Applied Rainwater Harvesting Education: An Australian Case Study

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Show simple item record Chanan, Amit en_US Kandasamy, Jaya en_US Vigneswaran, Saravanamuth en_US Spyrakis, G en_US Ghetti, Isabelle en_US Idris, Elisa en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2011-02-07T06:22:44Z 2011-02-07T06:22:44Z 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2009004063 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Chanan Amit et al. 2010, 'Applied Rainwater Harvesting Education: An Australian Case Study', David Publishing Company, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 32-35. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1934-8932 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher David Publishing Company en_US
dc.title Applied Rainwater Harvesting Education: An Australian Case Study en_US
dc.parent Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering en_US
dc.journal.volume 4 en_US
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 en_US
dc.personcode 999169 en_US
dc.personcode 920569 en_US
dc.personcode 900451 en_US
dc.personcode 0000061216 en_US
dc.personcode 0000034792 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046725 en_US
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

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