Saeid Eslamian and Faezeh Eslamian



Water harvesting is gaining more and more recognition as the sustainable and resilient alternative to other water supply options. It is economically viable, socially compatible and environmentally friendly. Water harvesting has proven to be a robust solution to overcome or reduce water shortages all over the world. To apply this in a sustainable and effective way, it is important to understand exactly where it can be applied to make full use of its potential.

The Handbook of Water Harvesting and Conservation: Case Studies and Application Examples is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and applied casebook on water harvesting and conservation yet published. The editors bring together the many perspectives into a synthesis that is both academically-based and practical in its potential applications.


This Book is Written for

The Handbook of Water Harvesting and Conservation: Case Studies and Application Examples will be an important tool for education, research and technical works in the soil, water and watershed management area, and will be highly useful for drought strategy planning, flood management and adaptation to climate change in all urban, agricultural, forest, rangeland areas.



Part 1

1.Feasibility Study of Rainwater Harvesting Systems
2.Sustainable Water Harvesting and Conservating Using Multiple-criterial Analysis

Part 2
Ancient Water Harvesting and Management

3.Ancient Water Management
4.Fully Coupled Surface-subsurface Hydrological Modelling to Optimize Ancient Water Harvesting Techniques

Part 3
World Evolution of Small-scale Rainwater Harvesting

5.Recent Progress of an Advanced Eco-hydrologic and Biogeochemical Coupling Model to Quantify Biogeochemical cycle in inland Water
6.Combined Agroforestry and Rainwater Harvesting to Reduce Soil Degradation in Mediterranean Zoos
7.Evolotionof Small-scale Rainwater Harvesting in the Hellenic World Through the Millenia

Part 4
Freshwater Conservation, Recharge, and Water Harvesting in Africa

8.Assesment of Freshwater and Conservation in Africa
9.How to Increase Water Harvesting in Africa
10.Water Harvesting Technique as Source of Safe Drinking Water in Roral Areas of Sudan
11.Analysis of Impacts of Rainfall Variability on Rainwater Harvesting Orlu Area, Imo State, Nigeria
12.Tunesian Experiences of Traditional Water Harvesting, Conservation, and Recharge
13.Evaluvation of Traditional Rainwater Harvesting Technique of “Jessour” in Soutern Tunisia, a Case Study on El-jouabit Catchment
14.Water Harvesting Impact Assessment in the Dry Areas of Tunisia: A Review

Part 5
Rainwater Harvesting and Hydro Electric in the Americas

15.Water Harvesting in New Mexico
16.Hydrolic Fracturing and Water Conservation
17.Rainwater Harvesting |Reduction Impact on Hydroelectric Energy in Argentina

Part 6
Asian Water Harvesting and Conservation Examples and Policy Issues

18.Rainwater Conservating Practices in China
19.Examples of Rainwater Harvesting Utilization in China
20.Geospatial Approach to Identify the Suitable Sites for Water Conservation: Indian Context
21.Groundwater Recharge by Water Harvesting Structures in the Semlarld zones
22.Indian Experiences in Water Harvesting Systems
23.Impact Assignment of Integrated Watershed Management in the Micro Watersheds of Sambalpur District, Odisha, India
24.Rainwater Harvesting: The Indian Experience-traditional and Contemporary
25.Irrigation Water Conservation in Saudi Arabia
26.Traditional Water Harvesting in Iran
27.Capacity Estimation of Underground Rainwater Harvesting System Installed in a Volcanic Ash Soil Area

Part 7
Rainwater Harvesting in Europe: Technical, Social, Economic and Political Issues

28.Rainwater Interest in Urban Areas of Europe, the State of Art
29.Social, Economic, and Political Dimensions of Water Harvesting Systems in Germany: Possibility, Prospects and Potential
30.Water Harvesting Case Studies in Germany: Urban and regional Investigations
31.Water Harvesting and conservation in Romania

Print Length

512 pages





Publication Date

13 May 2021



21.6 x 3.39 x 27.9 cm