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2nd International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
St Thomas, Virgin Islands - June, 1984

Section A: Findings of the First Conference

Paper A.1

Rainwater Catchment Systems: A Review

Richard D. Heggen
The University of New Mexico


The 1982 International Conference or Rainwater Cistern Systems brought together investigators and practitioners in catchment utilization. This paper reviews the presentations at that conference by topics as follows: Technology (catchment area, storage, costs); Water Quality (biological and physical-chemical); and Design and Analysis (precipitation and demand modeling, and sizing methodology).

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