Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster

Demonstration Sites


(return to top)


Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Condensate is directed to a storage tank from which it is distributed to help irrigate the landscape.

Habitat at the Phoenix Convention Center
Tank storage of condensate


Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (Building B)
Condensate is directed to a storage tank from which it is distributed to help irrigate the landscape. Landscape designed by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects.


College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) building’s landscape, University of Arizona
A wonderful water-harvesting landscape that harvests about 95,000 gallons of condensate a year from the three air conditioners on the building’s roof. Roof runoff and drinking-fountain greywater are also harvested. A must-see in Tucson.


New York

(return to top)


Brooklyn Grange Farm
A one-acre rooftop farm using condensate from roof top air-conditioners as part of their irrigation waters for the farm.

Drops in a Bucket Blog

 »Read all blog posts...

Sign up for the Newsletter

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Umbrella Newsletter

The Umbrella: Winter 2019/2020

THE UMBRELLA: A catch-all of resources, events, media, and more from Brad Lancaster   Rain Planting E-BOOK now available! Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 3rd Edition now available in E-BOOK format Plant the Rain gifts Get holidays gifts that spread the word and practice on how we can make the world a […]

 »Read all newsletters...

Like what this website offers?

Donations are greatly appreciated as they enable us to continuously update this expansive resource and generate new content. Thanks!