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Analysis of the Contribution of Rainwater Recycling (RWR) to the Campus Area

Version 1 : Received: 10 September 2019 / Approved: 11 September 2019 / Online: 11 September 2019 (12:56:15 CEST)

How to cite: Bekar, M.; Yalçınalp, E.; Meral, A. Analysis of the Contribution of Rainwater Recycling (RWR) to the Campus Area. Preprints 2019, 2019090118 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201909.0118.v1). Bekar, M.; Yalçınalp, E.; Meral, A. Analysis of the Contribution of Rainwater Recycling (RWR) to the Campus Area. Preprints 2019, 2019090118 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201909.0118.v1).

Abstract

The reserves of water, which is one of the most important requirements for human life, gradually decreases under current conditions and rapidly depletes despite being one of the renewable resources. Considering the global water reserves, it became imperative to implement measures to protect the anticipated water reserves. The fact that the amount of quality water per capita decreases every day in the world and the increasing competition in water management could be considered among the indicators of the above-mentioned case. In recent years, as the effects of this adversity became increasingly more evident, several sustainable methods were adopted all over the world such as rain gardens and rainwater storage facilities. These sustainable techniques could be observed in many areas, especially in urban centers. In the present study, the area with the highest water collection was determined at Karadeniz Technical University Kanuni Campus and identified as the study area. Precipitation per square meter and surface runoff volume were identified based on the GIS (Geographic Information System) data, annual water collection volume was calculated, and information on economic and ecological recycling of the water was provided. In conclusion, the precipitation data for 11 years were compared, and it was calculated that the average annual precipitation was 64.06 kg/m2 and annual surface runoff water was 552.77 m3. Based on the surface runoff water volume in the months when no irrigation is conducted, a reservoir was designed under the vehicle road and water recycling recommendations were developed.

Subject Areas

Irrigation; rainwater harvest; surface runoff; ecologic recycling; landscape ecology

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