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9th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater Catchment: An Answer to the Water Scarcity of the Next Millennium."
Petrolina, Brazil - July 1999

Section 4: Technology of Rainwater Catchment Systems

Paper 4.8

Development of Rooftop Rainwater Catchment System Design Criteria for Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia

Dr. Leroy F. Heitz, Dr. Yu Si Fok & Dr Henry Smith
Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific
University of Guam


This paper reports on the results of the University of Guam component of a three University cooperative research study funded by the US. Geological Survey Water Institute Program. The results of the University of the Virgin Islands and the University of Hawaii components will be reported in other papers contained in these proceedings. All three projects concentrated on problems encountered with rainwater catchment systems (RWCS) implementation in each island region.

The purpose of the University of Guam project was to develop and disseminate criteria to be used in the design of new or refurbishing of existing individual water supply systems for various islands in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia. The end product was a set of design curves and tables for sizing RWCS so that these systems can provide a continuous water supply even during the harsh drought conditions that affect this part of the world.

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