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Lakes in Courts: Cases on Protection of Lakes

Every Indian city, worth its salt, was known by its water body. In fact, localities were named after this wealth. It made the city, because, people understood the connection between these structures built to harvest rain and their drinking water.


Step by Step Process

    A. Types, area and location of catchments



A rainwater harvesting system comprises components of various stages - transporting rainwater through pipes or drains, filtration,

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The components of rainwater harvesting systems include: 

(1) catchment 

(2) conveyance or conduit system 

(3) first flush 

(4) filters 

(5) storage or recharge system 


(1) Catchment

Presentations March 6, 2010

National Research Conference on Climate Change


Presentations March 5, 2010

National Research Conference on Climate Change


Doing Rainwater Harvesting: FAQs

1. What is RWH and why should I do it? 
It simply means catching and holding rain where it falls and using it. You can store it in tanks or you can use it to recharge groundwater. Doing RWH has the following benefits:

  • Meet household water needs especially during periods of scarcity. Rainwater is the purest form of water that doesn’t contain impurities like fluoride, arsenic, etc.
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