Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a simple method by which rainfall is collected for future usage. The collected rainwater may be stored, utilised in different ways or directly used for recharge purposes. With depleting groundwater levels and fluctuating climate conditions, RWH can go a long way to help mitigate these effects. Capturing the rainwater can help recharge local aquifers, reduce urban flooding and most importantly ensure water availability in water-scarce zones. Though the term seems to have picked up greater visibility in the last few years, it was, and is even today, a traditional practice followed in rural India. Some ancient rainwater harvesting methods followed in India include madakas, ahar pynes, surangas, taankas and many more.

This water conservation method can be easily practiced in individual homes, apartments, parks, offices and temples too, across the world. Farmers have recharged their dry borewells, created water banks in drought areas, greened their farms, increased sustainability of their water resources and even created a river. Technical know how for the rooftop RWH with direct storage can be availed for better implementation. RWH An effective method in water scarce times, it is also an easily doable practice. Practical advice is available in books written by Indukanth Ragade & Shree Padre, talks by Anupam Mishra and other easy to follow fun ways

Read our FAQ on Rainwater Harvesting and have many basic questions answered.

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Hello,

I have 4 borewells in our residence at Wanwadi, Pune  that require groundwater recharging. I am looking for individuals/ agencies that can help us do this. Please contact me at 9766594544 for site inspection.

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Hi,

I would like to know if you provide guidance for rainwater harvesting farm ponds in rain fed agricultural lands. Our land is situated at distance of 12km from Sankarpally, Hyderabad.

Thanks

Sridevi

9885639508

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Country topper in managing rural water scheme and states adopting the new version of the National Water Policy hog the limelight this week.

Karnataka emerges as top performer in managing rural drinking water schemes

Karnataka was ranked as the top performer among 28 states which were evaluated on their performance in the implementation of rural drinking water schemes based on Management Devolution Index. For this it has received an incentive of Rs. 241.1 crore from the Union government.

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This one day session on the challenges faced in access to water and improved water sources through water credit initiatives was organised by water.org

Uday Shankar from water.org welcomed the audience and introduced the issue of access to safe water and sanitation. Gary White, water.org, set the tone of the seminar by explaining his organisation’s vision of ‘getting safe water’ for everyone. He explained the concept of water credit, which is a microfinance-based watercredit initiative that sees rural people as citizens and customers and offers them the financial power to access safe drinking water and basic sanitation services.

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Maya Ramaswamy shares her views on how discussing "water rights"will be meanigful only if all of us collectively contribute towards preserving and conserving our environment and in turn save our water sources

Water rights are being discussed today as a possibility. This will lead to civil war in this country. Rights are meaningless without paying attention to duties. It is our constitutional duty to preserve and heal our environment. 

If we pay attention to freeing our waters:

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This article by Aarti Kelkar - Khambete narrates the story of a commerce ex-lecturer, who successfully transformed a barren piece of land into a self sustainable farm

This story of the untiring efforts of a commerce ex-lecturer to convert twenty five acres of a barren piece of land into a self sustainable green farm, provides an ideal example of a model for rainwater harvesting and demonstrates how persistence and the sheer determination to go on till the end, can yield miraculous results.

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On 22-23 March 2013, Bangalore will celebrate World Water Day like never before - with an explosion of events all over the city

We invite you to visit homes and workplaces that have harvested rainwater, treated their sewage, and acted as water stewards. From lakes to apartment complexes to corporate offices, people from each part of Bangalore will open their doors for you. Join us!

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Hello,

We are a club with residential facilities for 100 people located in Jamalpur, Munger. We are planning to set up rainwater harvesting system in our campus.

I request you to provide us assistance in planning and construction of the project.

Thanking you

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The roundup this week includes news on the formulation of the model bill for groundwater development in India,

the drought situation in Maharashtra, the traditional rainwater harvesting system in Rajasthan. Besides this, the news also includes reports on the campaign to save the Loktak lake in Assam and mangroves in Sundarbans, the water supply schemes in Kerala and the dropping of groundwater levels in India

New bill to control groundwater exploitation

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