I plan to tie all of the work and modules together with skills towards resilience and water security. I will also springboard from the ludicrosity of using the purest drinking water in the world for watering and pooping.

Modules[edit | edit source]

Here are some possible learning modules to tie into our field work.

Rainwater catchment[edit | edit source]

I will probably tie in systems in poor countries and the global status of rainwater catchment into US based systems.

Example systems: La Yuca rainwater catchment and CCAT rainwater catchment system.

Sizing tools: Rainwater Collection Calculator

Greywater treatment[edit | edit source]

I will probably tie in large-scale municipal level wastewater treatment into small-scale, home-based, subsurface flow, greywater treatment.

Example systems: The Bottoms wildlife pond greywater marsh and AEF greywater

Sizing tools: Subsurface flow constructed wetland for greywater and Greywater calculator.

PS not proud of this, but here is a little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkb-eaNufD0

Water filtration[edit | edit source]

I will discuss the various levels of treatment based on needs and costs. Technologies covered: Slow-sand filters, first flushes, mycofiltration, ceramic, impregnated silver, activated carbon, UV, etc.

Examples: Waterpod filters and La Yuca slow sand

Swales[edit | edit source]

I will focus on recharging the aquifer, reducing erosion and beautification.

Examples: CCAT trench swales and Potawot swales.

Water for Food[edit | edit source]

I will probably focus on sizing and treatment for lawn to gardens and lazy gardening.

Aquaponics[edit | edit source]

I only have some experience with full aquaponics systems. I could have much more before the summer if necessary. Kiva already does.

Examples: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4P8N24zUic

Other Related Skills[edit | edit source]

  • Measuring flow (multiple methods): bucket; float; T-square
  • Measuring with personal stride
  • Surveying (multiple methods): stick and level; line level, hose and water
  • Finding contours: A-frame
  • Sizing pipes: Reading tables
  • Dimensional analysis for sizing
  • much more...
  • Additional concepts/vocabulary: BOD, COD, HRT, GPM, LPS, Volume, Area, TSS, Fecal Coliform, Eutrophication, pitch, slope, embedded energy, head, etc.
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