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12th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Mainsteaming Rainwater Harvesting"
New Delhi, India - November 2005

Abstracts (PDF 190kb)

Topics

1. Rainwater harvesting structures & technologies in different geo-hydro-thermo regimes

2. Socio-economic and ecological impact of rainwater harvesting; issues of financial viability and sustainability

3. Water laws & policy: problems, prospects and consumer perspective in rainwater harvesting and management of ground water

4. Framework for Mainstreaming Rainwater Harvesting & Management in Rural, Urban & Industrial sectors

5. Rainwater quality, sanitation and hygiene aspects

6. Technological aids for rainwater harvesting

1. Rainwater harvesting structures & technologies in different geo-hydro-thermo regimes

Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting System In Deccan Plateau Region, Andhra Pradesh, India.
R. Amarnath Babu
PDF of full document (8pp, 200kb)

Effects Of Different Rain Harvest Methods In Hilly Area Of The Northern Loess Plateau
Zheng Dawei, Wang Yantian, Zhang Jianxin, Duan Yu & Tuo Debao
PDF of full document (6pp, 59kb)

P 1+2: Rainwater Harvesting Program for Livestock and Agriculture in the Brazilian Semi-Arid Tropics
Johann Gnadlinger
PDF of full document (7pp, 37kb)

Rainwater Harvest By Tank Cascades In Sri Lanka – Was It A Technically Adapted Methodology By The Ancients?
Gangadhara, K.R. & Jayasena, H.A.H.
PDF of full document (11pp, 550kb)

Mainstreaming Rainwater Harvesting As Resource For Conjunctive Use
M. A. Khan & .Pratap Narain
PDF of full document (9pp, 290kb)

Rain Water Harvesting In Hills Of Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh
A.K.Manchand, Pankaj Mittal, H.L.Thakur, M. Mehta & A. Awasthi
PDF of full document (8pp, 460kb)

Water Resource Management In Marwar Region Of Rajasthan
M. Mehta & A. Awasthi
PDF of full document (9pp, 48kb)

Towards An Improvement Of Water Management In Regions Of Water Scarcity
Luiz Rafael Palmier
PDF of full document (8pp, 43kb)

Sweet Water Harvesting In Brackish Formations Using Traditional Wisdom – A Case Study
R. K. Pandey & Sunil Simon
PDF of full document (5pp, 280kb)

Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting In Remote Rural Schools: An Approach For Global Replication
Bunker Roy
PDF of full document (7pp, 30kb)

Utilization Of Available Water Resources In Uttaranchal: An Appraisal Of Current Status At The District Scale
V. N. Sharda & P.R. Ojasvi
PDF of full document (7pp, 250kb)

Rainwater Harvesting Structures & Technologies In Different Geo-Hydro-Thermo Regimes & Agro Climatic Zones – A Case Study
Sivaraman K.R.
PDF of full document (9pp, 51kb)

Rainwater Harvesting For Home Gardens In Dry Zone Of Sri Lanka
P. A. Weerasinghe, T. N. Ariyananda & C.S. Weeraratna
PDF of full document (7pp, 38kb)

2. Socio-economic and ecological impact of rainwater harvesting; issues of financial viability and sustainability

Rainwater Harvesting And Its Safety In Maldives A Pilot Study Conducted In Laamu Atoll Gan, Maldives - 2005
Aleem-Amu Abdul
PDF of full document (6pp, 29kb)

Need For Groundwater Utilization And Management In Aurangabad City, Maharashtra
S.M.Deshpande
PDF of full document (6pp, 270kb)

Rainwater Harvesting: Impact On Society, Economy & Ecology
Radha R. Goyal & Bharat Bhushan
PDF of full document (6pp, 31kb)

Rainwater Harvesting In The Uk – A Solution To Increasing Water Shortages?
Cath Hassell
PDF of full document (6pp, 29kb)

People Perception And Acceptance Of Rainwater Harvesting In A Coastal Area In Bangladesh
Md. Rezaul Karim, Anwara Begum Shelly & Michel Biswas
PDF of full document (9pp, 110kb)

