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7th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater Utilization for the World's People"
Beijing , China - June, 1995

Abstracts (PDF 350kb)

Preface

Topics

1. Comprehensive Study 7. Rainwater Utilization in Urban Areas
2. Socio-Economic Concern 8. Women Activities in Rainwater Use
3. Ecologic and Environmental Aspects 9. Rainwater Quality and its Protection
4. National or Regional Experiences 10. Techniques and Designing
5. Domestic Sector 11. Methodology and Modeling
6. Agricultural Sector  

1. Comprehensive Study

The Role of RWCS in 21st Century Water Management
Yu-Si Fok
PDF of full document (4pp, 150kb)
Rainwater Catchment Systems Context
Changming Liu and Haisheng Mou
PDF of full document (13pp, 660kb)
Rainwater Catchment and Utilization in the arid and Semi-Arid area in Gansu, China
Qiang Zhu and Fuxue Wu
PDF of full document (10pp, 270kb)
Why Not Harvest Rain?
J.E. Chagomelana
PDF of full document (3pp, 190kb)
Rainfall and Its Utilization in the Central Arid Region of Gansu Province
Xiaohu Gong
PDF of full document (9pp, 270kb)
Weather Modification as a Water Resource Shortage Solution in Heilongjiang: Possibility and Applicability
Ying Jin
PDF of full document (11pp, 250kb)

Construction of Plain Drainage System for a Good Use of Rainwater
Baohong Lu, Kailin Wang and Kejian Cai
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Technical Development of Rainwater Catchment Systems
Isao Minami
PDF of full document (5pp, 84kb)

2. Socio-Economic Concern

Socio-Economic Aspects of Rainwater Catchment Systems Utilization: The Developing World Perspective
Datius G. Rutashobya

 PDF of full document (9pp, 580kb)
Flood Migration and Water Harvesting: Benefits from Rainwater Utilization
Ching-Ruey Luo and Yih-Zeng Ju

PDF of full document (7pp, 93kb)
Indigenous Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Sri Lanka: Current Status and an Eco-System Approach to Revitalization
C.M. Wijayaratna and A.S. Widanapathirana

PDF of full document (16pp, 760kb)
The Coordinate Growth Between the Development of Water Resources and Social Economics in Dalian
Weixin Luan

PDF of full document (7pp, 510kb)
Community Involvement in the Construction of Ferrocement Rainwater Tanks V The Case of Maswa District
E.J. Chaggu

PDF of full document (11pp, 580kb)
An Analysis on the Effects of Building the Ponds for Gathering Rainfall on the Upper Reaches of the Hualihe River
Hua Guan, Bingdong Zhao and Zhaoli Shi

PDF of full document (8pp, 430kb)

The Present Status and Future Prospects of Rainwater Catchment Systems in Taiwan
S.C. Chu, K.F. Andrew Lo and C.H. Liaw

PDF of full document (9pp, 360kb)

Rainwater Harvesting Project for Bounavista
Lakshman Welikala

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Analysis of Economic Benefit Generated Due to Groundwater Recharge by Rainwater Interception in North China
Zhenyuan Yan

PDF of full document (9pp, 500kb)
Community Participation in Water Harvesting Experiences and Lessons from Homabay District Nyanza Province, Kenya
Johnson Akoko Ouko

PDF of full document (8pp, 160kb)
Rational Exploitation of Water Resource in Heilongjiong Province
Guilan Zhang and Xuqiang Zhang
 
PDF of full document (9pp, 280kb)

3. Ecologic and Environmental Aspects

Effect of Rainwater Reuse on Ecological Environment in Shiyang River Catchment
Jiong-lin Shi
 PDF of full document (7pp, 220kb)
Technological Development, Rainwater Utilization, Ecological Changes and Environmental Degradation in the Drylands of East Africa
J.P. Msangi

PDF of full document (12pp, 280kb)
Environmental Issues in Rain Water Catchment System
S.H.C. de Silva

PDF of full document (6pp,120kb)
Endfield research on Rainfall Utilization for Water and Soil Conservation at Soil and Water Loss Region in Zhalantun, China
Minghai Mao

