The call for an invitation to write chapter or case study contributions to an edited book on Rainwater harvesting for the 21st century to be published by CRC/Taylor and Francis (in principle) has been announced.
Rainwater harvesting is gaining much interest as both an alternative source of water and for its potential to be an important climate change adaptation measure, although large-scale adoption remains challenging in many parts of the world. The harvesting and storage of rainwater for future use is not new and has existed since antiquity, and before mains supply became the norm, rainwater was widely collected and used for everyday use. In many parts of the world, rainwater is still the main or an important supplementary source of water supply, particularly in areas where centralized piped systems are uneconomical due to low population density and/or have an unreliable or poor quality of groundwater supplies.
The book is intended to be a rigorous transdisciplinary practical guide for a broad audience of practitioners, NGOs, students, academics, policy makers, regulators, urban planners, architects, building managers, etc. interested in the many opportunities that RWH systems can provide, including water security, food security, flood management, and climate change adaptation. It will comprehensively cover the state of the art in RWH with practical examples and case studies of cutting-edge research and innovation in the design, operation, and maintenance of RHW systems from both academics and practitioners.
The book will be structured in three main parts:
- Research, innovation, and state-of-the-art on RWH
- RWH in practice (research and experiences from a range of disciplines and perspectives, including arts and humanities, social sciences, applications, etc.)
- A blueprint for the future with a focus on strategies at different scales/ contexts, addressing inequalities, new perspectives, etc.
The aim is to include contributions of maximum 20 pages from the most significant researchers and practitioners in this field. At this stage, please submit a title, a brief abstract, and keywords. The deadline for abstract submission is 31st January 2022. Outcomes will be notified by 31 March 2022.
Further details on format and contents will be provided in due course.