JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2000, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 189-193.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2000.02.019

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Review of the study on rainwater catchment and utilization

LIU Xiaoyong,WU Pute   

  1. Institute of Soil and Water Conservation,Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Water Resources,Yangling,Shaanxi 712100,China
  • Received:1999-07-07 Revised:1999-11-13 Online:2000-06-25 Published:2000-06-25

Abstract: Because of drought,population growth,contamination of surface water and groundwater,people have become interested in exploration and utilization of rainwater resource.And then extensive studies were carried out and greet potential displayed initially.The authors analyzed and summarized the recent development of rainwater catchment and utilization,covering the following aspects: the techniques of rainwater harvesting,storage and utilization,influence of rainwater utilization on regional environment,evaluation of rainwater resource and estimation of benefits from rainwater utilization.At the same time,the pressing problems that must be resolved at present were put forward.

Key words: rainwater harvesting, rainwater utilization, regional environment, rainwater resource evaluation, benefits estimation