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Run off rainwater harvesting
Practical Action
tank, smaller water tanks and jars, installation gutters and splash-guards, available
from the author at: P.O. Box 38, Kibwezi, Kenya.
Rainwater Catchment Systems Reflections and Prospects, John Gould, Waterlines
Vol.18 No. 3, January 2000.
Domestic Water Supply Using Rainwater Harvesting, by T.H.Thomas, Director of the
Development Technology Unit (DTU), University of Warwick. The article is available
on DTU’s Website
Waterlines back issues containing rainwater harvesting articles: Vols 17(3), 16(4),
15(3), 14(2), 11(4), 8(3), 7(4), 5(4), 5(3), 4(4), 4(3), 3(3), 3(2), 3(1), 2(4), 2(1),
Mvua ni Maji Rain is Water, Rainwater Harvesting by Women’s Groups in Kenya,
FAKT, 1996. 27 min VHS/PAL. A Kenyan film team documented this success story
on the occasion of the visit of a delegation of Ugandan women who came to learn the
skills of rainwater harvesting from their Kenyan sisters. Available through FAKT
A Gift from the Sky An Overview of Roofwater Harvesting in Sri Lanka. Available
from the Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum
Construction of Water Tanks for Rainwater Harvesting a video manual prepared by
Eric Nissen-Petersen (see above).
Rock Catchments. Several designs of rock catchment system looked at in detail by
Erik Niseen-Petersen.
Useful contacts
Development Technology Unit,
School of Engineering,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK.
Email [email protected]
- a number of case studies from around the world, with good descriptions.
Contact Dr Terry Thomas. Also the co-ordinators of the Rainwater Harvesting Research Group
International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (IRCSA)
Dept. of Natural Resources, Chinese Cultural University, Hwa Kang, Yang Min Shan, Taipei,
E-mail: [email protected]
IRCSA Fact sheets
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWF)
c/o Practical Action South Asia,
5 Lionel Eridisinghe Mawatha, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka
E-mail: [email protected]
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
41 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi 110062, India
E-mail: [email protected]
People for promoting Rainwater Utilisation
1-8-1 Higashi-Mukojima, Sumida City, Tokyo, Japan