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Books on Water Power and Conservation


WATER STORAGE

water storage

Author - A. Ludwig
NEW from the man who bought us the grey water book and subtitled Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers and Ponds this is a complete and intensely practical guide to large scale water storage - and boy are we going to need it.
Buy for £ 13.95

A HANDBOOK OF GRAVITY FLOW SYSTEMS

water conservation

Author - T Jordan

A sound set of principles on how to design a gravity flow drinking water system. Originally written for Nepal to help understand water conservation but with valuable info for anywhere in the world. Excellent on slow sand filters and how to run a pipe across rugged terrain. Useful handbook.
Buy for £ 14.95

RAINWATER HARVESTING

Rainwater harvesting

Author - Pacey and Cullis

Similar idea but not in such great depth as 'Rainwater Catchment'. Stuff on rainwater harvesting and rainwater storage, building tanks etc., but with the addition of a good section on farming with runoff water in rural areas. Good for developing water strategies.
Buy for £ 14.95

SENSITIVE CHAOS

flowform

Author - T Schwenk

The most interesting source book for the concept of transferring force into physical form. Schwenk's book on the creation of flowing forms in water and air is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the rhythms of water, flowforms etc., A tad expensive but worth every penny.
Buy for £ 18.95

FLOWFORMS - THE RYTHMIC POWER OF WATER

Flowforms - the rythmic power of water

Author - J Wilkes

The author is credited with the invention of flowforms and at last he has published an illustrated book showing both the beauty and practical applications of the flowform. Water is so much more than the wet stuff that limps out of your tap and the way we treat it is of crucial global importance. Splendid book. If you haven't seen these beautiful creations in action, you can get a taste of them at the Flowform website.
Buy for £ 16.99

RAINWATER CATCHMENT SYSTEMS FOR DOMESTIC SUPPLY

rainwater storage rainwater harvesting

Author - Gould & Peterson

Design, construction & implementation of low tech strategies for rainwater harvesting and storage, including how to build various types of rainwater storage vessels. REPRINTING NO FIRM DATE - BACK ORDER ONLY
Buy for £ 16.95

FRESH WATER

water conservation

Author - E. Pielou

A guided tour of fresh water as it courses through the natural world. One of those rare books that provides good sound information about an increasingly valuable resource in a way we can all access. To understand water and how it works can only aid water conservation.
Buy for £ 10.00

PUMPS FROM THE DUMP

water pumps from the dump

Author - S. Gupta

Shows you how to make all sorts of small scale water pumps and water transporting materials from inner tubes and other old stuff you may have lying around.
Buy for £ 2.50

FERROCEMENT WATER TANKS

rainwater storage

Author - Combined

Corrosion resistant, cheap and easy water storage that can be made on site.
Buy for £ 10.95

GROUNDWATER DAMS

water conservation

Author - Combination

A groundwater dam obstructs the flow of run- off and causes water to be stored underground. A simple, cheap alternative to deep, pumped bore holes or massive above ground dams. Can be used effectively on small scale projects.
Buy for £ 9.95

SUSTAINABLE WASTE WATER TREATMENT WITH SOIL FILTERS

Sustainable wastewater treatment with soil filters

Author - Combined

Not a design manual but one that gives the info on what soil filters are and what they can and cannot achieve. Essential decision making tool (and pretty interesting stuff too).
Buy for £ 10.95

THE HOME WATER SUPPLY

water conservation rainwater harvesting rainwater storage water pump

Author - S. Campbell

From the USA, home water systems, potential problems and money saving solutions.
Buy for £ 14.95

WATERSHEDS - A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK FOR HEALTHY WATER

Watersheds - a practical handbook for healthy water

Author - Dobson & Beck

A fascinating overview of the fundamentals of watershed ecology.
Buy for £ 13.95

GUIDELINES ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF WINDFARMS AND HYDROELECTRIC SCHEMES

water power

Author -

Based on Scottish criteria - gives a good guide to what officialdom is thinking when they look at a scheme you want to submit. Produced by Scottish National Heritage.
Buy for £ 9.99

LIVING WATER

Living water

Author - O. Alexandersson

An eco-logic bestseller based on Victor Schauberger's fascinating work on the properties of water. From the practical to the vastly radical (possibly bonkers). Insights into the energy transformation of spiral forces of water and air - well worth the read.
The water going down your plughole will never seem the same again. Splendid, affordable book.
Buy for £ 11.99

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