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Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building and Using Greywater Systems by Art Ludwig

 

Create an Oasis describes how to quickly and easily choose, build, and use a simple greywater system. Some can be completed in an afternoon for under $30. It also provides complete instructions for more complex installations, how to deal with freezing, flooding, drought, failing septics, low perk soil, non-industrialized world conditions, coordinating a team of professionals to get optimum results on high-end projects, and "radical plumbing" that uses 90% less resources.

 

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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and beyond by Brad Lancaster

 

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape is the first volume of three-volume guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. This book enables you to assess your on-site resources, gives you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empowers you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional water-harvesting plan specific to your site and needs. Volume 1 helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self-reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat. Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite you to do the same!

 

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Waterscapes: Planning, Building and Designing with Water by Herbert Dreiseitl (Editor) , Dieter Grau (Editor) , Karl H.C. Ludwig (Editor)

After decades of being banished from residential areas, water is now becoming an increasingly significant feature in urban design. Whether it is the use of rainwater or the integration of natural water courses into the built environment, the incorporation of water elements in urban areas for climatic purposes or the creation of oases of tranquility or drama such as pools or fountains - all these issues are not only encountering renewed interest among professionals, but they are also meeting with appreciation from the general public. Here the aspects of water as an architectural element are considered, with specialists examining its artistic potential, its use outdoors, or its role in environmental technology. 33 international projects are documented, amongst them the water management for Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, the landscaping in Harlemville, near New York, the water feature in Townsquare Kogorah, Sydney, the roof terrace for Chicago City Hall, and the landscape planning for the Solar City near Linz.

 

 

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