Rainwater Harvesting

Harvesting rainwater for saving drinking water has gained enormously in significance as a modern water saving sanitary technique. This can be used for private and public buildings as well as for many industrial areas. Beyond that, rainwater harvesting plays an important role for the rainwater (stormwater) management of housing estates. Due to the storage (retention) and the usage of rainwater the water flowing off housing estates is both reduced and delayed.

Rainwater collection

Video - Rainwater harvesting in Germany – Examples

The presentation of CWC partner FBR helps to understand the system and inspires to manage better this treasure.

Links to external material
Rainwater Management Concepts - Greening buildings, cooling buildings: Planning, Construction, Operation and Maintenance Guidelines (2010). Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing

Institute of Physics in Berlin-Adlershof. Urban Ecological Model Projects. Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing

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