Rainwater harvesting and systems thinking for a better world – release of YouTube Channel

Written by peter@uwcs.com.au

June 22, 2024

Rainwater harvesting and systems thinking for a better world – release of YouTube Channel

The Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course was created by Peter Coombes of Urban Water Cycle Solutions (https://urbanwatercyclesolutions.com) and Michelle Avis of Verge Permaculture (https://vergepermaculture.ca). First recorded in 2020, a large majority of the course is now being released, for free, on YouTube as part of our shared mission to educate and spread information on rainwater harvesting as widely as possible.

The rainwater harvesting and systems thinking materials can be viewed at the Urban Water Cycle Solutions YouTube channel at this link: Essential Rainwater Course. This course has evolved based on the inputs of a large cohort of international participants and is based on investigation of multiple projects from the perspective of local, neighborhood, regional and global impacts. We will release a new video for each week commencing on 21 June 2024 until the entire course is available.

Rainwater is an important resource for rural and urban areas as shown in the following Figure for major city (RWH). Managing and harvesting rainwater makes an important contribution to a sustainable water cycle. The essential rainwater course includes videos about all aspects of planning, design and management of water at the local scale, include rainwater harvesting, for a better world.

 

Systemic management of rainwater at the local scale as part of the water cycle and biosphere can make vital contributions to the environment, society, economies and all living things. This series of videos explores these key challenges and opportunities of water cycle management at the local scale in a changing world. An example of the systemic contributions to rural and urban catchments is presented in the Figure below.

We hope you enjoy our release of the essential rainwater harvesting course on the Urban Water Cycle Solutions YouTube channel. You are welcome to contribute to this free resource and to collaborate with us on finding solutions for a better world.

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Dr Peter Coombes

Dr Coombes has spent more than 30 years dedicated to the development of systems understanding of the urban, rural and natural water cycles with a view to finding optimum solutions for the sustainable use of ecosystem services, provision of infrastructure and urban planning.

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