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10th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater International 2001"
Mannheim, Germany - September 2001

Section 1: Rainwater Harvesting in an Urban Context

Paper 1.8

Rainwater Harvesting in an Urban Context:Case Study of Bangalore City, India

S. Vishwanath
Bangalore Rainwater Club
email: chitravishwanath@vsnl.com

Introduction

Rainwater harvesting has gained tremendous interest among academics, institutions, media and lay people especially in the past few years all over India. While rainwater harvesting has a broad generic description in the rural context as water collected mainly for agriculture purpose in dry land and tank irrigated area, rooftop rainwater harvesting has a clearer definition as water collected from rooftops chiefly for domestic consumption. In this paper rainwater harvesting refers to the process of collecting, filtering and storing water for urban use. Collecting can be from rooftops and also at urban micro-watershed level in lakes and tanks Storing can however mean actual storage in tanks and sumps or recharging groundwater either through open wells or deep bore wells.

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