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2020 Independent Press Award Winner--Home & Garden Category

Turn water scarcity into water abundance! Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 3rd Edition is the best-selling, award-winning guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement life-enhancing water-, sun-, wind-, and shade-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. This book enables you to assess your on-site resources, gives you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empowers you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional plan specific to your site and needs.

Clearly written with more than 290 illustrations, this full-color edition helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow yourself and your community with skills of self-reliance and cooperation, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat. Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite you to do the same.

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“Brad Lancaster has published a revised, third edition of his authoritative book Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond: Volume 1, Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape. Lancaster has decades of experience in planting rain in Tucson, Arizona. He began to counter poor waterscape management after meeting water farmer Zephaniah Phiri Maseko. This man’s wisdom, and his practice of long and thoughtful observation of land to understand how rain flows through it and shapes it, is at the core of Lancaster’s rainwater harvesting practice. Tucson receives more water from falling rain than its consumers use. But destruction of the region’s forest, and development of impermeable urban zones has led to water scarcity, as Lancaster explains in this Ted talk. His book addresses this problem. It tweaks Maseko’s principles of water infiltration to fit the needs of his Tucson home. This involves creating mulch-filled depressions in his garden where rainwater infiltrates, and where household greywater can be diverted. It also involves applying these practices in the public arena; for instance, diverting rainwater from streets to irrigate crop-bearing trees on public land. Rainwater Harvesting’s five chapters walk the reader through principles of rainwater infiltration, using Lancaster’s own projects as case studies. The book’s appendices, which have been further developed in this new, colour edition, offer another incredibly valuable resource. They describe, for instance, patterns of water and sediment flow and how to best utilize them; traditional Southwestern rainwater harvesting techniques; a list of plants and their water requirements, and information on the water-energy-carbon nexus and how domestic rainwater harvesting saves energy and money, while reducing CO2 emissions. In short, any household or community committed to living sustainably by conserving and recycling water should read this book.”―International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA)



“Brad Lancaster has done it again. In revising his excellent book, he has given us a window into the world through the lens of water. Water connects all things. And Brad shows us water as a practical way of considering context and connection. From a world of water as commodity, he takes us to a world of water as moving, enriching exchanges, the stuff of life. A native friend got a job with his local water company, and rather than an engineering job, he saw it as a sacred trust. This is the shift that Brad leads us carefully through. Water is wealth and health―let’s treat it that way, and dance our way from scarcity to abundance.―Joel Glanzberg, author of the The Permaculture Mind; tracker; and teacher / designer of regenerative living systems; PatternMind.org



“In a time of escalating resource scarcity and global conflict, this essential book helps us regain control of our water by showing us how to enhance our water and energy supply with simple, fun, and effective strategies at home and beyond.”―Maude Barlow, author of Blue Covenant; Senior Advisor on Water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly



“Brad Lancaster clearly defines the differences between the path to scarcity and the path to abundance, both revolving around the wise use of water while avoiding the consequences of careless use. Throughout the book, alternatives are plainly described with illustrations that get to the point. I have worked in the field with Brad. He is unabashedly committed to the parallel causes of water and energy conservation. He asks incisive questions, searches for answers, tests solutions, documents findings, and happily shares his conclusions with all who care to listen. Clearly Mr. Lancaster is an agent for change, a true innovator, providing simple but powerful solutions to difficult questions facing society in both urban and rural situations.”―Bill Zeedyk, Zeedyk Ecological Consulting, LLC; co-author of Let the Water Do the Work



“Lancaster’s book on rainwater harvesting is fantastic and an abundant guidebook for a more sane approach to our most precious resource. I highly recommend it.”―Jason F. McLennan, CEO, International Living Future Institute



“This book and the thinking behind it should be part of the basic education of civil engineers, architects, landscape architects, and planners everywhere. As a civil engineer working for a progressive municipal water utility in an arid climate, I can see if a majority of our citizens followed these practices, many of our current and future challenges would be alleviated. The positive side benefits in terms of erosion-control, creation of bird habitat, and natural cooling would be exceptional.”―Patricia Eisenberg, P.E., Past president, Arizona Society of Civil Engineers



“This wonderful book overflows with effective ways to beneficially cycle and enhance local water supplies, while maximizing power from the sun. It provides much-needed guidance and ideas on how to meet our resource needs, increase household and community potential, and protect the ecosystems upon which we all depend.”―Sandra Postel, founding director, Global Water Policy Project; Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society; and author of Last Oasis



“In an age of enormous, industrial questions about resources, this book is an antidote. In these pages are solutions on a human scale, taking water not from massive reservoirs or river diversions but straight from the sky.”―Craig Childs, author of The Secret Knowledge of Water



“Though a bizarre irony, rainwater in the arid west is typically deflected away from water-starved land and shunted off to storm drains at great expense. Not so in Brad Lancaster’s universe. He welcomes rainwater into the landscape with creativity, intelligence, and humor, and puts it to use growing and enriching all kinds of resources, while reducing flooding and erosion, and enlivening the urban environment. In this new edition of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, he welcomes us to join him in exercising the radical common sense of harvesting rainwater melded with the harvests of sun, wind, carbon, and more.”―Ann Audrey, Environmental Consultant, for integrating rainwater harvesting, habitat restoration, and edible trees