PDF of full document (10pp, 230kb)
Fog Drip in California and Its Implications for Cisterns
Robert J. Kourik

PDF of full document (15pp, 300kb)
Environmental Contributions of Some Tradition Techniques
Nirmal Sengupta

PDF of full document (10pp, 310kb)

Studies on the Changing Tilting Angle of Solar Array in Rainwater Utilization System
Mitsuo Ide, Kouichi Takeyama, Akira Higuchi, Kenzo Ohar and Hikaru Tsutsui

PDF of full document (10pp, 180kb)

Building Rainwater Harvesting System to Protect Environment and Develop Production in Helan Mountain
Weinong Liu
PDF of full document (5pp, 170kb)
Relationship Among Acid Precipitation and Meteorological Factors
Xirong Wang, Deqing Zheng and Hongxing Wang
PDF of full document (6pp, 91kb)
Impact of Environmental Changes in Rainfall Pattern and Aridity in Eastern Sudan
Shamsul Haque Alvi and Nadir Ahmed Elagib
PDF of full document (16pp, 330kb)
Preliminary Analysis of the Use of the Rainwater in Heibei Province
Fenglan Yu   

PDF of full document (9pp, 200kb)

4. National or Regional Experiences

Rainwater Utilization in Semi-Arid Hilly Region of North China V A Case Study from Yuanshi County of Hebei Province
Jingtang Wu and Haisheng Mou
 PDF of full document (12pp, 440kb)
Rainwater Catchment Systems in Texas
J.Hari Krishna
 PDF of full document (5pp, 120kb)
Research on the Current Situation and Strategy for Development of Rainwater Utilization in Jiaodong Peninsula
Chenguang Jiang and Chunqiao Yuan
 PDF of full document (8pp, 260kb)
An Overlook to the Development and Use of Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Iran
Jamal Ghoddousi
 PDF of full document (11pp, 290kb)
Rainfall Utilization in the Islands of Haizhou Bay
Haitang Liang
PDF of full document (7pp, 160kb)
Development in Rainwater Catchment Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa
John E. Gould

PDF of full document (12pp, 350kb)
Indigenous Irrigation Systems and Resource Mobilization for Utilizing Rain Water: A Lesson from the Hills of Nepal
K.R. Adhikari
PDF of full document (16pp, 570kb)
Water Available in the Karstic Reef Limestone Area
Sunjoto Sun

PDF of full document (5pp, 140kb)
The Present Utility of Rainfall in South Part of Ningxia and the Prospect for Development
Junling Yu

PDF of full document (5pp, 150kb)

Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Techniques from Bangladesh
Abutaher Md. Ziauddin
PDF of full document (12pp, 190kb)

Explosion and Utilization of Rainwater Resources on Arid Area in Gansu Province
Yuan Tian and Yongxin Su
PDF of full document (6pp, 170kb)
Development on Rain-Fed agriculture of Delta of Wide Area in Asia
Isao Minami, Ichiro Kita, Nobuo Kanamori Chizuko Fukami and Vuong Back Tuyet
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Current State of Rainwater Utilization in Terracing Agriculture and Its Development in Gansu, China
Baosu Zheng
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Research of Flood Rainwater Utilization in Beijing Municipality
Shibo Hui

PDF of full document (10pp, 310kb)

5. Domestic Sector

Courtyard Model of Catchment and Storage Water in the Arid Areas
Xijin Yang, Singyou Zhang and Huairong Wu
 PDF of full document (9pp, 220kb)
The Catchment and Utilization of Yard Rainwater in Zhuanyaogou Valley
Hongjian Li and Si Liang
 PDF of full document (5pp, 140kb)
Rainfall Collection to Develop Courtyard Economy
Wenyuan Wang, Luhua Yang and Lianying Zhao
 PDF of full document (4pp, 120kb)
Improved Roof Rainwater Harvesting in Primary Schools
Niemi Tapio
PDF of full document (15pp, 530kb)
The Rain Water Harvesting System and the Development of Courtyard Economy
Wanjun Zhang and Yonghui Yang

