CSE’s work on Urban RWH
The first step: To make households, industries, institutions, and urban mohallas, all recognise the importance and value of rainwater harvesting for their own lives.
|B. Reportage to inform and to inspire …|
|C. Meetings and interactions|
|Schools, colleges, engineering institutions University campuses, NGOs and government buildings|
|Public sector companies, private industries, army cantonments|
|D. Model projects for urban audiences|
|• Act as a catalyst in spreading water literacy
• Reinstate and reaffirm the potential of rain
• Convince the citizens with the impact of rainwater harvesting
• Serve as field level research centre
21 model projects in Delhi (since 2002)-Extensive monitoring of performance and impact-Infiltration tests and water use studies
|A. Urban Water Harvesting Technical Advisory services|
|To help NGOs and technical institutions in different cities of India construct water harvesting systems in their premises. Last 3 years 700 advices; 200 implemented
|Water harvesting manual in 5 regional languages
|B. Training workshops|
|Hands-on workshops- interactive seminars, classroom instruction, detailed case studies and field trips
One, two, four and five days programmes-target group specific training modules-30 training programmes since 2001; hundreds of presentations
Target groups- masons, plumbers, RWAs, Engineers, government officials, military engineers, schools
|C. Training and education> Rain Catchers|
|D. Raincentres: Knowledge and demonstration centres|
|Chennai, Meerut and Sayla
|A. Research on|
City water profiles (Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Indore, Kanpur)
Water audits & Infiltration studies (since 2004)
Presentations to policy & decision makers
• Presentation to governors and central ministers on water harvesting for drought proofing
• Distribution of briefing papers to parliamentarians
• Presentation to Parliamentary standing committee on India’s water challenges
• Presentation to Parliamentary standing committee on rural drinking water supply
• Presentations to the Delhi government officials
Impact: idea established..
• 2002: Prime Minister said rainwater harvesting is an idea whose time has come.
• By 2003: Key cities in India had legislated to make rwh mandatory for buildings.
• 2004: Finance minister launched programme for restoration of traditional water bodies.
• By 2005: Parliament speaker set up group on water conservation. Says will do rwh in Parliament-.every constituency.