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Catch Water Where It Falls: Toolkit on urban rainwater harvesting

Feb 05, 2013

Centre for Science and Environment’s toolkit, Catch Water Where It Falls deals with all the details needed for efficient rainwater harvesting in India.

Catch Water Where It Falls

This is Centre for Science and Environment’s new hands-on-book, based on a survey with exhaustive case studies on how rainwater harvesting (RWH) is being implemented, across India – in residential, institutional, and industrial and commercial segments.

The book includes cases that you one can relate to with all the details needed to implement RWH, right from helping to prepare water budget, harvesting for storage/ recharge to maintenance and beyond.

Water is what urban India is fighting for today. Cities across the country are facing the crippling effects of acute water scarcity. There is hardly any city that can boast of a 24-hour water supply. Groundwater tables are falling rapidly, centuries-old water bodies have disappeared or are severely polluted. Urban floods are becoming a regular phenomenon during monsoons. In addition to this, most of our rivers have become carriers of urban filth.

This is giving rise to a nightmarish scenario in which urban populations, mainly the urban poor, are at the receiving end.   The toolkit also helps to re-train and re-skill a generation of Indians who have lost touch with nature’s most precious gift – rain.

The book has also documented the experiences of diverse segments, and most importantly, the new innovations adopted, from the design of filters to rainwater harvesting sumps etc. This innovation is what the society needs as it rebuilds its knowledge of living with nature.

The book offers easy solutions to address this serious issue, and many are already implementing them.

For more, click here.

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