Habitat for Humanity housing project: a case study emphasizing water conservation design for a semi-arid land site

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dc.degree.department Thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Thesis en_US
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.name M .Arch . en_US
dc.rights.availability unrestricted en_US
dc.creator Henry , Jane U en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T18 :41 :51Z
dc.date.available 2011 -02 -18T23 :34 :06Z en_US
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T18 :41 :51Z
dc.date.issued 2001 -05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /20200 en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of this thesis is to make clear the extent and urgency of the crisis in the water situation for the twenty one counties in the Texas Panhandle known as the Llano Estacado , and to suggest ways in which all citizens can take practical and affordable steps to be a part of the solution to that crisis . The water from the Ogallala Aquifer , primary freshwater supply for this region , is being drawn down at a rate that far exceeds its recharge . Therefore , beginning with a summation of the facts , the project reviews the problems of the semi -arid region , created by nature and exacerbated by the actions of mankind , and looks at the choices being made about using the limited water supply . A discussion of the natural forces that impact water use explains how these same forces can be garnered to help solve the problem of water shortage . A review of historic precedents from semi -arid climates around the world gives suggestions for water conservation methods that can be adapted today in areas of limited water supply . Suggestions then are made for specific solutions citizens of the region can adapt to have a positive impact on problem of water shortage . The solutions are applied specifically to site of Habitat for Humanity in Lubbock as a microcosm of the problem and a case study for changes that can conserve water in the region . The solutions focus quite specifically on site design based on needs of the Habitat community , harvesting and storing rain water , recycling greywater , holding water on the land to be absorbed into the soil , landscaping with native plants and building with local materials . en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas Tech University en_US
dc.subject inc en_US
dc.subject Habitat for Humanity en_US
dc.subject Water conservation en_US
dc.subject Housing - - Design en_US
dc.title Habitat for Humanity housing project : a case study emphasizing water conservation design for a semi -arid land site en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis en_US


Habitat for Humanity housing project: a case study emphasizing water conservation design for a semi-arid land site. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /20200 .

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