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Essential Rainwater Harvesting


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Table of Contents

How To Use This Book

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Fundamentals
Chapter 3: Feasibility
Chapter 4: Anatomy of a Rainwater System
Chapter 5: Collection and Pre-Filtration
Chapter 6: Storage
Chapter 7: Pumps
Chapter 8: Assuring End-Use Water Quality
Conclusion: The Importance of Good Design

Appendix A: Conversion Table
Resources and References
About the Authors
A Note About the Publisher

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  • Features offered to: Mother Earth News, GreenBuilder
  • Excerpts offered to: Home Power Magazine, Permaculture North America
  • Advertising in: Mother Earth News, Hobby Farm, Permaculture North America
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About the Author

Rob Avis, P.Eng and Michelle Avis, P.Eng own and operate Adaptive Habitat, a leading-edge property design firm for resilient homes, acreages, and farms. As skilled Professional Engineers with over 20 years of combined experience in project management, ecological design, and sustainable technologies, they offer a depth of practical expertise in building science and appropriate technology (solar, wind, combined heat, and power), as well as agro-ecology, ecosystem engineering, soil regeneration, onsite wastewater treatment, and rainwater harvesting. In 2008, Rob and Michelle co-founded Verge Permaculture, now an internationally recognized award-winning regenerative education company, earning praise from permaculture leaders including Geoff Lawton, Toby Hemenway, and farming superstar Joel Salatin. They share information at from their suburban house and yard that they've transformed into a model of cold-climate urban permaculture in Calgary, Alberta.

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