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rainwater

water from rain (as distinguished from spring water, tap water, etc.)
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rainwater

[′rān‚wȯd·ər]
(hydrology)
Water that has fallen as rain and is quite soft, as it has not yet collected soluble matter from the soil.
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Vigneswaran, "Rainwater harvesting in New South Wales, Australia," Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management, pp.
Caption: RAINWATER HARVESTING not only reduces potable water consumption, it also cuts down on energy use.
"Geographic information system (GIS) databases were developed for rainwater collection sites to identify areas where water is collected during rainy seasons.
For example, although the mountains or in a remote forest with air that is free and clear of contamination, rainwater that fell on it always contains ingredients - dissolved materials, such as CO2, O2, and N2, and materials - suspended material such as dust and particles - other particles carried by rain water from the atmosphere[5, 6].
"The conference is designed to facilitate the sharing of experiences in rainwater harvesting and management through the presentation of papers on planning, research and development activities in harvesting rainwater", said al-Khatib.
The housebuilding market is slowly embracing rainwater harvesting according to MTW, with at least one housebuilder identified in the report committing to include rainwater harvesting systems in all its developments in the next 4 years.
The United States, through its development agency USAID, has helped construct forty-five, 30,000-liter rainwater harvesting tanks in schools and hospitals, as well as 750 household rainwater harvesting systems in the Vavuniya and Mannar districts.
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Rainwater harvesting needs no amendments in LDA's building and zoning regulations.
Therefore, the objectives of this study are to construct a RWH system for domestic use in a small household of a rural area (Bajua) of Khulna, to evaluate the effectiveness of the rainwater harvesting system, and to monitor the quality (physical as well as chemical) of harvested rainwater as well as to assess the acceptability of rainwater use for domestic purpose.
The city is blessed by a huge amount of rainfall during the monsoon period, which poses ample opportunity to use this rainwater in a sustainable manner [25].
Several areas of the city's centre, Saddar, were under accumulated rainwater and gutters were seen overflowing on Zaibunissa Street, Empress Market and other places.