In the event of deforestation, the natural capacity of the ground to hold the runoff rainwater has diminished. The precious rainwater keeps flowing with greater speed, causing flood-like situations. It has also resulted in non-recharging of the used groundwater. To cope up with the situation, numerous water recharge methods have been deployed, based on the Read more about Recharge Pits – A Widely Used Artificial Method for Recharging Ground Water[…]
Environmental diminution is the biggest concern of 21st. Century. The organizations and people around the world are actively contributing towards spreading the awareness about present environmental hazards and their preventive measures. One such measure is to reduce your carbon footprint, by limiting yourself from any action which leads to the emission of carbon dioxide in Read more about Green Buildings in India – Innovation that is Inspiring the World[…]
The various processes of a factory or industry make a generous use of water resource. Some industries like power generation, textiles & garments, beverage, etc. make more use of water than their other counterparts. Along with using water for production work, the offices and factories also need to provide enough water for the sanitation and Read more about Industrial Rainwater Harvesting – the Need, Process, and Everything Else[…]
Water management has always been an agenda at a national level. Increasing population and exploitation of groundwater, has led to the emergence for initiating various methods for conserving water resources and rainwater. Although population increase is the biggest factor in this crisis, someone asserted that our population can also be our strength. The more we Read more about Chennai Metro Water Rainwater Harvesting Challenge – An Initiative to Make the Existing Rainwater Harvest Structure Functional Again[…]
Who doesn’t love the cool showers and that nostalgic smell of wet earth! A monsoon is a most awaited season as it comes at the perfect time when everyone is tired of being sweaty throughout the summers. But this wait may soon become dreadful due to monsoon borne diseases and health issues. All you need Read more about How to Enjoy Monsoon and Not to Regret[…]
As Kerala is hit by the worst flood since 1924, an analysis is continued to be made about what has happened. There were many reports that supported the fact that the disaster was not unforeseen. Is there something that could have been done to avoid this calamity? And, what now? The monsoons of the year Read more about Kerala Floods 2018 – What Happened In The God’s Own Country[…]
In the first part of this two-blog series, we have listed 10 ancient methods observed in India for the conservation of water. Here we are again, to present the rest of the listing: Nadi Nadis are mostly found near Jodhpur in Rajasthan. They are the village ponds which receive the rainwater from the adjoining natural Read more about Ancient Indian Water Conservation Techniques- Part 2[…]
Our ancestors from ancient India have invented so many useful things, whose references are being used in combating modern-day problems. Water conservation methods are one such area from the pages of ancient India. The excellent water harvesting and drainage systems in the cities of Indus Valley Civilization are masterpieces of their time and were so Read more about Ancient Indian Water Conservation Techniques – Part 1[…]
India is a land of 14 major and 44 medium rivers. The catchment area of each of the major river is 20,000 sq. km and above while that of medium rivers, is between 2000-20,000 sq. km. Also, there are 53 small rivers each with the catchment area of 2000 sq. km. These rivers receive their top-up from glaciers and rainwater. India receives an average rainfall of 4000 BCM (Billion Cubic Metre) every year from the rain. This is what we see as surface water. Then, there is some proportion of this surface water which gets absorbed and accumulated beneath the ground, called as groundwater.
Among all the available sources of water, mankind is majorly interested in groundwater, for his drinking and majorly, for its agricultural needs. From the statistics mentioned earlier, it may seem like our country has enough water to meet the demands of the population. But here are some eye-opening points.
The drinking water demand of our earth’s population is generally fulfilled by two sources – groundwater and surface water (river, streams, waterfalls). However, rainfall is a major source of supply for above-mentioned sources. So, isn’t it a great idea to directly use the rainwater for drinking purpose? And moreover, rainwater is considered the purest form of water.
By the purest form of water, it is meant that rainwater has a low mineral composition and acidic content. But that does not mean it is safe to directly drink the rainwater. Even though its natural composition is neutral, the rainwater drops do pick up pollutants and dirt from the atmosphere, especially in the areas of high chemical industries and nuclear explosions. There are more reasons that support the need for purifying rainwater before using it as a potable water. […]