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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands, Volume 1 picked as a Southwest Book of the Year

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands, Volume 1 was selected as one of the picks in the Pima County Public Library 2006 Southwest Books of the Year Awards. Of the book, panelists Sharon Gilbert and Paul Huddy say:

Falling groundwater tables and rising water bills remind us that it was not long ago that the Southwest was described as an arid wasteland. Rainwater harvesting, restoring native habitat, permaculture, xeriscape, and outdoor living spaces reconnect us with our natural environment and enrich our lives in special ways. Written by a hands-on pioneer and expert in the field, this easy-to-understand, how-to manual shows simple, low-cost ways we can significantly increase the quantity and quality of our water supply, fit in better with the southwestern environment, and shift to a more sustainable way of living. The first of three comprehensive volumes, it is packed with well-proven, practical information suitable for everyone from homeowners, to builders, to public policy makers. It is a major contribution to the effort to address one of the key issues impacting the future of the Southwest.

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