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REVELING IN RAIN: NEW RAIN CENTRE IN CHENNAI

"A local place where people could learn how to harvest rainwater from the display of posters, models of water harvesting structures, and learn from first-hand advice from the experts," was how Anil Agarwal, the founder director of CSE, visualised a series of Rain Centres across the country. Now, the  Centre of Science and Environment (CSE) in partnership with Akash Ganga Trust, a Chennai-based citizen's action group, will unveil its first Rain Centre in Chennai later this month.

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The founder of the Centre of Science and Environment, the late Anil Agarwal’s vision will be housed in the heart of Chennai as a permanent exhibition displaying different aspects of traditional and modern rainwater harvesting systems in India. Visitors can learn about rainwater harvesting initiatives spearheaded in the city and in the western coastal plains. The Centre also showcases Chennai’s water management system and urban water status.

This comprehensive resource on rainwater harvesting houses a functioning rainwater harvesting model and features colourful panels and posters on water harvesting in different ecological zones of India. Visitors can watch electronic simulations and "water scenarios," outlining the availability, rainfall, distribution and water usage in the western coastal plains. Water testing kits and information on testing water quality are also available.

Other resources at the Centre include a CD Rom presentation that details CSE’s campaign on rainwater harvesting, an urban and rural technological database, together with detailed case studies of rainwater harvesting initiatives and practitioners in India. As part of its outreach efforts, the Rain Centre will organize eco tours for school students.

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Agarwal’s idea was to establish a network of Rain Centres in urban areas across the country in a bid to attract, educate and raise awareness of rainwater’s tremendous potential in checking and controlling scarcity of water that has reached critical levels in most urban regions in the country. It also highlights the key role played by local communities in sustaining such projects.

Located in the heart of Chennai, the Rain Centre is open to the public, free of charge. Chennai is just the beginning. CSE plans to paint Delhi, Udaipur and Bangalore blue before this year ends.

Visit us at:

RAIN CENTRE
No.4, 3rd Trust Link Street
(off Santhome High Road)
Mandavelipakkam,
Chennai 600 028

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