Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster

Water-Harvesting Image Gallery

Assortment of water-harvesting images

Examples of water-harvesting concepts, earthworks, and cisterns

Water-harvesting traffic calming

Examples of traffic-calming strategies within roadways. These techniques double as water-harvesting strategies.

Water-harvesting parking

Examples of water harvesting within, beside, or in place of parking lots, parking garages, and driveways

Harvesting street runoff

Examples of water harvesting along streets and sidewalks

Daylighting Buried Waterways and Their Watersheds: Showing the Flow

Examples of "daylighting," or exposing once-buried waterways. See "Daylighting: New Life for Buried Streams" for more information.

Greywater Harvesting Image Gallery

Greywater Harvesting Image Gallery

Lancaster residence

Water harvesting examples at Lancaster residence and surrounding public right-of-way. Tucson, Arizona.

Water Harvesting From Dirt Roads

Poorly drained dirt roads that are a problem, and water-harvesting dirt roads that are a solution. For more info see "Water Harvesting from Low-Standard Rural Roads" by Bill Zydeek. Available for free download at www.QuiviraCoalition.org

Contemporary Water-Harvesting Art

Show and celebrate the flow — examples of water-harvesting art. If you have your own photos of water-harvesting art to share, email them to us (admin@harvestingrainwater.com) with basic info on the location, artist, and any contextual description.

Ancient Water-Harvesting Art

There is a tradition of harvesting rainwater in all human-inhabited drylands of the world where it rains, as well as a great many wet areas having dry seasons. I've been very lucky to have been able to travel to, and learn from, some of them. I hope you'll enjoy their beauty and the incredible quality of work!

Rainhead screens

Some different styles of rainhead screens. These screens serve to deflect larger debris from entering water tanks.

Drops in a Bucket Blog

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    February 28, 2022 - March 12, 2022

Umbrella Newsletter

The Umbrella: Summer 2020

THE UMBRELLA: A catch-all of resources, events, media, and more from Brad Lancaster In this time of Covid-19 and spending more time at home to be safe, I’ve been grateful for the solace, inspiration, and bountiful sustenance my water-harvesting gardens, landscape, and neighborhood forest has provided me, my family, friends, and neighbors. Record summer heat […]

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