Rainwater

  • Filename: rainwater.
  • ISBN: 9780731814893
  • Release Date: 2010-12-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Sandra Brown
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Ella Barron runs her Texas boarding house with the efficiency of a ship's captain and the grace of a gentlewoman. She cares for her ten-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose busy behavior and failure to speak elicits undesired advice from others in town. Ella's plate is full from sunup to sundown. But when a room in her boarding house opens up and the respected town doctor, Dr. Kincaid, brings Ella a new boarder--the handsome and gallant Mr. David Rainwater--Ella is immediately resistant to opening up her home to this mysterious stranger.

Rainwater

  • Filename: rainwater.
  • ISBN: 1439176132
  • Release Date: 2009-11-03
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Sandra Brown
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Ella Barron, a single Texas mother, built a careful life running a boarding house in the Depression-era cotton South. But when a mysterious stranger takes a free room, he also takes Ella’s careful life apart. In the tradition of Gone With the Wind comes historical romance in the Dust Bowl. Ella runs her Texas boarding house with the efficiency of a ship’s captain and the grace of a gentlewoman. She cooks, cleans, launders, and cares for her ten-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose busy behavior and failure to speak elicits undesired advice from others in town. Ella’s plate is full from sunup to sundown. When a room in her boarding house opens up, the respected town doctor brings Ella a new boarder―the handsome and gallant Mr. David Rainwater—but Ella is immediately resistant to opening up her home to this mysterious stranger. Even with assurances that Mr. Rainwater is a man of impeccable character, a former cotton broker and a victim of the Great Depression, Ella stiffens at the thought of taking him in. Dr. Kincaid tells Ella in confidence that Mr. Rainwater won’t require the room for long: he is dying. Begrudgingly, Ella accepts Mr. Rainwater’s application to board, but she knows that something is happening; she is being swept along by an unusual series of events. Soon, this strong-minded, independent woman will realize that the living that she has eked out for herself in the small bubble of her town is about to change, whether she likes it or not... Racial tensions, the financial strain of livelihoods in cotton drying up into dust, and the threat of political instability swirl together into a tornado on the horizon. One thing is certain: the winds of change are blowing all over Texas—and through the cracks in the life that Ella Barron has painstakingly built. This is the story of a woman who takes her life’s circumstances in both hands, but who will be forced to reckon with the chaos of her historical circumstances..

Design for Water

  • Filename: design-for-water.
  • ISBN: 9781550923407
  • Release Date: 2013-10-18
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Heather Kinkade-Levario
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers



A professional guide to collecting water -- the 21st Century oil.

Rainwater Harvesting for Agriculture in the Dry Areas

  • Filename: rainwater-harvesting-for-agriculture-in-the-dry-areas.
  • ISBN: 9780415621144
  • Release Date: 2012-05-21
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Theib Y. Oweis
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Dry areas suffer not only from limited rainfall but also ‘natural leakage’—90% of rainwater is lost directly or indirectly, and is unavailable for agriculture or domestic use. Water harvesting is a low-cost, easy-to-use, environmentally-friendly way to recover a large part of this lost water. How does water harvesting work? Which sites or areas are best suited and how can these areas be identified? How to design, build and maintain a water harvesting system tailored to local needs? How can water harvesting contribute to combating land degradation, enhancing food security and adapting to climate change? This book provides the answers. The book is based on many years of research, training and development by three of the world’s leading experts in water management and agriculture. It is authoritative, comprehensive, and easy to read, containing practical examples, many illustrations and little jargon. This volume will be of great interest to researchers, development workers, farmers, policymakers, students of the natural sciences—in fact, anyone interested in efficient, sustainable management of water resources and agriculture.

Rainwater

  • Filename: rainwater.
  • ISBN: 9780731814893
  • Release Date: 2010-12-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Sandra Brown
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Ella Barron runs her Texas boarding house with the efficiency of a ship's captain and the grace of a gentlewoman. She cares for her ten-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose busy behavior and failure to speak elicits undesired advice from others in town. Ella's plate is full from sunup to sundown. But when a room in her boarding house opens up and the respected town doctor, Dr. Kincaid, brings Ella a new boarder--the handsome and gallant Mr. David Rainwater--Ella is immediately resistant to opening up her home to this mysterious stranger.

