Links

Educational Resources

Austin Greenbuilder Program
Rainwater harvesting section of sustainable building sourcebook describes the potential for collecting and using rainwater as a water supply.

Domestic Rainwater Harvesting
This fact sheet gives an overview of systems, component technology, planning and management, as well as the potential effects and impacts.

Drinking Rain Water
Ask a scientist: why can’t I drink rain water?

HarvestH2O.com
Online community promoting sustainable water management practices. Includes articles, FAQ, and instructions for establishing collection systems.

Harvesting Rainwater
A case study of a rainwater collection and storage system is presented, focusing on water quality at various points: from roof runoff to an underground concrete cistern.

Rain Water System Design Report

Report on rain water system designs for the new environmental science and engineering building at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Rain Water System Design Report – Report on rain water system designs for the new environmental science and engineering building at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Rainwater Harvesting
This site provides information on rain water harvesting, including how-to, benefits of, and examples of projects that used rain water harvesting in Tamil Nadu, India.

Rainwater Harvesting
Explains the benefits, and describes simple and complex systems. Includes maintenance suggestions and an online calculator. Contributions by the Texas Cooperative Extension of Texas A&M University.

Rainwater Harvesting Network
Public interest research and advocacy organization encouraging sustainable development strategies. Guides to different methods for catching water where it falls, newsletter, case histories (primarily in India), and related information.

UK Rainwater Harvesting Association
News, rainwater harvesting FAQ, information for prospective members, goals and mission statement.

Texas Water Development Board
http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/innovativewater/rainwater/

BBC News: Rain capture answer to water woe
Rainwater harvesting could prove a cheap, easy solution to Africa’s water woes, according to a UN report.

Rainwater harvesting products found in Australia
How to advice on rainwater harvesting products found in Australia.

Build It Green
Build It Green is a professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy energy and resource-efficient buildings in California.
Central California/Bay Area Resources

Green By Design
An alliance of green / sustainable building and design professionals. Design Center and Showroom located in Mill Valley, CA

Marilyn Crenshaw, The Green Architect
Marilyn Crenshaw, green architect, offers clients numerous architectural specialties with an environmental focus.

Loomis Tank Centers
Loomis Tank Centers is a retail and wholesale distributor of excellent quality polyethylene above ground water tanks, below ground water tanks, transport water tanks (plastic tanks), as well as fertilizer and chemical tanks.

Scotts Valley Sprinkler and Pipe Supply, Scotts Valley and Watsonville, CA
A one-stop shopping destination for rainwater harvesting and irrigation supply needs. Two convenient locations:  Scotts Valley and  Watsonville.