PDF of full document (7pp, 180kb)
Water Cellar: Safe, Convenient and Cost-Effective
Chaoyang Zhang, Maohang Ge, Wei Song and Yongsheng Wang
PDF of full document (8pp, 110kb)
Rainwater Harvesting for Buonavista Galle: Sri Lanka by the Church of Ceylon Board of Women's Work and the Archdeacon of Galle
Jessica Alles

PDF of full document (6pp, 150kb)
Rainwater Use in Livestock Farming and Gardening
Daulat Hussain

PDF of full document (9pp, 200kb)

Building Pond for Harvesting Hillside Rainwater: An Effective Solution to the Problem of Drinking Water Supply
Kuisheng Tang, Fuying Liu and Shiqing Tan
PDF of full document (11pp, 190kb)

Roof Rainwater Harvesting System in changdao County and Analysis on Its Ecological Benefits
Fuwen Sun, Qiyun Zhou and Yulu Liu
PDF of full document (9pp, 210kb)

6. Agricultural Sector

Cisterns for Rural Low Income Communities in Northeast Brazil
Johann Gnadlinger
 PDF of full document (10pp, 350kb)
Perspective of Rain-Fed Agriculture's Development in Guantao County
Zhongsheng Zhou, Xingi Li and Yuanliang Lang
 PDF of full document (10pp, 380kb)
Comprehensive Utilization and Administration of Water Resources of Zhang-Fu-He Irrigation Area
Haisen Zhao
 PDF of full document (5pp, 210kb)
The Effect on Rainfall Catchment and Use of Sowing in Furrow PDF of full document (Sif) on Rain-Fed Crop
Yi Liu and Dabin Qian
PDF of full document (3pp, 100kb)
Agriculture Rainwater Catchment systems in Mudstone Areas of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
S.C. Chu, C.H. Liaw and W.L. Houng

PDF of full document (11pp, 270kb)
The Repetitive Irrigation Systems Used in Ouchi, Ishekawa Prefecture, Japan
Kunihiko Kitamura and Ichiro Kita
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High-Density Fish-Farming Using Warm Water Discharged from Power Plant - Discussion on Rain Water Reuse
Xiaozhi Shao and Hua Shao

PDF of full document (3pp, 3100kb)
Soil Water Conservation Practices and Their Research Advances in Northern China
Jianru Cao and Guansheng Zhang

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The Way to Improve Water Use Efficiency on Rainfed Area
Youzeng Wang and Fengrui Chen
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Using the Rain Water Resource to Promote the Development of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
Junmin Zhang and Huaibing Yuan
PDF of full document (5pp, 190kb)
Impact of Wheat Straw Mulch on Utilization of Rain and Snow Resources in Arid Land of China
Liuyun Pei
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Researches on Rain Conservation Measure for Unirrigated Date Trees
Qinghe Wang
PDF of full document (5pp, 180kb)
Countermeasures of Development of Rainfed Agriculture in Hilly Area of Qinghai Province
Xueliang Yang
PDF of full document (5pp, 210kb)
The Development of Rainwater Catchment System for Paddy Irrigation in the Muda Irrigation Scheme, Malaysia: A Case Study of In-Site Rainwater Harvesting
Uzir Adbul Malik and Sardar Ali
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Increasing the Rainfall Effective Utilization Ratio by Making Full Use of Forecasts on Meteorology and Soil Moisture Content
Luhua Yang and Wenyuan Wang
PDF of full document (5pp, 180kb)
The Exploitation of Rainfed Agricultural Region
Zitai Zhang and Songniang Guo
PDF of full document (4pp, 150kb)
Practices on the Rain-Fed Land Agricultural Deveopment in Heilonggang Area of Hebei Province
Shengli Qu
PDF of full document (4pp, 180kb)
A New Technology for the Effective Utilization of Rain in Agriculture
Jiujian Chi, Shuxiang Yan and Heyu Zhao
PDF of full document (10pp, 310kb)
Studies on the Optimal Development of Paddy Field in Songhuajiang Prefecture, Heilongjiang
Hengshi Li, Yuping Lan, Xudong Liu, Yudong Ren and Mingcai Qu
PDF of full document (3pp, 130kb)
Spatial Characteristic and Related Techniques of Rainwater Utilization for Dry Land Wheat
Xuetang Zhao
PDF of full document (10pp, 310kb)
'Bao Lou' Irrigation of Paddy Field to Promote, Rainwater Use Efficiency
Yongqing Yi
PDF of full document (6pp, 220kb)
The Transformation of Inferior Soil by Rain Water
K.Xiangqin Xiao
PDF of full document (10pp, 370kb)

