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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Volume 2 Book

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Volume 2 teaches how earthworks can be effective for water collection while simultaneously providing beauty, food, shelter, and passive heating/cooling techniques. Increase soil fertility. ISBN 9780977246410

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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond volume 2

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.

Earthworks are some 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 & cooling strategies, while controlling erosion, increasing soil fertility, reducing downstream flooding, and improving the quality of the water and air.

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 450 illustrations and photographs

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