Applied Rainwater Harvesting Education: An Australian Case Study

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Show simple item record Chanan, AP Kandasamy, JK Vigneswaran, S Spyrakis, G Ghetti, I idris, E 2011-02-07T06:22:44Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 2010, 4 (3), pp. 32 - 35
dc.identifier.issn 1934-8932
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Rainwater tanks have been an integral part of the Australian landscape given the vital role these tanks have played over the years in rural Australia. In the past Local government and Water Authorities actively discouraged the use of rainwater tanks and informing citizens that they were illegal and dangerous. Kogarah Council within the Sydney metropolitan area is a proactive Council, and became the first council in Sydney to adopt Total Water Cycle Management (TWCM) principles into its Sustainability Management Plan, integrating these principles into on-ground projects at a catchment level in a planned and strategic approach. Among it priority projects was the Rainwater Tanks in Schools. This paper outlines how this project assisted all 22 schools in the Kogarah LGA (The Local Government Association) to increase the efficiency of water use and install rainwater tanks to reduce potable water use in toilet flushing and irrigating school gardens. The rainwater harvesting reduced the amount of drinking water used for toilet flushing and/or irrigation. The rainwater tanks also act as a visual reminder to conserve water for the students. The project has equipped the next generation with the necessary tools to make informed decisions and undertake actions that will move towards achieving sustainability.
dc.publisher David Publishing Company
dc.title Applied Rainwater Harvesting Education: An Australian Case Study
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation United States en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 32 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 35 en_US FEIT.School of Elec, Mech and Mechatronic Systems en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 090410 Water Treatment Processes
dc.for 090509 Water Resources Engineering
dc.for 090508 Water Quality Engineering
dc.personcode 900451
dc.personcode 920569
dc.personcode 999169
dc.percentage 34 en_US Water Treatment Processes en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Rainwater tanks, education, total water cycle management en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology/School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Technology in Wastewater Treatment
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (ID: 334)

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