Skip to main content

Community Water Harvesting – The Missing Element in Sustainability

The full text article is not available for purchase.

The publisher only permits individual articles to be downloaded by subscribers.

or click here to sign up for a free trial

Abstract:

To quote a recent Associated Press release - “An epic drought in Georgia threatens the water supply for millions. Florida doesn't have nearly enough water for its expected population boom. The Great Lakes are shrinking. Upstate New York's reservoirs have dropped to record lows. And in the West, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is melting faster each year. – Across America, the picture is critically clear- the nation's fresh water supplies can no longer quench its thirst.” (Brian Skoloff, AP, Reno Gazette Journal, 10-7-07)

The impending water “crisis” exists not because we are creating a larger carbon footprint but simply because existing infrastructure and philosophy related to water management and use is inefficient.

Keywords: EPIC sub-surface irrigation; Stormwater prefiltration; Sub surface Water storage; Water Harvesting; Water sustainability; Water – Energy relationship

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864709793952080

Publication date: January 1, 2009

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
wef/wefproc/2009/00002009/00000011/art00039
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more