“This applies three times as much to the third edition: Buy this book now. If you live in a dry place, buy it. If you live somewhere subject to droughts (which is everywhere), buy it. The simple techniques (and the principles behind them) can help you save bundles of money, and make the landscape around you more productive and beautiful, with less work and upkeep than you can imagine. Lend it to your neighbors, and you’ll benefit as well. (Heck―buy them each a copy.) This how-to manual has enough stories, illustrations, and simple ideas to inspire even the most unhandy among us (such as myself). Buy it, try a couple of projects in your backyard, and in a few years be sure to send Brad and me a thank you note!”―Kevin Dahl, former Executive Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH and author of WildFoods of the Sonoran Desert and Native Harvest: Gardening with Authentic Southwestern Crops

About the Author

Brad Lancaster is a dynamic teacher, consultant, and designer of regenerative systems. He’s taught throughout North America, Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia; worked with the City of Tucson and other municipalities to legalize, incentivize, and provide guidance on water-harvesting systems, demonstration sites, and policy; and designed edible rain-irrigated landscapes doubling as flood control and community-building strategies for housing developments, parks, schools, businesses, ranches, and neighborhoods. Brad’s aim is always to boost communities’ true health and wealth by using simple overlapping strategies to augment the region’s hydrology, ecosystems, and economies―living systems upon which we depend.

Brad lives his talk on an oasis-like demonstration site he created with his brother’s family in downtown Tucson, Arizona. On this eighth of an acre and surrounding public right-of-way, they harvest 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year where just 11 inches per year fall from the sky. Brad is motivated in his work by the tens of thousands of people he has helped inspire to do likewise, go further, and continue our collective evolution.

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Dianna Cuckler
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Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2020
The book is wonderful! There is a lot of great and inspiring information in there. I love the story format combined with the technical information. Color pictures are helpful too, giving me a good idea of how things should/could be done for my own land and home. This... See more
The book is wonderful! There is a lot of great and inspiring information in there. I love the story format combined with the technical information. Color pictures are helpful too, giving me a good idea of how things should/could be done for my own land and home. This book along with the Graywater book I ordered as the set have already been borrowed by a co-worker giving inspiration to him as well. If anyone reads this, perhaps also look up this author''s TED Tucson talk. It is funny along with the serious, but also completely inspiring to move forward and put the ideas in this book into practice. He also has lots of other helpful videos.

One thing I did that could be helpful to others when following the guidelines in this book is that I looked up my property in Google Maps. I made it the largest I could get it, then put all of it together using paint with screen shots. Once printed, (several pages), I taped the pages together and can now mark out how and where to implement this from a (mostly) real time image of my property. I can''t wait to get started!
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Should be manditory in all Public Schools
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2021
Great book. Has all the ins and outs.
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Amanda
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Great info
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2021
Super helpful- great descriptions, diagrams, explanations, and real-world application. I’d definitely recommend it!
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Ryan Wilson
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Desert bible!
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2020
I''m currently in the Chihuahua desert, near Big Bend national park.
THIS book is the bible of harvesting rainwater! I borrowed this book long enough, I decided to buy one for myself.
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Cost savings of thousands yearly
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
Excellent for rain water collection advice tells you all you need to do an whom to go, book came late an decided to keep, have the hard copy an Kindle versions, well worth it, easy to explain did an donts.
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Mr. Haze
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Fantastic book
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
Excellent book. The 3rd edition has color pictures. When you hold this book you can feel that it is of excellent quality. Very nicely made and well worth the cost.
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Very informative
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2021
Love this book!
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Inspirational guidance on making a difference!
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2019
Given the miracle of modern infrastructure, it''s easy to become complacent about water sustainability and the needs of future generations. For me, that complacency was completely shattered in the first chapter of this book. Through carefully selected anecdotes highlighting... See more
Given the miracle of modern infrastructure, it''s easy to become complacent about water sustainability and the needs of future generations. For me, that complacency was completely shattered in the first chapter of this book. Through carefully selected anecdotes highlighting the wonderful gift of desert rainfall, it became clear to me I was missing out!

Ironically, my home was graded to shed rainwater off my property as quickly as possible- what a waste! In contrast, this book details simple earth-moving strategies for harvesting rainwater not only for landscape maintenance, but for food, shade, environmental awareness, and improved health. I put these into practice on my property and was inspired by the results.

I followed up with my Home Owners Association and shared both the principles and photos of this first volume with the goal of realizing aesthetic and money-saving opportunities in common areas. Thanks to those ideas, our HOA subsequently approved the formation of a water-harvesting committee to work in these areas. Using the principles in this book, we continue leveraging thousands of dollars in water savings while also increasing our sense of community. As such, our HOA is now a more desirable place to live.

The 3rd edition of volume 1 is chock-full of beautiful color photography and hand-drawn diagrams that clearly explain how you can realize similar benefits for your own home or community using techniques that, in most cases, require little more than gloves, a shovel, and inspiration sourced to this volume. After you install your first features, there’s nothing more fulfilling than going out in the rain and seeing how they work; monitoring the change in your landscape over time, and then sharing the results with your neighbors.

This isn’t simply a technical reference, it’s a thoughtful labor of love and a welcome addition for anyone needing inspiration and guidance on making a difference.
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Simple yet so effective
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Peter J. Bion
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Valuable Information
Reviewed in Canada on September 14, 2021
Well written book on the subject but unfortunately it was not what I was looking for. I will have to wait for volume 3 which deals with roof runoff and garden watering using rainwater.
Well written book on the subject but unfortunately it was not what I was looking for. I will have to wait for volume 3 which deals with roof runoff and garden watering using rainwater.
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this book is worth it
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Good book. The info is a little redundant at times, but well worth the read.
Good book. The info is a little redundant at times, but well worth the read.
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