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10th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater International 2001"
Mannheim, Germany - September 2001

Section 4: Rainwater Catchment in Agriculture

Paper 4.20

Forgotten Rain, Rediscovering Rainwater Harvesting in Arizona

Heather Kinkade-Levario
ASLA
email: hklevario@presnellgroup.com

Abstract

This poster uses tables, pie charts, and photographs to depict Arizona's current water availability and the extreme detrimental environmental conditions created by current groundwater overdrafts. The poster provides historic Native American rainwater harvesting practices and current efforts to reinstate passive and active rainwater harvesting practices. Collected rainwater is offered as an alternate water source to the municipal supplies currently usurped for potable and non-potable uses in an effort to reduce groundwater withdrawal. Arizona's examples of residential, commercial, and research facilities are shown along with municipal pamphlets prepared to educate the general public about low water use opportunities. The back drop of the poster is the stately saguaro cactus, Arizona's and the Sonoran Desert's signature plant.

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