Water Harvesting Resources
These water harvesting resources are organized into three categories: Demonstration Sites, Online Resources, and Workshops.
|Online Resource||Bureau of Reclamation, others||Downscaled CMIP3 and CMIP5 Climate and Hydrology Projections||
This archive contains fine spatial resolution translations of climate projections over the contiguous United States developed using two downscaling techniques (monthly BCSD and daily BCCA), and hydrologic projections over the western U.S. (roughly the western U.S.) corresponding to the monthly BCSD climate projections. The archive is meant to provide access to climate and hydrologic projections at spatial and temporal scales relevant to some of the watershed and basin-scale decisions faced by water and natural resource managers and planners dealing with climate change.
|Online Resource||University of Arizona||Arid Lands learning module||
Lots of very helpful information but a little slow to get through; users must set up an account to access information
|Online Resource||City of Tucson||SmartScape Professional Certification||
Tucson Water, in partnership with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service, sponsors the Pima County SmartScape Program. SmartScape promotes best management practices based on Xeriscape principles for creating and maintaining healthy, water-efficient landscapes. This increases irrigation efficiency in the residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial water user classes. Efficient water use in the landscape creates savings in water, maintenance, energy, and dollars
|Online Resource||Ferrocement Water Tanks||
Information on ferrocement water tanks, including basic instructions on how to build one
|Online Resource||EPA||Reducing Urban Heat Islands: Compendium of Strategies||
This compendium of strategies provides an overview of heat islands, how they form, and their impacts, and describes key urban heat island reduction strategies in depth. It also describes voluntary and policy efforts undertaken by state and local governments to mitigate urban heat islands.
|Online Resource||University of Arizona||UA Environment and Sustainability Portal||
University of Arizona Environment and Sustainability portal's section dedicated to water resources research on campus
|Online Resource||Pima County Cooperative Extension (University of Arizona)||Pima County SmartScape Program||
The University of Arizona/Pima County Cooperative Extension SmartScape Program is a free landscape water conservation and education program that provides workshops, seminars, and field instruction specifically designed for Green Industry professionals and residential water users in the Tucson area. The program goal is to promote efficient water use in the landscape which in turn has the ptotential to create savings in water, cost, maintenance, and energy
|Online Resource||Give Water a Hand action guide||
Could be adapted for rainwater harvesting (for middle-school aged children)
|Online Resource||Pima Association of Governments||Watershed Pocket Guide||
This new guide, which folds up to fit in your pocket, illustrates a comprehensive approach to understanding and protecting our watershed. The graphic on the front provides a practical guide to stormwater pollution prevention and explains how water can pick up pollution as it flows to the fragile desert waterways. This map on the flip side provides a 3D birds-eye view of our region to help the reader get to know, explore, understand the water system and to reduce our human impact within the watershed.