7. Rainwater Utilization in Urban Areas

Integrated Water Management for Urban Areas
Wolfgang F. Geiger
 PDF of full document (21pp, 890kb)
Studies on Rainfall Runoff Utilization in Urban Area in Beijing
Yuqi Chong, Weihua Zhang and Wei Duan
 PDF of full document (7pp, 280kb)

Studies on Making Use of Rain Water in City Afforestation
Songnian Guo and Zitai Zhang
PDF of full document (3pp, 120kb)

Onsite Storage of Stormwater Runoff for Flood Control
Michael Boyd
PDF of full document (9pp, 370kb)

A Report of a Rainwater Catchment System in Golf Driving Range
Kevin Chiow Teck Lin

PDF of full document (5pp, 110kb)
Rainwater Utilization and Spring Conservation in Jinan
Hongnuan Han and Huibo Zhuang
PDF of full document (5pp, 180kb)
A Total Approach Towards the Design of RWCS in Airports Subjected to Tidal Effects
A. Appan, T. Jeyaprakasham and S. Punithan
PDF of full document (10pp, 280kb)
Strategic Options for Rainwater Harvesting Activities in Sub-Sahara Africa
G.K. Bambrah and F.O. Otieno

PDF of full document (7pp, 280kb)

8. Women Activities in Rainwater Use

Women Issues in Rainwater Collection Projects
Jessica Calfoforo Salas
PDF of full document (6pp, 190kb)

Present Situation and Potential Development of Women¦s Role in Rainfed Farming: A Rural Survey in Hebei Lowland Plain
Jingmin Ma, Zhihong Li, Kejiang Li and Shengli Qu
PDF of full document (4pp, 170kb)

Role of Women in Water and Sanitation Development
John M. Erskine

PDF of full document (10pp, 440kb)
The Role of Women in Roof Catchment Tank Prokjects in the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya
Tarcisius G. Kingori
PDF of full document (5pp, 140kb)
A Strategy to Introduce Rainwater Collection Among the Urban Low Income Settlements of Bangladesh
Salma A. Shafi
PDF of full document (5pp, 170kb)
Investigated Report on the Rainwater Convergency Techniques in Central Hunan of China
Tiebing Jiang, Jiuru Tang, Ling Kang and Jinjiang Yu

PDF of full document (5pp, 160kb)

9. Rainwater Quality and its Protection

The Water Quality Problem of Rainwater Utilization in the Arid Region of Northwest China
Xijing Yang, Hong Zhu and Xingyou Zhang
PDF of full document (14pp, 440kb)

Rainwater Catchment System in Central Region of Benin (West Africa), Water pollution and Environment Safeguard
Christophe Segbe Houssou
 PDF of full document (12pp, 240kb)
Fluctuation of the Quality of Container-Stored Rainwater During Storage
Ichiro Kita and Kunihiko Kitamura
 PDF of full document (6pp, 160kb)
Potabilization of Rainwater
Otto F. Joklik
 PDF of full document (15pp, 430kb)
A Solar Powered UV System to disinfect Cistern Waters
Roger Fujioka, Geeta Rijal and Bo Ling
 PDF of full document (10pp, 390kb)
A Homeowners Test for Baxteria in Cistern Waters
Geeta Rijal and Roger Fujioka
 PDF of full document (7pp, 270kb)

Rainwater Roof Catchment Systems for Domestic Water Supply in South of West Bank
Adu-Sharekh
PDF of full document (12pp, 390kb)

