Water Harvesting — Modern Application of an Ancient Method

by Allen R. Dedrick, Agricultural Engr.; U.S. Water Conservation Lab., USDA, Phoenix, Arizona,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 10, Pg. 86-88

Document Type: Feature article


Water harvesting—The process of collecting natural precipitation from prepared watersheds for beneficial use was the topic of a 3-day symposium held in Phoenix, Arizona, in March 1974. It was the first conference devoted entirely to the subject of water harvesting. Registrants represented various state and federal agencies, universities, and industries. Several foreign countries sent representatives, both as participants and observers. Technical sessions dealt with hydrologic and hydraulic aspects of water harvesting; methods and materials used in a catchment, storage, and distribution construction; and beneficial or consumptive use of the harvested water. Symposium proceedings were published which included all technical papers and associated discussion.

Subject Headings: Water storage | Water management | Construction methods | Construction materials | Precipitation | Watersheds | Federal government | Aging (material)

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