International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 9, Part C (2020)
Rain water harvesting: A sustainable approach to water management
Gobind Kumar Sharma
A conventional rain water harvesting pond, though could meet the water requirement for some of the purposes, has failed to sustain its utility and people have filled it up to have a land surface to be utilized for other purpose. With introduction of water supply system, people are deriving more economic benefit by using the land area obtained for other purposes by filling up their old ponds. With more and more numbers of ponds getting converted to land, adverse impact on hydrological system is now becoming visible, as flood and drought both are increasing at an alarming rate. To derive its hydrological benefit along with others, a rain water harvesting system has been designed to have benefits from its multiple applications coupled with scientific management of the available water. This has been designed in a way that people can derive its benefit in a sustainable manner. The system is named as Sustainable Approach of Rain Water Management. Irrigation through recirculation, microclimate moderation, runoff reduction and groundwater recharge are some of the benefits that this pond system can provide.
How to cite this article:
Gobind Kumar Sharma. Rain water harvesting: A sustainable approach to water management. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(9):191-193.