Measures for Ensuring Sustainability of Rainwater Harvesting
Urban centers in India are facing an ironical situation with regard to water today. On one hand there
is acute water scarcity and on the other, the streets are often flooded during the monsoons, reflecting
managerial inefficiency of the Urban Local Bodies to use the surplus water of the rainy season to
overcome the deficiency in other seasons.
The shortage of ground water is more pronounced due to urbanization and limited open areas
available for recharge of ground water. In some cities ground water extraction has reached very high
levels and has brought problems like declining water table, failures of wells/ tube wells and
deterioration in ground water quality and quantity. Water is more than often been seen as a cause for
social conflicts, protests, demonstrations and road-blockades. In the given situation rainwater
harvesting could prove to be a solution for overcoming this scenario.
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ISBN Series Number:- Not available - ISBN:- Not available - HS Number:- Not available - Series Title:- Not available - Pages: 12 Year: 2007 Publisher: UN-HABITAT Co-Publisher :- Not available - Languages:
Themes: Water Sanitation and Infrastructure Countries: Branch/Office:
Water, Sanitation and Infrastructure