The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce Mrinali Mathur's MS Project presentation: Modelling Rainwater-Harvesting Reliability Based on Historical Precipitation Records For Portland.
Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Location: Engineering Building 202L (CEE Conference Room)
Adviser: Dr. Bill Fish
Rainwater harvesting can ease the water availability problems for many parts of the world where water is not easily available. It is also a solution for minimizing stormwater runoff and better managing sewers by preventing combined sewers to overflow. The goal of this project is to calculate the reliability of rainwater harvesting systems and provide optimum size of the storage tank using historical records for Portland specific rain pattern. A simple water balance approach for historical data is used to calculate the reliability by which rainwater harvesting system can be used as a means of irrigating gardens in Portland. The size of the storage units needs to be adequate with the area of the roof and the desired water use rate.