With the realisation that climate change was impacting resources of water, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), under the Ministry of Water Resources, has urged the States to make it mandatory for institutions to adopt rooftop rain water harvesting and promote artificially recharged ground water. The principle is to catch every drop where it falls.

Despite a 25 percent deficit in rainfall, a village in Udaipur still manages to fill up its water tanks to the brim. Shantanu Guha Ray finds out how

The broad objective of the report is to formulate technically viable proposal enabling funding agencies to implement a comprehensive and scientifically viable water conservation, artificial recharge and rain water harvesting program in the entire NCR, on loan/grant basis. The implementation strategy will have active community participation and awareness generation
programs.

The government has decided to make mandatory installation of solar panels in case of high-rise buildings having more than 10 floors in Dhaka and other major cities in a bid to ease the nagging power crisis.
At the same time, in view of the dwindling groundwater levels, construction of safe and suitable water reservoirs on rooftops of the high-rises would be ensured to harvest rain water.

This paper aims towards the development of the framework for domestic rooftop harvesting for drinking water. The paper is based on the analysis of survey record of around 50 houses of different rooftop areas of peri-urban area of Dhule city.

Cooling water booth installed in school at West Mambalam

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: D. Jayasudha, a student of Government Medical College, Vellore, receives books from Rajya Sabha member M.S. Swaminathan at a function organised by the Rajasthani Association, Tamil Nadu, in Chennai on Sunday.

The municipality of Contagem in the State of Minas Gerais, despite being known as an industrial centre, has an enormous potential to develop urban agriculture. The current administration recognises this, and supports the development of agriculture as an important strategy for consolidating its Municipal Food and Nutritional Security Policy.

A survey of rural communities in the Offin river basin suggests the value of blending traditional and scientific knowledge in strategies for coping with climate change and variability.

On or after the commencement of the Bangalore water supply and sewerage (Amendment) Act 2009 every owner or occupier who has constructed building in the site area 2400 square feet and above whether for residential/non residential/Government/commercial and any other purposes shall provide rain water harvesting structures within nine months from the date of commencement of the amendment Act 2009, in

Huge blocks of flats in cities can provide supplementary water requirement, manage floods and reduce pollution of the environment

Simple techniques: Storing rain and rooftop water in apartments has now become easy

Apartments are mushrooming all over our cities with the boom in the housing sector.

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