Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2: Water-Harvesting Earthworks (Paperback)

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By Brad Lancaster, Joe Marshall (Illustrator)
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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



Product Details
ISBN: 9780977246410
ISBN-10: 0977246418
Publisher: Rainsource Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2008
Pages: 419
Language: English
Series: Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond

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