Drinking Water Source Sustainability And Groundwater Quality Improvement In Rural Gujarat
Indira Khurana & Manmohan Sehgal
PDF of full document (5pp, 25kb)

Sustainability Of Watershed Projects: A Case Of Punjab Shivalik, India
Dr. Upendra Nath Roy
PDF of full document (17pp, 82kb)

Economics Of Rainwater Harvesting In The On-Farm Reservoir For Integrated Rainfed Farming System In Eastern India
Laxmi NarayanSethi, Sudhindra N. Panda & L. P. Pholane
PDF of full document (7pp, 61kb)

3. Water laws & policy: problems, prospects and consumer perspective in rainwater harvesting and management of ground water

Innovative Policy Interventions To Increase Domestic Rain Water Harvesting In Urban Areas
Tejwant Singh Brar, R.K. Jain & Deepak Khare
PDF of full document (7pp, 40kb)

Rainwater Harvesting For Residential Irrigation: How Sustainable Is It In Urban Context?
Bhakti Lata Devi, Basant Maheshwari & Bruce Simmons
PDF of full document (8pp, 41kb)

State Water Laws/Policy Vs. Communityawareness On Water In Natural Catchments Areasmanagement Issues
Ujjal Hazarika
PDF of full document (7pp, 51kb)

Rainwater Harvesting – An Alternate Water Resources In Taiwan
Kwong Fai & Andrew Lo
PDF of full document (6pp, 32kb)

River Interlinking And Rainwater Harvesting: A Comparison In Indian Perspective
D. Mohan & S. Sarkar
PDF of full document (8pp, 48kb)

Barriers To Rainwater Harvesting In An Aboriginal Community In South Australia
Meryl Pearce-Churchill, Eileen Willis & Tom Jenkin
PDF of full document (7pp, 58kb)

Integrated Water Resources Strategies
David B. Stacey, Elizabeth Mann & John Petrie
PDF of full document (8pp, 96kb)

4. Framework for mainstreaming rainwater harvesting & management in rural, urban & industrial sectors

A Brief Study Of The Technologies Of Accumulating And Utilizing Rainwater In China
Wang Yingjun
PDF of full document (8pp, 66kb)

Women Groups Harvest Rainwater And Influence National Policy A Ugandan Case Study
Charles Rwabambari & Hans Hartung
PDF of full document (6pp, 150kb)

Homestead Watershed Management: A Forgotten Traditional Water Wisdom Of Kerala State, India
Dr. Jos C Raphael
PDF of full document (4pp, 240kb)

The Role Of Rain Centres In Promoting Rainwater Harvesting In Urban Areas.
Dr. Sekhar Raghavan, C.M.Navaratne, K.D.N.Weerasinghe & L.N.N.Jayasuriya
PDF of full document (5pp, 170kb)

Optimum Tank Capacity For Rain Water Harvesting Systems In Home Gardens
C.M.Navaratne, K.D.N.Weerasinghe & L.N.N.Jayasuriya
PDF of full document (6pp, 140kb)

Piloting The Delivery Of Domestic Roofwater Harvesting Systems In Bushenyi And Mbarara Districts In Western Uganda
Grace Nakanjakko & Gloria Kamugasha Karungi
PDF of full document (8pp, 160kb)

Rainwater Harvesting Is The Way To Enhance Water Use Efficiency In Rainfed Area
Zhu Qiang & Li Yuanhong
PDF of full document (6pp, 43kb)

Using Media To Popularize RWH Our Experiences
Shree Padre
PDF of full document (5pp, 25kb)

Rainwater Conservation From The Roof In Hyderabad, Ap, India
M M Sharma
PDF of full document (3pp, 16kb)

5. Rainwater quality, sanitation and hygiene aspects

Tank Sludge As A Sink For Bacterial And Heavy Metal Contaminants And Its Capacity For Settlement, Resuspension And Flocculation Enhancement
Anthony T. Spinks, Dunstan, R.H., Coombes, P., Berghout, B. & Kuczera, G.
PDF of full document (9pp, 58kb)

Slow Sand Filtration Within Rainwater Tanks
Celia Way & Terry Thomas
PDF of full document (9pp, 260kb)

