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Water 2017, 9(12), 959; https://doi.org/10.3390/w9120959

Recent Advances in Modelling and Implementation of Rainwater Harvesting Systems towards Sustainable Development

School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
Received: 9 October 2017 / Revised: 27 November 2017 / Accepted: 6 December 2017 / Published: 8 December 2017
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Abstract

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is perhaps the most ancient practice to meet water supply needs. It has received renewed attention since the 1970s as a productive water source, water savings and conservation means, and sustainable development tool. In RWH, it is important to know how much water can be harvested at a given location from a given catchment size, whether the harvested water meets the intended water quality, whether the RWH system is economically viable and whether the state regulations favor the RWH. Furthermore, the selected RWH system should be suitable to local rainfall and field conditions, downstream impacts, and socio-economic and cultural characteristics. In this regard, this paper provides an overview of the special issue on “Rainwater Harvesting: Quantity, Quality, Economics and State Regulations”. The selected papers cover a wide range of issues that are relevant to RWH such as regionalization of design curves, use of spatial technology, urban agriculture, arid-region water supply, multi criteria analysis and application of artificial neural networks. View Full-Text
Keywords: rainwater harvesting; water quality; water conservation; rainwater tanks; life cycle cost analysis; multi criteria analysis; urban flooding rainwater harvesting; water quality; water conservation; rainwater tanks; life cycle cost analysis; multi criteria analysis; urban flooding
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Rahman, A. Recent Advances in Modelling and Implementation of Rainwater Harvesting Systems towards Sustainable Development. Water 2017, 9, 959.

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