Rainwater Harvesting for Agriculture and Water Supply

  • Qiang Zhu
  • John Gould
  • Yuanhong Li
  • Chengxiang Ma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rainwater Harvesting Experiences from China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Qiang Zhu, Yuanhong Li, Xiaojuan Tang
      Pages 3-42
    3. Shiming Gao, Fengke Yang
      Pages 195-209
  3. Rainwater Harvesting Experiences from Around the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Andrew Guangfei Lo, John Gould
      Pages 213-233
    3. John Gould
      Pages 235-268
    4. John Gould
      Pages 293-305
    5. Zhijun Chen
      Pages 307-369
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 371-377

About this book


This book offers key resource materials developed for an international training course on Rainwater Harvesting and Utilization hosted annually by the Gansu Research Institute for Water Conservancy in Lanzhou, China since 2003. Topics cover the design, construction and management of rainwater harvesting systems for domestic water supply and supplementary irrigation, rainwater quality issues and runoff farming. It presents case studies from successful rainwater-harvesting projects both in China and around the globe, and provides readers with essential information and inspiration alike. It is a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and students in the area of water management, agriculture and sustainable development. Qiang Zhu is a research professor at Gansu Research Institute for Water Conservancy, Lanzhou, China;  John Gould is a rainwater harvesting consultant based in Christchurch, New Zealand; Yuanhong Li is a research professor at Gansu Research Institute for Water Conservancy, Lanzhou, China; Chengxiang Ma is an engineer at Gansu Research Institute for Water Conservancy, Lanzhou, China.


Rainwater harvesting Rural poverty alleviation and development Rural water supply Water resources management Water saving supplemental irrigation

Editors and affiliations

  • Qiang Zhu
    • 1
  • John Gould
    • 2
  • Yuanhong Li
    • 3
  • Chengxiang Ma
    • 4
  1. 1.Gansu Research Institute for Water ConseGansuChina
  2. 2.Lincoln UniversityCanterburyNew Zealand
  3. 3.Gansu Research Institute for Water ConseGansuChina
  4. 4.Water ConservancyGansu Research Institute forChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore and Science Press, Beijing 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-962-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-964-6
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