Large Scale Rainwater Harvesting Down Under - Wasser spiegel
It may seem strange to think of rainwater harvesting and Australia, supposedly the driest continent on earth. Yet, the country can look back on a long tradition of rainwater utilisation. Strangely this is more so inland with less than 500mm of annual rainfall, where it was often the only source of water. In contrast, in some of the heavily inhabited coastal regions where most Australians live, until a few years ago rainwater harvesting was even forbidden! This is despite that coastal strip enjoying plenty of rain with 900 to 1,200mm per annum. So much for the driest continent.
07 Oct 2008
In the News
Smart meters, smarter savings Implementing one clever little device is helping a handful of Australia's major corporates, including Woolworths, get wise about water use. By Richard Collins.
11 Jan 2008
In the News
NY times - A Drought-Stricken Land Offers Help With Water
PARIS - After more than a decade of failed rains, the Murray-Darling river system in the southeast of Australia - the catchment basin for roughly one-seventh of the country - dries up before it reaches the sea.
10 May 2006