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Rainwater Harvesting 2016: Resilience and Independence

disruption posterThe RHAA presented to the Association of Rotational Moulders on the surprising significance of rainwater harvesting as a major and affordable source of residential water in Australia but with a whole series of synergistic benefits at a regional level for energy use, catchment yield and stormwater management. The presentation concludes with the launch of a joint RHAA/ARMA project on Independent Water, which is the rainwater providing 69% of all household use outside capital cities and is the only source of water for over 2 million Australians.

More houses, less water?

BASIX five year outcomes summaryWe are going to need a lot of houses in Australia. About 4 million new households are projected by 2036, a 50% increase from 2011. (ABS, 2015).   These houses will need additional infrastructure for electricity and especially water. How do we manage this? It is an important question because the millennium drought demonstrated finding more supply is expensive. Water and sewerage bills rose by 38% from 2005 to 2014. (BOM, 2015).