Global Rainwater Harvesting Market 2016-2020
About Rainwater Harvesting
Rainwater harvesting encompasses the collection and storage of rainwater for agricultural, commercial, and domestic use. The harvested water can be used for groundwater recharge, which is a process to enhance the natural groundwater supply. There are two types of rainwater harvesting, roof-based and land-based. The land based rainwater harvesting type includes water that is saved in ponds, reservoirs, and underground tanks. The roof-based rainwater harvesting type refers to the collection of rainwater from roof surfaces. This method is cleaner compared to the land-based type.
The primary benefit of rainwater harvesting is that it offers financial and resource savings.
Some of the benefits of rainwater harvesting include:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Rainwater Harvesting Market 2016-2020Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Rainwater Harvesting Market: BRAE, Innovative Water Solutions, Rainwater Harvesting Supply and Stormwater.Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Harvest H2O, Kingspan Environmental, Oasis, Rainharvest, SSWM and Water Harvesters.Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The rainwater harvesting system is used to recharge groundwater artificially. This method is primarily followed to improve and develop groundwater resources. The primary methods for groundwater recharge are recharge pits, recharge trenches, tube wells, and recharge wells.”According to the report, inadequate water management and improper re-use of water are cited to be the reasons for the water scarcity. Rainwater harvesting is an affordable solution to overcome such water stress. Also, it could be a vital alternative for a decentralized water source. This alternative water source reduces the use of fresh water from the surface and groundwater sources. The harvested rainwater can be used for agricultural, domestic, and industrial use.Further, the report states that the rainwater harvesting system is often associated with high installation costs for existing buildings. The cost cannot be generalized as it varies depending on the site and size of the tank. Also, these systems can be used only in the rainy season. This results in decreased demand for rainwater harvesting systems.
BRAE, Innovative Water Solutions, Rainwater Harvesting Supply, Stormwater, Harvest H2O, Kingspan Environmental, Oasis, Rainharvest, SSWM, Water Harvesters.