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Rainwater Harvesting


Jamia Hamdard University's Rainwater Harvesting System

Got 1st rank in Institutional category. Mr S. Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard University receiving Rs 2 Lakh award from Chief minister

 

Janki Devi Memorial College's Rainwaterharvesting System

   

Got 2nd rank in Institutional category. , Janki Devi Memorial College receiving Rs 1 Lakh award from Chief minister

 

Laws and policy city wise

 

LEGISLATION ON RAINWATER HARVESTING

 

New Delhi

Costs

How much will it cost to catch rain?

When community come together to harvest rain, the per-capita investment goes down. For instance, Panchsheel Park Colony about 1000 residents pooled in Rs 4.5 lakh to harvest more than 170 million litres of water annually.

Training Course on Urban Rainwater Harvesting

Every summer, there is a big hue and cry for drinking water in our cities. Rapid urbanisation and industrialisation is leading to overexploitation and pollution of water resources. It leads to scarcity of water. On the other hand our water demands are increasing day by day.

Front Page Teaser: 

Date: March 30 - April 3, 2010
 
Apply now and get answers to your water problems through a hands on workshop.

Maintenance and Monitoring

Once you have installed a RWH system it is a good idea to also set a system for monitoring.

  • How much water you are catching
  • How much of this you are using
  • How much you are recharging
  • This will help you to provide concrete evidence of the impact of rainwater harvesting
  • If the data is positive it will help to catalyse other people to follow in your footsteps.
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How can you monitor quantity of water recharged?

Groundwater recharge:

Construction

Procedures and specifications for construction of storage and recharge tanks are explained below. There are a lot of similarities in the construction steps of both storage and recharge structures.

I. Masonry Tanks:

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