International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
Manila , Philipines
- August, 1989
D: Institutional Aspects And Policy Matters
Educating Civil Engineers
About Rain Water Cistern System
University Sains Malaysia
Water supply is a topic covered by all civil engineering curricula. Civil engineers
must know how to plan, design and implement piped water supply to the community.
Rain water cistern system has received little or no attention in most civil engineering
curricula than more technically oriented centralised pipe water supply system.
Especially for developing countries where most of the population still lived
in remote rural areas, rain water is a vital high quality though low volume source
of water supply. Rain water cistern. system may not be the best water supply system
but it definitely is the cheapest and most viable alternative for most undeveloped
and developing countries.
A unique four-year civil engineering curriculum was drafted for Universiti
Sains Malaysia to be offered at the undergraduate degree programme in the 1989-90
academic session. This environmentally inclined curriculum will among other things
emphasise the less sophisticated technologies and rain water collection system
is one of them.
PDF of full document (9pp,
|Note: The IRCSA proceedings
section is still new and under active management, If you find any problems,
ommissions or corrections please contact
the administrator so we can put things right.