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Rainwater Harvesting


Training Programme on Urban Rainwater Harvesting

Date: July 27 - 31, 2010
Every summer, there is a big hue and cry for drinking water in our cities. Rapid urbanization and industrialization is leading to over exploitation and pollution of water resources. It leads to scarcity of water. On the other hand our water demands are increasing day by day.

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Step by Step Process

 
    A. Types, area and location of catchments

Training Programme on Urban Rainwater Harvesting, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage (MWS&D), Sri Lanka and Colombo based NGO, Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) organised a three day training programme in Colombo on ‘Urban Rainwater Harvesting’ for Srilankan government officials between 27th and 29th April, 2011.

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Technology

 

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

Best Practices

 

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Technology

Components

Design

Construction

 

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

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.

Who can do it for you?

Aizwal

Mr. Dunglena
Verdant Ridge,
Laiputliang, 
Aizwal-796012, MIZORAM

Ahmedabad

PRAVAH
200 Azad Society, Polytechnic Road, Ambawadi, 
Ahmedabad-380015, 
GUJARAT

Centre for Integrated Development
2nd floor, 96, Azad Society
Nehru Nagar, Ahmedabad, 
GUJARAT 
Email: cfidahmedabad@yahoo.com

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