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Homework 2 - Efficient use of available freshwater is of...

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Efficient use of available freshwater is of increasing importance in many parts of the world. For the US this means in particular states in the Western and Southern parts of the country. These regions generally experience less rainfall than other parts of the country and also have higher evaporation rates. With limited water supply and a growing population, wise water use becomes increasingly relevant. Rainwater harvesting is one approach that can be used at different scales for improved water use efficiency. Rainwater harvesting captures diverts and stores rainwater for use at a later point in time. Potentially, rainwater can even be used for drinking, with proper treatment. The easiest way to use stored rainwater is for landscaping. In many communities in states such as Arizona, New Mexico or Texas, 30 to 50 percent of the total water collected in this manner is used for landscape irrigation. If the demand for a limited natural resource can be reduced in this way, everyone benefits. Rainwater harvesting can be used both in large-scale landscapes, such
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2008 for the course C E 361 taught by Professor Reed,patrickmichwalters,geoffrey during the Winter '07 term at Penn State.

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