Net power
A New beginning...
Valuing the raindrop
Irrigation cooperatives
Showing the way
Sarovar saved
As things gets tough the tough get going!


Catch Water is now in Gujarat,
Tamil and Hindi

Get your free copy
Spreading water awareness
Young scientist award
Workshope with a difference
Chennai statement
A new newsletter
African water forum
Public hearing


The sodis
Dowsing - is it science or magic?


Swiss rationality


CGWA retires hurt
Do you know the potential of rooftop water harvesting?


Glimpes of book



catch.jpg (17001 bytes)

Vol. 3      

No. 6 

December   2001

books.jpg (2611 bytes)

Glimpses of books

Glimpses of books

The Rainwater
Technology Handbook :

Rainharvesting in Building,

Klaus Koenig, published by Wilo-Brain, Germany, 2001, pp 143.

This is a handbook that looks at the global water scenario and emerging rainwater utilisation efforts. It presents a new business field for planners, manufacturers and users. It covers efforts by non-governmental organisations, governments, industry and individuals from developing and developed countries. It also gives a statement on individuals and organisations from these countries.

There are interesting examples from various countries that include both traditional and modern practices. Some examples include the water harvesting system in Kokugikan Hall in Tokyo where sumo wrestling matches are held, and the Millennium dome in England.

With several chapters on Germany, it describes the implementers, legal issues, state-of-the-art rainwater harvesting system components like collecting surfaces, filters, reservoirs, pipeline systems and pumps in that country. It provides a checklist for planning and executing rainwater harvesting — a good primer for implementers.

Copyright CSE  Centre for Science and Environment