Research: Environmental impact of rainwater harvesting
CSIRO (Australian Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation) is currently conducting research into the environmental impact of rainwater harvesting systems.
The research – being conducted in Victoria - aims to assist with optimising the design and implementation of rainwater harvesting systems to minimise energy use and environmental impact. Research outcomes are due towards the end of 2011.
As stated on the CSIRO website: “Rainwater harvesting is playing an increasingly important role in urban water supply” and hence the need to ensure that maximum benefits are derived with minimal environmental impact.
You can read more about this research intothe environmental impact of rainwater harvesting systems on the CSIRO website.