The average person in the U. S. uses between 100 and 250 gallons of water a day. I know it is possible to get by just fine on one tenth that amount. The use of low water capacity toilets, flow restrictors at shower heads and faucet aerators are fairly common now. More radical conservation approaches include diverting gray water from bathing, clothes washing and bathroom sinks to watering plants; catching rain water from roofs and paved areas for domestic use and switching to composting toilets. These can be very effective and safe means of water conservation if done carefully to avoid bacterial infestation; be sure to comply with all local laws that regulate these strategies. Landscaping with drought tolerant, indigenous plants can also save an enormous amount of water.
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oasisdesign.net information about rainwater harvesting, gray water use and composting toilets.
harvesth2o.com is dedicated to the advancement of sustainable water management practices and has this informative on-line journal.
naturalhomes.org list workshops from around the world, some related to water conservation and permaculture.
lowimpact.org the Low-Impact Linging Initiative in England provides information and courses related to water conservation.
lenntech.com/water-ecology Frequently asked questions about water ecology, in English and other languages.
ecowaters.org promotes workshops, sells plans, and provides information about graywater reuse, rainwater havesting, and compost toilets.
wolfbarrowscorp.tripod.com/ sells a device to recover water wasted when running the hot water tap until it gets hot.
zolo.ca How to save water at home: A room-by-room guide
waterdropfilter.com a guide to water filtration vs water purification
thezebra.com 20 Ways to conserve water at home: A room-by-room guide
Alosha Lynov established the Bio Veda Academy as a way to disseminate his knowledge about building what he calls a Living Bio Shelter Organism, along with holistic water treatment and cooperative eco-villages.
Alosha studied Superadobe construction at CalEarth Institute in California, and what he teaches is somewhat based on their approach. He has combined Superadobe with Aircrete to build some unusual shapes in the world of domes; the aircrete allows him to fashion truly spherical shapes. Both of these techniques do require the use of Portland cement, but in relatively small amounts compared to standard concrete.
Alosha teaches workshops in these techniques around the world, and he has assembled a collection of videos documenting some of his workshops as an introductory course that can be purchased for learning at home. This course, called the Bio Veda Living Eco Home Masterclass, is offered with a full refund if you are dissatisfied after up to 30 days. You can sign up for this through the above links.
The water portion of this training video is offered separately:
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