Rainwater Harvesting

As the practice of rainwater harvesting becomes more widespread, read below for the latest on products, trends and news. 

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Rainwater harvesting policy adopted for Tucson, Ariz., construction
Rainwater harvesting policy adopted for Tucson, Ariz., construction
Aug 21 2018
The city of Tucson, Ariz., has adopted a new policy, called the Green Streets Active Practice Guideline, that requires Tucson Department of…
Aug 12 2018
The Fox washdown diversion system controls washdown pollution. When water is in use, the system’s valve opens to the sewer; when the water is off,…
Jul 23 2018
The Mysuru City Corp. (MCC) has made rainwater harvesting systems mandatory for all commercial properties and government offices 50 by 80 ft or…
New device harvests water using solar power
New device harvests water using solar power
Jun 26 2018
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a solar-powered water…
Cape Town turns to water reuse as Day Zero creeps closer
Cape Town turns to water reuse as Day Zero creeps closer
May 25 2018
“We should have preempted this better.” Will van der Merwe, managing director for Water Eco Technologies & Treatment (WETT), expressed the…
Costa Rican farmers are receiving funding for rainwater harvesting structures
Costa Rican farmers are receiving funding for rainwater harvesting structures
May 11 2018
The Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have developed a program…
May 1 2018
Larsen and Toubro Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) announced plans to build a dual-purpose rainwater harvesting system to recharge groundwater…
Apr 2 2018
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) of Hyderabad, India, has designed a rainwater harvesting theme park to be built…
Mar 29 2018
Los Angeles County has developed a plan called the Safe, Clean Water Program (SCWP). The plan advocates for the use of green infrastructure to…
Mar 26 2018
Rainwater harvesting has been revolutionized by new technology and increasing concerns about global water security. In a rainwater harvesting system…
Mar 20 2018
The United Nations (UN) released a report at the World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil, which called for an increase in green infrastructure to…
Jan 29 2018
A StormTrap system was installed at Bolivar Park as part of a storm water management project in Lakewood, Calif. The project addresses water supply…
Jan 22 2018
The city of Hyderabad, India, agreed to build 1,000 rainwater harvesting structures. The construction of the water reuse structures will be a…
Dec 4 2017
In the city of Chicago, large green spaces can be somewhat difficult to find. The Space to Grow initiative aims to change this in a small but…
Nov 29 2017
Fifteen-year-old entrepreneur Reyhan Camalova presented her start-up company, Rainergy, at the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Camalova’s company…
Jul 10 2017
Winemaking is inherently water-intensive. From growing grapes in the vineyard to washing barrels in the cellar, it is not uncommon for wineries to…
Jul 10 2017
Rainwater catchment systems are water collection systems that harvest rainwater at the first point of contact from rainfall. These systems can be…
Mar 31 2017
The system diverts storm water from a 36-in. city trunk storm sewer that drains 250 acres. Lake McCarrons is a recreational lake used for boating,…
Mar 31 2017
The value of rainwater varies throughout the world, but when it floods a basement, inundates streets and parks, and overwhelms sewer systems, the…
Mar 15 2017
As California's agriculture industry continues to plan for months of extreme rain followed by months of drought, the University of California Davis (…
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