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

Section 5: Legal and Political Aspects of Rainwater Harvesting

Paper 5.15

Community Rainwater Harvesting Structures for Dalit Habitats

S. Ayyankalai
Mass Action for Social Welfare
Tamil Nadu


Water is an essential resource, covering basic human needs. The world's thirst for water is likely to become one of the most pressing resource issues of the 21st century. Global water consumption rose six fold between 1900 and 1995 more than double the rate of the population growth. Surface water supplies are Literally shrinking and ground water reserves are being depleted faster than they can be replenished by precipitation. Water crisis started gaining momentum and is likely to accelerate further in future.

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