Communal rainwater harvesting: monitoring and validation

Cook, S. and Chong, M. and Sharma, A. and Gardner, T. and Chowdhury, R. (2010) Communal rainwater harvesting: monitoring and validation. In: Science Forum and Stakeholder Engagement: Building Linkages, Collaboration and Science Quality, 28-29 Sept 2010, Brisbane, Australia.


Decentralised water sources are an important part of the strategy to secure urban water services for South East Queensland (SEQ) by reducing pressure on grid water supply. This paper details a study into the feasibility of communal rainwater tanks in achieving the mandatory water saving targets, and what are the energy use implications for moving to this alternative water source. Two case study developments, with communal rainwater systems, are being monitored and modelled to validate system performance under different operating conditions. The preliminary results from the monitoring show that rainwater systems can be designed to meet significant portion of internal water demand for both residential and commercial buildings.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2010 CSIRO To the extent permitted by law, all rights are reserved and no part of this publication covered by copyright may be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means except with the written permission of CSIRO.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2018 05:45
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 06:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: communal rainwater, decentralised water systems, water-energy nexus, water balance
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960912 Urban and Industrial Water Management

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