Needed: A million Recharge Wells
Clean catchments such as rooftops, roads and storm drains could be used to harvest a substantial volume of the city's rainfall.
Bengaluru's well diggers have shown how traditional water bodies can be revived: Water activitst Vishwanath Srikantaiah
"We must build the governance and institutional capabilities for an integrated urban water management system. The rest will follow."
India’s deepening water crisis: How villages had water before govt took over
When every village captures all the run-off resulting from the rain falling over its entire land can every village have enough water.
This Bengaluru Couple Save 1 Lakh Litres of Water Every Year. Here’s How
The capital cost of building an eco-friendly house is 10 per cent lower. It also reduces the overall carbon footprint and water wastage.
Jal Sahelis quench the thirst of parched villages in Bundelkhand
Jal Sahelis across 200 villages in U.P., M.P. are reviving water harvesting structures and traditional water bodies through community participation.
Farm ponds that dot parched Marathwada may deplete groundwater in the long run
Farm ponds can lead to privatization of water by a few, and when dug on a large scale, these schemes ignore the carrying capacity of the watershed.
Number crunching helps farmers manage water
“They realise that groundwater is a common resource, not private property, and hence requires collective action,”
Transitioning to Sustainable Development Goals for Water
In dryland areas, falling groundwater levels may be causing working handpumps and borewells to go dry, requiring large capital expenditure.
How Borewell Restoration Is Helping Farmers Repay Their Loans
"In areas where several borewells tap the aquifer, ... we try to convince the whole community to opt for recharge."