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Rainwater harvesting ex situ

Rainwater harvesting ex situ

  • HWC rainwater collection

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    The Hydrostatic Water Consultants (HWC) is working in the field of environment protection and natural resources conservation. They have expertise in Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) Systems, Hydro-geological Surveys and Bore Well Management, as a part of a total RWH Solution. They are a group of a qualified & Competent professionals and have executed more than 110 rainwater harvesting projects in and around Thane and Mumbai districts. HWC is specialized in rainwater harvesting, bore well management, ground water exploration surveys and soil resistivity surveys.

  • Rainwater harvesting ex situ

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    Most precipitation that falls on human settlements is lost to the atmosphere through evapo-transporation (evaporation plus transpiration of water taken up by plants), or runs into rivers away from settlements before it can be used. In some water-rich regions, particularly wealthy regions with centralized water infrastructure, these losses may not be a major concern. However, in many water-poor areas, small-scale collection infrastructure can contribute greatly to the volume of freshwater available for human use.

  • Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block

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    This invention is a Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block that is effective for retention of rainfall on paved areas in average as well as in extreme conditions. The system is developed for roof runoff but the general idea can also be applied to delay runoff from roads parking lots and in small canals. The Drainage Block is very well applicable in a modular system. Modular application in large paved areas will create nearly endless possibilities to spread the runoff from rainstorm events.

  • Farmers’ preferences for climate-smart agriculture an assessment in the Indo-Gangetic plain

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    This study was undertaken to assess farmers’ preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for various climate-smart interventions in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. The research outputs will be helpful in integrating farmers’ choices with government programs in the selected regions. The Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) was selected because it is highly vulnerable to climate change, which may adversely affect the sustainability of the rice-wheat production system and the food security of the region.

  • Hydrological Impact of Rainwater Harvesting in the Modder River Basin of Central South Africa

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    According to this article, the upstream Modder River basin, located in a semi-arid region in Central South Africa, is experiencing intermittent meteorological droughts causing water shortages for agriculture, livestock and domestic purposes. To address this problem a technique was developed for small-scale farmers with the objective of harnessing rainwater for crop production. However, the hydrological impact of a wider adoption of this technique by farmers has not been well quantified.

  • Modifying Land Management in Order to Improve Efficiency of Rainwater Use in the African Highlands

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    According to this study, a range of land management practices is available to help improve green water use efficiency. These practises can be classified according to their function. Hedgerow barriers and terraces can mitigate runoff; infiltration rates below hedgerows in Kenya were found to be three to eight times higher than where the crop was grown. Mulch that triggers soil fauna can improve water availability; mulching with straw from a local perennial grass in Burkina Faso doubled the water use efficiency from 1 kg mm-1 without fauna to 2 kg mm-1 with fauna.

  • Conservation Agriculture and Smallholder Farming in Africa: The Heretics" View

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    According to this article, conservation agriculture is claimed to be a panacea for the problems of poor agricultural productivity and soil degradation in sub-Saharan Africa. Conservation agriculture offers the means that can prevent further destruction of precious soils, increase rainwater use efficiency and labour productivity, thereby ensuring higher and more stable yields.