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Volume 245, 2018International Scientific Conference on Energy, Environmental and Construction Engineering (EECE-2018)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Energy Efficient and Green Buildings|
|Published online||05 December 2018|
Assessment of rainwater harvesting for domestic water supply in palestinian rural areas
Institute of Environmental and Water Studies (IEWS), Birzeit University, PO Box 14, Birzeit, The west Bank, Palestine
2 Dept. of Biology and Environmental Science, Linnaeus University, SE-391 82 Kalmar, Sweden
3 All-Russian Research Institute of Phytopathology, Moscow Region, 143050, Russian Federation
4 The Ioffe Physical-Technical institute, St.Petersburg, 194021, Russian Federation
5 Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, St.Petersburg, 195251, Russian Federation
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainwater harvesting in Palestine is a principal water resource that had been adopted since ancient times. However, the system had not been subjected to a thorough assessment. This paper aims at assessing the feasibility of rainwater harvesting for domestic water supply in Palestinian rural areas with special emphasis on socio-cultural and financial aspects as well as harvested water quality. Different methods were used to collect necessary data from a case study village, including literature review, observations, questionnaires and water quality measurement of freshly fallen and harvested rainwater samples. Moreover, domestic water demand and water supply from such a system were compared, and economic feasibility of applying this system was checked. The results revealed that harvested rainwater is a viable resource that can contribute considerably to minimizing water shortage.
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