Kenyan School Designed to End Water Wars

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PITCHAfrica
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First WATERBANK School opens this month near Depatas in Kenya’s Central Highlands

The WATERBANK School, conceived and designed by U.S.-based nonprofit PITCHAfrica, demonstrates the dramatic potential of rainwater harvesting in semi-arid regions and aims to put an end to water wars. Enabling schools to harvest, store and filter water in large quantities as part of a community-integrated approach to rainwater harvesting is a powerful concept, particularly in regions where groundwater and surface water resources are already under stress, said PITCHAfrica’s founder and director, Jane Harrison.

Publication Date: 
November 15, 2012

When It Rains, It Pours

The City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program partnered with S. Groner Associates (SGA) to launch a rainwater harvesting pilot program in 2010. The program’s purpose was to encourage residents in select cities to install rain barrels at their homes to harvest rainwater, which can be recycled to water gardens and landscaping. It used a combination of proven community-based social marketing practices, such as recruiting early adopters to establish the behavior as a social norm.

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Engineering a successful rainwater harvesting program

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Namju Cho is project manager for S. Groner Associates. Cho can be reached at ncho@sga-inc.net or 562.597.0205.

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October 30, 2012
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October 30, 2012
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Going Green in the Park

Located in the Logan Square neighborhood on Chicago’s north side, Haas Park is a testament to the city’s commitment to sustainability through appropriate use of rainwater harvesting.

Haas Park honors Joseph F. Haas (1857-1928), a widely respected public servant. During his 42-year career in public office, he served as a Chicago alderman, secretary of the sanitary district, state senator and more.

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City park implements rainwater harvesting for new fieldhouse

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Jeff Arnold is water treatment manager for Watertronics Inc. Arnold can be reached at jeff.arnold@watertronics.com or 262.337.2567.

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October 9, 2012
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October 9, 2012
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Registration Open for EPA Campus RainWorks Design Challenge Competition

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U.S. EPA
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Registration is open through Oct. 5, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened registration for student teams from colleges and universities across the country to participate in its new design competition, the Campus RainWorks Challenge, through which teams will compete to develop innovative approaches to storm water management.

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September 10, 2012
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Registration Open for EPA Campus RainWorks Design Challenge Competition

Pentair, Watertronics Team Up to Create Awareness for Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting and Reuse

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Market Watch
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Co-marketing agreement aims to educate businesses on how to achieve measurable results in water and energy conservation

As clean water grows increasingly scarce globally, more and more businesses are adopting plans to harvest rainwater locally. Recognizing this need for improved water conservation in both new and existing building projects, Pentair and Watertronics have combined forces to educate architects, consultants and engineering firms on how they can provide innovative rainwater harvesting systems that result in the health of plants, landscaping and in year-round savings through reduced municipal water needs for their clients.

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June 19, 2012
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Pentair, Watertronics Team Up to Create Awareness for Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting and Reuse

$9.7 Million Awarded for Water Stewardship

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Market Watch
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The Coca-Cola Foundation is funding the grants to support its global priority areas

The Coca-Cola Foundation—the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Co.—awarded $26 million to 85 community organizations, including $9.7 million in grants for water stewardship, during the first quarter. The grants support the foundation's global priority areas.

The water stewardship grants will benefit:

Publication Date: 
June 18, 2012

Canadian Towns Selected to Participate in Rain Barrel Study

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Canada Newswire
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Wingham, ON, and Stratford, PE, have been selected to participate in a rain barrel initiative later this year

Following the release of the first rain barrel study by Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and Wingham, ON, the next participating town has been selected. Stratford, PE, with a population of 8,500, will begin the rain barrel initiative later this year.

The goal of the study is to measure how the collective use of rain barrels can help reduce stress on storm water and sewer systems and help keep basements dry during intense rainstorms.  

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June 6, 2012

William Peace University Launches Rainwater Harvesting System Project on Campus

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PR.com
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Water conservation program will include new showerheads, sink aerators, more efficient toilets

William Peace University of Raleigh, N.C., announced that it launched the Rainwater Harvesting System Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) Grant Project, a $710,000 campus-wide environmental water conservation program. The grant will support the installation of a cistern, which is projected to supply the campus with 90% of the irrigation water needed.

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June 5, 2012

Comprehensive Professional Rainwater Catchment Training Now Available

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American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn.
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ARCSA offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional training to meet the needs of rainwater professionals worldwide

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions. 

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May 17, 2012

Coca-Cola Donates 1,000 Rain Barrels for Earth Day

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The Coca-Cola Co.
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Program now helping conserve 60 million gal of water per year

In celebration of Earth Month, Coca-Cola is partnering with River Network to donate more than 1,000 syrup drums to be reused as rain barrels in communities across the country.

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April 18, 2012