Water Harvesting Resources
These water harvesting resources are organized into three categories: Demonstration Sites, Online Resources, and Workshops.
|Online Resource||University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences||Stormwater in Arizona||
Activity book for kids with small but good section on rainwater harvesting
|Online Resource||Western Regional Climate Center||Western States Climate Information||
Current and historical climate information for monitoring sites in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming
|Online Resource||Rainwater Harvesting||
Storage / Supplemental use calculator
|Online Resource||Tree People (CA)||How to Capture Rainwater||
Good general info on several different active and passive ways to harvest rainwater; based in L.A.; nice, interactive website
|Online Resource||American Rivers||America's Most Endangered Rivers 2013||
The Colorado River tops the 2013 edition of American River's annual report on the country's most endangered rivers.
|Online Resource||University of Arizona Extension||Water Wise, Cochise County||
Informative webpage, especially for beginners wanting a small system; lots of helpful links, including local suppliers; tip to utilize privacy walls to assist with rainwater harvesting; links to very helpful brochures documenting how to build a rainwater harvesting system with 55-gallon barrels or with a 170-gallon stock tank
|Online Resource||Texas||The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting||
Easy to read, yet very detailed; lots of info on different types of storage systems; extensive info on treating rainwater for potable use; helpful charts at the ends of sections to summarize foregoing content; some parts are Texas- or Austin-specific (i.e. rainfall patterns and amounts); handy section detailing costs of various components; does not provide any specific how-to instructions
|Online Resource||EPA||EPA Online Training in Watershed Management||
This website offers a variety of self-paced training modules that represent a basic and broad introduction to the watershed management field.
|Online Resource||University of Arizona Extension||A Guide: Rain Barrel Water Harvesting||
Nice brief brochure dedicated to rain barrels only; very good for small-scale beginners