Water 1 Any land anywhere can be used to harvest rainwater
The fundamental reason: extend the fruits of the monsoon
The basic principle: Catch water where it falls
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TRADITIONAL

Indigenous systems

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MODERN

Contemporary systems

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HARVESTERS

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Methods

Traditional

Water has been harvested in India since antiquity, with our ancestors perfecting the art of water management.  This is a look at some of the traditional schemes of water harvesting, dying wisdoms,  which are slowly being lost to the modern onslaught.

 

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Modern

rbhavan.jpg (6847 bytes) To address the challenges of water security in the new millenium, a mixture of traditional wisdom and new techniques must be employed.  See some of the modern systems that are being used in India's cities, systems which merely build upon the lore of the past.

 

Harvesters

A look at some of the most successful of India's silent and often invisible rural engineers whose work in water harvesting has revitilised their village economies and created hope in a previously bleak landscape.

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