Rainwater Harvesting Australia News & Articles

Sustainable Buildings Save Billions – An Alternative Water Strategy for Sydney

By Michael Smit, Rainwater Harvesting Australia. Kingspan Water & Energy and Urban Water Cycle Solutions have proposed a controversial solution for meeting the water challenges in our cities – the focus is on improving the performance of our buildings. If we can make relatively small changes to make each building more efficient in how it…Read More
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Simple Care & Maintenance Tips For Your Rainwater Harvesting System

With La Nina conditions forecasted to bring above-average rainfall for most of Australia this summer, now is the perfect time to make sure your rainwater harvesting system is ready to catch as much rain as possible. Doing some simple system checks and maintenance will help to maximise captured rain fall and maintain high quality water.…Read More
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Rainwater Harvesting Industry Survey 2020

Industries shift all the time; sometimes for the benefit of consumers, and sometimes to their detriment. One such changing Industry — that is yielding undeniably positive results for Australians, countrywide — is Rainwater Harvesting. Ultimately, this Industry has matured significantly since the reintroduction of urban installations in Australia. Now, it is defined by quality products…Read More
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Costs and Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting in Australia – A Whole Systems Perspective

Michael Smit, Kingspan Water and Energy Rainwater harvesting would appear to be an efficient solution providing suitable water quality for many household uses[1] and stormwater management at source. One in four households in Australia has a rainwater tank[2]. Despite this, there is little implementation of rainwater harvesting by the mainstream water industry and there is…Read More
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Little Stringybark Creek and the Health of Urban Waterways Snapshot

Little Stringybark Creek, located 37 km from Melbourne, has an urban catchment of approximately 300 ha at its headwaters and a total catchment of about 800 ha. Development in the catchment is a mix of urban and semi-rural. The creek is the focus of a project that is providing an understanding of how urban infrastructure…Read More
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Preparing your Rainwater Harvesting System for Summer

While the southern states are still enjoying their winter, Queenslanders are already starting to see the first signs of spring. Before the heat returns it is time to do some basic maintenance around your Rainwater Harvesting system. As climate change makes our summers hotter and longer, we are also exposed to added threats from the…Read More
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Blueprint for Urban Water Management

Healthy Land and Water and Water by Design have released a report on Queensland Planning Policy Water Quality State Interest – A Blueprint for Improving Waterway Management. The report has a series of recommendations to improve the Queensland State Planning Policy.  Healthy Land and Water is a government and water utility funded organisation dedicated to…Read More
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Rainwater Harvesting Australia – Chairman Article

RAINWATER HARVESTING AUSTRALIA: FORGING AHEAD Rainwater Harvesting is becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia. In fact, the ABS tell us more than one in four Australian homes rely on water from rainwater tanks to supply their households. Australia needs an authority body that can bridge the gap between what people know about rainwater harvesting, and how…Read More
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