The Water-Wise Home

How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape

Author: Laura Allen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429204

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

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Save the earth’s most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet. Offering proven techniques in clear and accessible language, The Water-Wise Home makes it easy to help the environment and lower your household operating costs through conserving water.

Water Resource Management

Sustainability in an Era of Climate Change

Author: David E. McNabb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319548166

Category: Social Science

Page: 467

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This book is about how water managers in the United States are responding to the call for increased effort to achieve sustainable supplies of clean fresh water for present and future generations. The author, himself a participant in the water supply chain, demonstrates that while water is indeed one of life’s most essential commodities, in many parts of the United States it is one of the most stressed resources. Throughout the book the author illustrates both the good and the bad efforts taken or not taken by water and wastewater management with real life examples. This book will appeal to the educators, students, volunteers, elected officials, regulators, and other participants with a role in helping the suppliers of water and wastewater services to achieve their goals providing clean, safe water on a sustainable basis.

Creating Rain Gardens

Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden

Author: Apryl Uncapher,Cleo Woelfle-Erskine

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693975

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.

Greywater, Green Landscape

How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard

Author: Laura Allen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128408

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

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Keep your lawn and garden lush without wasting resources by capturing and recycling the greywater that drains from your sink, shower, and washing machine. This accessible and detailed guide walks you through each step of planning for and installing a variety of greywater systems, including laundry-to-landscape and branched drain gravity-fed systems. After identifying greywater sources in your home and estimating flow rate, you’ll learn to pinpoint where to redirect the wastewater for the greatest benefit. No matter which system you decide to build, you'll have the information to construct it yourself or move forward with confidence to hire a professional.

How to Get Water Smart

Products and Practices for Saving Water in the Nineties

Author: Buzz Buzzelli,Peggy Good,Janice S. (CON) McCormick,John R. McCormick,John L. Stein

Publisher: Terra Firma Pub

ISBN: 9780962889509

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

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Environmental Law and the Values of Nature

Author: Richard J. Finkmoore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1076

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This book is designed to provide law students in the introductory environmental law course with the broad foundation needed to practice in the field and to pursue further course work in specialized environmental topics. Unlike many casebooks, Environmental Law and the Values of Nature recognizes that “natural resources law” has become an integral part of environmental law and is the arena for today's most important environmental issues. Part One presents some of the principal components of modern environmental law including public land law and the historical context in which each developed. Part Two examines critical issues in contemporary environmental law. This course book also treats several relatively new topics usually omitted from environmental law casebooks, such as restoration, mitigation, conservation biology, and ecosystem management. Incorporating edited statutes, agency regulations, and writings, Finkmoore provides all of the teaching materials needed in a comprehensive introductory course, and many in-text graphics will hold student interest. The teaching package includes a teacher's manual, PowerPoint slides keyed to the reading, and photographic slides of a number of places that were the subject of the principal court decisions contained in the course book.

Environmental Science

Working with the Earth

Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 579

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Sustaining the Earth

an integrated approach

Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534214326

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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