S Lalitha, Bangalore, Oct 22, DH News Service:


M G Devasahayam

Seawater desalination finds no mention in the Chennai Second Master Plan. Desalination plants are energy guzzlers and their cost of production would be high. Yet, the government is aggressively pursuing these projects

As water woes multiply, the State government has begun an incentive-based scheme, coupled with stringent laws, to encourage rain water harvesting.

Mumbai In the midst of acute water crisis that Mumbai has been experiencing since 1996, there comes good news for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC). Seven years after the civic body made rainwater harvesting compulsory for all new structures in the city, the number of buildings that have adopted the system has doubled from 444 in 2008 to 900 in 2009.

Gadarif city, in central Sudan, has suffered from a shortage of drinking water for decades. Half of its daily water requirement is met through river water imported over 50 km away and from local salty wells. As a consequence of building a small dam to control seasonal floods, it was found that the dam reservoir recharges groundwater, raising the water table by few a meters.

K. Lakshmi

CHENNAI: With hardly a month to go for the onset of the northeast monsoon, a check of the rainwater harvesting structures is imperative to reap benefit of the showers.

Himanshu Kaushik | TNN

Gandhinagar: The state capital which is the highest per capita water consumer among 20 major cities of the country will now have to conserve rain water. The government, in the new master plan which is being prepared for Gandhinagar, has decided that it will be mandatory for each construction to have provisions for rain water harvesting (RWH).

Sessions to be held at the centre at Ayanavaram till October-end

Status check: With northeast monsoon a few weeks away, it is time again to check RWH structures to continue to reap benefits from them. A view of the Metrowater

After a delayed monsoon, showers are here but the rainwater is literally going down the drain. Reason: Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) system is still an emerging trend in the city.

A self sustained housing society, undaunted by water scarcity Come summer, several posh housing societies along Bengaluru