Rainwater Harvesting: An Integrated Approach For The Provission Of Safe Water From Cisterns
Taha Mohammed Taher
PDF of full document (8pp, 680kb)

Balancing Microbial Quality And Corrosion Potential Of Instantaneous, Solar, And Storage Hotwater Systems Supplied By Harvested Rainwater In The Urban Environment
Anthony T. Spinks, Dunstan, R.H., Coombes, P. & Kuczera, G.
PDF of full document (9pp, 87kb)

Removal Of Heavy Metals From Rainwater In Vertical Flow Biofilters Conditioned With Sulphate Reducing Bacteria (SRB).
A.I.Rafida & P.J. Sallis
PDF of full document (14pp, 370kb)

Quantifying The First-Flush Phenomenon
D. Brett Martinson & Terry Thomas
PDF of full document (7pp, 160kb)

Rainwater Quality Assessment In A One-Family Building In The Southeast Of Brazil
André Teixeira Hernandes & Simar Vieira de Amorim
PDF of full document (8pp, 290kb)

An Overview Of A Decade Of Research Into The Quality Of Rainwater Supplies Collected From Roofs
Peter J Coombes, Hugh Dunstan, Anthony Spinks, Craig Evans & Tracy Harrison
PDF of full document (9pp, 170kb)

Recommendations For Improving Rain Water Quality, (A Study Conducted In 2 Districts In Sri Lanka)
Tanuja Ariyananda
PDF of full document (7pp, 200kb)

Consumption Of Tank Rainwater And Influence Of Recent Rainfall On The Risk Of Gastroenteritis Among Young Children In Rural South Australia
Jane S. Heyworth & Trenna Rowe
PDF of full document (7pp, 34kb)

Water Safety Plans For Rainwater And Greywater Reuse
Godfrey S., Kumar, P., Swami, A., Wate, S R. & Dwivedi, H.B.
PDF of full document (3pp, 21kb)

Community Catchments in Southwestern Uganda
Geoff Owen
PDF of full document (6pp, 27kb)

6. Technological aids for rainwater harvesting

The Possible Integration Of A GIS Based Metholodology With The Existing Community Rainwater Harvesting Plan Of Hauz Khas Apartment, New Delhi (India)
Shakti Prakash & Y.P. Abrol
PDF of full document (7pp, 49kb)

Two Within-Field Rainwater Harvesting Measures And Their Effects On Increasing Soil Moisture And Crop Production In North China
Jianxin Zhang, Dawei Zheng, Yanhua Su & Yu Duan
PDF of full document (8pp, 69kb)

Rainwater Harvesting And Artificial Recharge Of Groundwater In Watersheds Of Chhattisgarh State, India – A Case Study
N C Gautam, S D Tripathi, C Bhanu Prakash, NVN Suresh & Dinesh Kar
PDF of full document (10pp, 310kb)

Low-Cost Inlet Filters For Rainwater Tanks
D. Brett Martinson & Terry Thomas
PDF of full document (7pp, 160kb)

Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Groundwater Prospects Mapping & Siting Recharge Structures
Anand Kumar
PDF of full document (6pp, 210kb)

GIS Based Water Balance Study Of Koyna River Basin-India
Kamble Baburao Dashrath
PDF of full document (9pp, 300kb)

Ferrocement Water Storage Tanks for Rain Water Harvesting in Hills & Islands
P.C. Sharma
PDF of full document (8pp, 1.0Mb)

Water Resources Development – Role Of Remote Sensing And Eographical Information System
K.H.V. Durga Rao, V. Venkateswara Rao & P.S. Roy
PDF of full document (8pp, 270kb)

Deriving A General Operating Policy Of A Multiple Reservoir System Using A Combination Model Of Optimization And Artificial Intelligence Techniques – A Case Study In The Mae Klong System, Thailand
Janejira Tospornsampan & Ichiro Kita
PDF of full document (7pp, 49kb)

Sustainable Moisture Management: Its All Water, Its All Good
Richard Jennings
PDF of full document (9pp, 1.5Mb)


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