Traditional Rain Water Harvesting System: A Study Based on Kerala

Dr. Vijisha. P. Vijisha (Assistant Professor - Calicut University) and Salin Shankar (Independent Scholar)

Rainwater harvesting is a method by which rainfall is gathered and stored for future usage. Water is collected and stored with help of artificially designed systems, that runs off natural or man-made catchment areas e.g. rooftop, bunds, rocky surface, hill slopes or artificially repaired semi land surface. The collected rainwater is filtered, stored and utilized in different ways or directly used for future nWith depleting groundwater levels and variable climate conditions, this measure can go a long way for future agricultural uses and for other essential purposes. Reserving rainwater can help recharge aqua ducts, reduce flooding and most importantly ensures water availability in water-scarce zones.

Part of 02-13 Space, Tradition, and Narrative, Thursday, November 02, 10:30 am–12:30 pm