1st Edition

Household Reusable Rainwater Technology for Developing and Under-Developed Countries

    216 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Household Reusable Rainwater Technology for Developing and Under-Developed Countries provides insight into household techniques for collecting and treating harvested rainwater safely for both potable and nonpotable uses, as well as practices to improve its quality, with numerous realworld case studies and data. It gives a comprehensive, holistic account on the household scale for both developing and under-developed countries. Improvement mechanisms such as the impacts of first flush, household water treatment techniques, and sedimentation in the harvested water are described in depth together with the advantages and disadvantages of their common practices in developing and under-developed societies. Also discussed is a comprehensive survey illustrating the impact of rainwater sources on the daily life of a carefully selected community from the perspective of its residents.

    The book is ideal for students, researchers, academics, water policy providers, and bodies worldwide such as WHO and DFID.

    1. Introduction.

    2. Literature Review & Existing Rainwater Quality Determination Techniques.

    3. Rainwater Technologies: Equipment and Analysis.

    4. Atmospheric Deposition Impact on Rainwater Quality.

    5. Sedimentation & Rainwater Quality in Storage Tank.

    6. First Flush Impact on Rainwater Quality.

    7. Health Risk Assessment for Potable Use of Rainwater.

    8. Concluding Remarks and Recommendations for Further Work.




    Chukwuemeka Kingsley John is a passionate learner who currently coordinates higher education programme in Department of Construction and Built Environment which includes Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering and Quantity Surveying at Bath College. Chuks held the same position at University Centre Somerset for about six years. His area of speciality is in water, building and environmental studies which includes educational research on building, drinking water quality, supply and hydrodynamics. He is also a certified PRINCE2 manager with the experience of managing and supervising several Civil and Environmental Engineering projects. He is an accomplished and highly motivated scientist with extensive research experience in investigation of water and air quality from different sources in different environment (especially in the developing countries). He has extensive experience in contaminated waste management, Potential Contaminant of Concern (PCOC) and hazardous materials investigations involving various industrial processes. Finally, Chuks is committed to working in environmental related challenges.

    Dr. Jaan H. Pu is an Associate Professor at University of Bradford, UK. His research focuses on modelling and laboratory approaches to represent various water engineering applications which include water quality, rainwater, sediment deposition and erosion, naturally compound riverine flow and vegetated flow. His research outputs have led to several peer-reviewed journal articles (60+), conference proceedings (10+), books (5), and book-chapters (2). Jaan has supervised several PhD, industrial and council-funded projects to investigate river hydrodynamics, sediment transport and water quality challenging applications. He has been appointed as the Associate Editor by Frontiers in Environmental Science (Impact Factor 5.411) and by Frontiers in Built Environment (CiteScore 3.4). He has also Leading/Guest Editing various Special Issues for MDPI Fluids, MDPI Water, Frontiers in Environmental Science and Frontiers in Built Environment. He is also the Visiting Scientist to Tsinghua University, China, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.