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Why Rainwater is healthy compared to Packaged Drinking Water?

Rains have always been fascinating. The rainwater harvesting systems are on rising trend. They are not only used to conserve rainwater for cleaning, washing and gardening purposes but also for drinking after applying basic purification methods like boiling or filtration. Drinking rainwater is more economical and easy way than any other packaged drinking water in Read more about Why Rainwater is healthy compared to Packaged Drinking Water?[…]

Rainwater Drainage Gutters – A Lifeline for Your RWH System

Drainage gutter is an important component of any rainwater harvesting system, to have a good water harvest. There are some facets to be considered while adding the frame of the drainage gutters to your rooftops or other catchment areas; their build-up material, right size and maintenance requirements. This blog includes a brief discussion on these Read more about Rainwater Drainage Gutters – A Lifeline for Your RWH System[…]

Rainwater Harvesting: A solution to Urban flooding

It is a shocking irony that today there is a severe scarcity of water while during rainfall the urban areas are just flooded by the water. A large percentage of people in India does not get safe water to drink and yet during the rainy season the roads in the city areas are jammed by Read more about Rainwater Harvesting: A solution to Urban flooding[…]

Green Building Certifications in India – Aspects, Authorities & Norms

The Green building initiatives in India and the world is hogging since the year 1990s. Since then, the world has changed a lot with more environmental issues and concerns. It is hence required to have a knowledge about the latest standards and certifications in green building revolution. The national & international standards, codes, green product Read more about Green Building Certifications in India – Aspects, Authorities & Norms[…]

Low Groundwater Levels in Maharashtra – 2018 Scenario

A severe decline of 3 metres in the groundwater levels of the regions of Maharashtra, is haunting the authorities and people. The rainfall deficit and overuse of groundwater for irrigation during this year’s dry spell are the leading causes for this situation. City’s daily quota of water is being cut down, to quickly handle the Read more about Low Groundwater Levels in Maharashtra – 2018 Scenario[…]

Stepwells or Vavs of Gujarat – A Perfect Example for a Community Based Rainwater Harvesting

Gujarat is called “A Land of Stepwells” for being a host to many earliest stepwell structures. Vav, as they are called here, makes the cavernous spaces for adequate water store, in the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. The presence of such water conservation structures supports the effort of harvesting rainwater at a community level. Read more about Stepwells or Vavs of Gujarat – A Perfect Example for a Community Based Rainwater Harvesting[…]

Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Existing Properties- Challenges & Cost-Effectiveness

Many states in India have passed the legislation for having a compulsory rainwater harvesting system, being installed in houses or other buildings. In some states, the law is only applicable for new construction, while in some cities like Bangalore, it is made compulsory for all the existing properties as well. There are inherent challenges of Read more about Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Existing Properties- Challenges & Cost-Effectiveness[…]

Rainwater Harvesting in Developed Countries – Setting High Quality Benchmarks

Developed countries have more advanced ways to manage their resources, to provide them to their citizens’ consumption. One of their success mantras is to save and preserve. Rainwater harvesting might be a greater need of developing countries, but it is also practiced in developed nations, to sustain their natural wealth and earning and to secure Read more about Rainwater Harvesting in Developed Countries – Setting High Quality Benchmarks[…]

Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting – The Easy-Peasy Solution to Harvest Rainwater

The practice of rainwater harvesting is 4,000 years old. In the absence of modern methods for extracting and distributing water to each household, our ancestors had to rely on rainwater harvesting methods, using natural water sources and rain. In broad categories, there are two versions- Land-based and Roof-based rainwater harvesting. The latter is more popular Read more about Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting – The Easy-Peasy Solution to Harvest Rainwater[…]

Raw Water – Is It Safe In Any Way

Living close to nature is what many of us are missing these days. This is mainly due to our urban setup, with concrete buildings and highly sophisticated living. We do make the occasional encounters with raw nature when we go hiking or mountaineering or nature trail. For those who cannot do this very often, they Read more about Raw Water – Is It Safe In Any Way[…]