The Water-Wise Home

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

Author: Laura Allen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

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Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 685

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:

Category: Social Science

Page: 467

View: 661

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

Publisher: Timber Press

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Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 653

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:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

View: 312

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.

Urban Homesteading

Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living

Author: Rachel Kaplan

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 292

View: 843

Teaches self-reliance, sustainability, and green living in urban areas, from growing food with limited space and making solar cookers to raising chickens.

Living in the Environment

Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Environmental policy.

Page: 758

View: 370

Miller's LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT is the book that defined the Environmental Science course. This significantly revised Twelfth edition incorporates the most talked-about and notable developments today, reflecting major shifts in environmental education and environmental policy.

Earthword

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Human ecology

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Environmental science

sustaining the earth

Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 465

View: 572