Rainwater harvesting technologies in the Sahelian zone of West Africa and the potential for outscaling

  • Filename: rainwater-harvesting-technologies-in-the-sahelian-zone-of-west-africa-and-the-potential-for-outscaling.
  • ISBN: 9789290906841
  • Release Date: 2009-05-11
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Barry, Boubacar
  • Publisher: IWMI



In West Africa, especially in the Sahelian countries of Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Mauritania, erratic rainfall sequences within and between years has often led to a high uncertainty in rainfed crop production. Over the past three decades, severe food shortages attributed to drought have been frequently reported in several Sahelian countries, most of which are amongst the least developed of the world. Innovative and indigenous ways to achieve improved crop yields through integrated land and water management such as rainwater harvesting and soil water conservation have been successfully tested and, in some cases, adopted in West Africa. This paper highlights the successful interventions of improved indigenous rainwater harvesting/soil water conservation technologies such as Zaï or tassa, stone rows and half-moon in the Sahelian zones of West Africa over the past 10 years, and their contributions to enhancing food security and alleviating poverty. The potential for adoption of these technologies at the farm level and their outscaling to areas with similar agroecological zones are also discussed.

Rainwater Harvesting

  • Filename: rainwater-harvesting.
  • ISBN: 9280730193
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 69
  • Author: Jennie Barron
  • Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint



Climate change, demand for development and already deteriorating state of ecosystems produce an immediate need for innovative opportunities enabling development and human well-being without undermining ecosystem services. Rainwater harvesting creates synergies by upgrading rainfed agriculture and enhancing productive landscapes. The publication describes rainwater harvesting systems, their roles and impacts. It focuses to both negative and positive aspects of using technology and explains how we can decrease constraints and build upon benefits. It examines 29 cases of different economic activities including forestry, agriculture, watershed development and, rural and urban development.

Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply

  • Filename: rainwater-tank-systems-for-urban-water-supply.
  • ISBN: 9781780405353
  • Release Date: 2015-05-15
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: Ashok K. Sharma
  • Publisher: IWA Publishing



Rainwater tank systems have been widely adopted across the world to provide a safe local source of water in underdeveloped rural areas, a substitution for mains water for non potable end uses in water stressed urban areas, as well as providing flooding control in monsoonal climates such as Korea, or combined sewer systems such as Germany. The importance of these systems in cities has grown, as water managers seek to provide a range of decentralised solutions to supply constraints of current water supply systems, whilst reducing the impact of urban development on the natural environment, and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. Rainwater tank systems are now often implemented under integrated urban water management (IUWM) and water sensitive urban design (WSUD) philosophies, which take a holistic view of the urban water cycle. Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply is based on a comprehensive, multi-million dollar research program that was undertaken in South East Queensland (SEQ) Australia in response to the Millennium drought when the water supply level in the regions drinking water dams dropped to 17% in July 2007 and the area came close to running out of water. In particular, the book provides insights and detailed analysis of design, modelling, implementation, operation, energy usage, economics, management, health risk, social perceptions and implications for water quality/quantity of roof water runoff. The approaches and methodologies included in Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply inform and validate research programs, and provide insights on the expected performance and potential pitfalls of the adoption of rainwater tanks systems including: actual harvested yield and resulting mains water savings,optimal sizing for rainwater storages and roof collection systems,expected water quality and implications for managing public health risks,modelling tools available for decision support,operation and management approaches of a decentralised asset at the household scale and community acceptance. The book is suitable for use at undergraduate and post graduate levels and is of particular interest to water professionals across the globe, who are involved in the strategic water planning for a town, city or a region. It is a valuable resource for developers, civil designers, water planners, architects and plumbers seeking to implement sustainable water servicing approaches for residential, industrial and commercial developments. Contents Status of rainwater tanks globally and in Australia; Modelling of rainwater tank yields at household and regional scales; Quantifying mains water savings in detached homes with internally plumbed rainwater tanks; Monitoring rainwater uses in households; Verification of installation compliance with design specifications and regulation; Factors affecting energy usage by rainwater tank systems; Management and regulatory needs for rainwater tanks; Social attitudes of rainwater tank owners; Chemical quality of water in rainwater tanks and health implications; Microbiological quality of water in rainwater tanks and health implications; Communal tanks - an alternative to individual household tanks?; Economics and cost-effectiveness of individual and communal rainwater tank systems; Rainwater tank impact on urban hydrology and stormwater quality; policy aspects of rainwater tank implementation.

The Family Tree of Clois Miles Rainwater and Nancy Jane McIlhaney

  • Filename: the-family-tree-of-clois-miles-rainwater-and-nancy-jane-mcilhaney.
  • ISBN: 9781304719027
  • Release Date: 2013-12-15
  • Number of pages: 354
  • Author: Susan Rainwater
  • Publisher: Lulu.com



A genealogical work covering the origins of one Texas family; Clois Miles Rainwater and Nancy Jane McIlhaney. Includes genealogical research, historical photos, personal anecdotes, and register reports.

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