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Spate irrigation is an ancient form of water harvesting. It is a method of managing unpredictable and potentially destructive flash floods for crop and livestock production. By making water available, it can contribute to increasing the diversity of farming systems where it is found. It is the major source of livelihood for many communities in west Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Rainwater harvesting is an age-old practice in India. It is a process of collection of runoff from treated or untreated land surfaces/catchments or rooftops and storing it in an open farm pond or closed water tanks/ reservoirs or in situ moisture strorage in the soil itself.

In Syria water harvesting is not much adopted by farmers. One of the reasons is that the agricultural research and extension support services in Syria lack specific and systematic knowledge on potential areas and suitable locations for water harvesting.

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Much of the enormous water resources in India

This article examines the traditional water resources in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, which is blessed with varied and bountiful natural water resources such as khads, nalas, baudis, nawns, chhrudus, khatris, wells etc. However a recent study has revealed that 20% of the traditional water resources are in disuse, many of them dying a natural death due to poor maintenance, disrepair and the availability of modern facilities such as hand pumps and taps.

THE International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of the UNESCO will work extensively in the field of rainwater harvesting, not only to consolidate existing knowledge, but also to develop cheaper and more efficient technologies for water harvesting, said Minja Yang, Director, UNESCO, New Delhi. "About 40 per cent of the world pop ulation is suffering from acute water shortage,' said Yang, whose message was read out at the International Symposium on Water Harvesting at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) here on Monday She said .

Water is classified as one of the most basic human needs. Although it covers 2/3 of the earth's surface giving the allusion that it is an infinite resource we are about to be proved wrong as the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) claims that they are unable to supply water 24 hours to urban areas due to the rapidly rising demand."We are already suffering from a water shortage this year as it is difficult to accommodate the growing demand. NWSDB General Manager K.L.L Premanath said.

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