appendix 2: water-harvesting earthworks calculations -- Appendix 3: sizing and implementing a kitchen resource drain (KRD) in Arizona, code clarification, and recommended changes to the code -- Appendix 4: resources.
Subject: Water harvesting.
Hydraulic engineering.
Hydraulic engineering.
Water harvesting.
Durabilité de l'environnement.
Écologie agricole.
hydraulic engineering.

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