Volume 1 – Arabic edition
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1:
Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life and Landscape
See bottom of this page for ordering information.
Information in Arabic coming soon.
This book was made possible by a partnership between the U.S. State Department in Amman, Jordan; Jordanian publishing house Al Ahlia Publishing; and Brad Lancaster.
The story of this Arabic edition of Volume 1 began when the U.S. State Department sent Brad Lancaster and David Eisenberg (DCAT) on a very well-received Earth Day-themed speaking and cultural-exchange tour of Jordan and Saudi Arabia in 2009. Brad focused on water issues, water harvesting, and regenerative integrated design. David focused on green, natural, and integrated building, and how to change codes, policy, and practice to forward these approaches.
The trip was an incredible experience, and Brad and David learned an immense amount from their amazing hosts; ancient water-harvesting sites, farms, and cities; and the inspiring people and organizations they visited who are making positive change in related fields throughout the Middle East.
Water harvesting runs deep throughout the history of the entire region, and a resurgence is underway.
The Arabic edition of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, can be purchased from Al-Ahlia Publishing and Distribution’s two book shops in downtown Amman, Jordan, or by contacting the publisher (see below).
Al Ahlia for Publishing & Distribution
King Hussein Street
Phone: +962 (0) 6 4638688
Fax: +962 (0) 6 4657445
Ahmad Abou Touq
Phone: +962 (0) 6 4652489
Originally the Arabic House for Publishing and Distribution founded in 1985, Al Ahlia focuses on the publication of scientific and literary books in the Arab world.