Cisterns Water Quality in South of West Bank
Adu-Sharekh and Y.M. Subuh

PDF of full document (14pp, 440kb)
Water Quality Issues in Rainwater Cistern System in Some South East Asian Countries
Adhityan Appan
PDF of full document (11pp, 420kb)
Prospect of Rainwater Catchment in Bangladesh and Its Utilization
Amin Uddin Ahmad
PDF of full document (8pp, 230kb)
Rates and Chemical Analysis of Occult Precipitation
V. Elias and M. Tesar

PDF of full document (10pp, 370kb)

A Preliminary Study of Pellet-Type Purifier
Yongsheng Wang, Peihong Li, Dakao Yan and Kefeng Zhang

PDF of full document (8pp, 220kb)

Catchment Water to Public Health Standards
H.E. Finch

PDF of full document (3pp, 67kb)

10. Techniques and Designing

The Field Testing of a Rainwater Collector
Alan Fewkes
PDF of full document (10pp, 290kb)

Study on the Roof Water Collection Project Improvement Measurement
Guangen Han, Jianmin Cai and Xiuyun Li
 PDF of full document (8pp, 180kb)
Experimental Researches on Utilization Rainfall to Recharge Underground Water at Yanzhou County, Shandong Province
Shoumin Wang and Yi Wang
 PDF of full document (9pp, 310kb)
Use of Porous Pavements for Water Storage
C.J. Pratt
 PDF of full document (10pp, 350kb)
Rain Water Cistern Systems: A Regional Approach to Cistern Sizing in Nova Scotia
R.S. Scott, J.D. Mooers ad D.H. Waller
 PDF of full document (11pp, 510kb)
Performance of an Instrumented Roof Catchment System in Botswana
A. Gieske, J.E. Gould and F.T.K. Sefe
 PDF of full document (11pp, 370kb)

Simple Model for Rain Harvesting Systems Designing
Jure Margeta
PDF of full document (10pp, 320kb)

Design Strategies for Rainwater Collectors
Kwong Fai Andrew Lo

PDF of full document (12pp, 370kb)
Sand Buried Membrane Technique for Rainwater Harvesting in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands
R.K. Muni
PDF of full document (6pp, 140kb)
Research of Roof Rainwater Collection for Drinking in Coastal Area
Xiukun Yang and Guilan Li
PDF of full document (6pp, 130kb)
Improving a Kind of Water Harvesting System in Northeast Iran
Ali Akbar Abbassi

PDF of full document (7pp, 110kb)
Guttering: Barrier to the Effectiveness of Rainwater Catchment Systems in Developing Countries
James Mwami

PDF of full document (7pp, 250kb)
Experiment Study of Storm-Water Drainage Pipes of Infiltration Type
Wenyuan Wang and Guixia Ji

PDF of full document (5pp, 120kb)
Rainwater Utilization in Izumo Dome and Some Reformations for Automatic Rainwater Catchment System
Kouichi Takeyama and Isao Minami

In progress,
Analysis of Planning, Design and Construction of Rainwater Utilization Pattern and Effect in Hula Mountain Grassland of Xinjiang
Xiankun Han

In progress

11. Methodology and Modeling

Rainfall Intensity and Rainwater Catchment
Richard J. Heggen
PDF of full document (5pp, 120kb)

A Model for System Making Use of Rain Arid Area
Zhingquan Chen, Puxing Liu, Zhendong Zhang and Hong Chang
 PDF of full document (4pp, 97kb)
Spatially Varied Flow Over a Side Weir in a Rectangular Channel
P.W. France
 PDF of full document (8pp, 190kb)
Characteristics and Design Criteria of Gutter Snipe
Ching-Ruey Luo
 PDF of full document (12pp, 220kb)
Analysis of Rainfall as a Design Parameter for Rainwater Catchment Systems
S.N. Ngigi
  PDF of full document (11pp, 350kb)
Effective Rainwater Model for Upland Crop Irrigation
Charles C.C. Shih
 PDF of full document (14pp, 350kb)

A Preliminary Research on Alfalfa Water Consumption and Rainfall Utilization
Xinyuan Wang, Yanfeng Yin, Xiying Zhang and Xuesen Mao
PDF of full document (5pp, 130kb)


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