Rainwater Harvesting | Centre for Science and Environment


Work Overview

CSE started its work on water issues way back in the 80s, when it was becoming apparent that the water management paradigm based on exploitation of surface and groundwater resources even as it neglected capturing rain to recharge or for direct use would lead the country to a huge water crisis. CSE first focussed on pushing for policy reforms in the water sector to mainstream harvesting rainwater in both urban and rural areas.

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Catch Water Where It Falls - Toolkit on Urban Rainwater Harvesting

This is a hands-on book based on exhaustive case studies on how rainwater harvesting (RWH) is being implemented, across India – in residential, institutional, and industrial/commercial segments. You will find cases that you can relate to, with all the details you would need, to implement RWH in your premises.

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Fourth Citizens' Report [SOE-4]: Dying Wisdom

Dying Wisdom: Rise, Fall and Potential of India's Traditional Water Harvesting System provides a comprehensive overview of India's millennia-old traditions of water harvesting. This book triggered a nationwide interest in community-based water management.

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Making Water Everybody's Business: Practice and Policy of Water Harvesting

This publication documents traditions, practices technologies and policies of water harvesting in the country. It also assesses state government efforts to deal with drought. The book has a clear message for the thirsty times ahead: Water must be made everybody's business.

Technical Advice

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Technical advice for planning and designing rainwater harvesting

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Training Programs & Capacity Building

RWH Trainings Programme

Training programmes focus on improving capacities and understanding of rainwater harvesting for municipal engineers under Centre of Excellence Programme of Ministry of Urban Development and general practising professionals of India and South Asia.

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Contact Address

  Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
  Programme Director
  Email: srohilla@cseindia.org
  Sushmita Sengupta
  Deputy Programme Manager
  Email: sushmita@cseindia.org
  Mob: +91-9899928837
 

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