This paper by AR Shivakumar of Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology was presented at a national seminar organised by ISRO at NIAS Bangalore in 2010. It highlights the grave water situation in the city where the water demand is ever on the increase with the increasing population.

This study explored the feasibility and acceptability of harvested rainwater in rural communities of Bangladesh as well as densely populated City like Dhaka, using simple and low-cost technology. As a part of this study, a field survey was conducted in the water-scarce Dhaka City. Four slums were selected for conducting questionnaire survey.

Mumbai In the wake of Raj Thackeray

Mumbai Two days after advising political parties to focus on issues like water rather than blood donation
, MNS chief Raj Thackeray called on municipal commissioner Swadheen Kshatriya and demanded that open spaces and BMC buildings be used for rainwater harvesting during the monsoon.

Although Bangladesh receives plenty of rainwater during its monsoon, both rural and urban areas suffer from shortages of safe drinking water during dry season. Arsenic contamination of ground water affects many rural areas, whilst some urban areas including the capital, Dhaka City, lack sufficient potable ground water to meet the demand.

Climate change and water governance in Delhi: legends, tales and plans by Ananda Vadivelu, Shailly Kedia presented at the National Climate Research Conference, IIT Delhi, March 5-6, 2010.

S Lalitha , Bangalore, Feb 19, DH News Service:

Alarmed by the poor response from house-owners in the face of the fast-approaching deadline to instal rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has warned house-owners either to opt for RWH before May 27 or face disconnection of drinking water supply.

This is the first in a series on water woes faced by the country

Want information on rainwater harvesting (RWH)? It is now just a phone call away.

The Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), along with the BWSSB have launched a help desk dedicated to address queries on RWH on Wednesday.

It will be carried out with the participation of people

COIMBATORE: Rain water harvesting structures will be put up at Rs.1 crore at 215 places prone to stagnation across the city. The project will be funded by the Central Ground Water Board of the Union Ministry of Water Resources, District Collector P. Umanath announced here on Thursday.