October 5, 2007

Book Review - Design for Water

Have you ever considered recycling your water?

Design for Water: Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment and Alternate Water Reuse
Heather Kinkade-Levario
TD 353 .K55 2007

Kincade-Levario's book is filled with ideas that use landscape and architectural design principles as well as engineering solutions to make the most of the water that nature provides to us. She briefly explains the principles behind collection of rainwater before detailing both passive and active ways of accomplishing this goal. Most impressive is that half of this book is comprised of examples where rainwater collection systems have been implemented in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal settings for both human and landscape uses. The book is nicely organized, extensively illustrated and well documented for use by novices and experts on this subject alike.