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Designing Climate Resilient Rainwater Harvesting Systems.
There are many published books on rainwater harvesting, however the authors have presented a unique and different approach to the topic by addressing the scientific, engineering, technological, ethnographic and social importance of rainwater harvesting.
The Worth of Water is published by Springer Nature Switzerland.
The book can be purchased here.
Innovations in Water Management.
This book aims to define the concept of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) by using case studies from members of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Water Action Group- NatureWat. NBS is defined and characterized in terms of water source, contaminants, removal mechanisms and resource recovery potential.
A Technology Portfolio of Nature Based Solutions is published by Springer Nature Switzerland and can be purchased here.
Designing for community resilience.
“Where There Is No Engineer – Designing for Community Resilience” is a design initiative coordinated by the Development Technology in the Community (DTC) Research Group and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Ireland.
The full ebook is available to download free of charge on TU Dublin Arrow library here:
Integrating Nature Based Solutions for Resilient Cities & Communities
This Resilience Booklet forms part of a Nature Based Solutions Toolkit developed by DTC together with EWB Ireland. These resources were developed through the network of conferences and workshops delivered under the title “Achieving Resilient Cities and Communities (ARCC), www.arcc2030.eu.
The Resilience ebook is available to download free of charge on TU Dublin Arrow library here:
Given the increasing incidence of serious flooding in Europe in recent years it might seem odd to be addressing the problem of water conservation. Download Paper
The benefits of water efficiency measures, rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse are principally water savings and reduced volume of consumption. Download Paper
The traditional approach to meeting increased demand is to augment supply. However, mobilising new resources involves ever higher costs. Download Paper
The concept of a reed willow bed combination has the potential to achieve a zero discharge wastewater treatment system. Download Paper
Members of DTC Research Group. Dublin Institute of Technology was commissioned in 2005 by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in Ireland to assess the feasibility of utilising rainwater to replace treated mains water for nonpotable uses. Download Paper
DTC Research Group, Dublin Institute of Technology personnel were commissioned in 2005 by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in Ireland to assess the feasibility of utilising harvested rainwater to replace treated mains water, for non-potable uses. Download Paper
Liam McCarton, worked in Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2007 as Project Manager for post tsunami reconstruction programs. In this article he discusses some of the technical and humanitarian challenges involved in managing a reconstruction program in a developing country and presents some of the lessons learnt. Download Paper
The rainwater harvesting pilot project was commissioned by the National Rural Water Monitoring Committee in 2005 to assess the feasibility of supplementing treated mains water used for non-potable purposes. Download Paper
This final report will present results from a two year study to monitor the performance of a hybrid reed willow bed facility at Lynches Lane, in the administrative area of South Dublin County Council (SDCC). Download Paper