Webinar #5: Urban Rainwater Harvesting: Promising Solutions and Future Challenges

Date and time:December 12, 2012
Speaker:Vishwanath Srikantaiah
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 Urban rainwater has drawn some attention recently, especially in India. However, implementation has been a challenge, especially in the city of Bangalore (Population 9 million). A simple, monitorable law , tracking implementation and setting up a centre for rainwater harvesting has proved to be useful. The challenge lies in upscaling the system, incorporating aquifer recharge as a strategy and in developing ecosystem-based approaches.

This webinar would be of interest to all: water professional, students, urban planners, policymakers… and anyone living in an urban area.


About the speaker:Vishwanath Srikantaiah is a Civil Engineer and Urban Planner. He studied Urban Environmental management at the Institute for Housing Studies, Rotterdam. Having worked for the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. -for 14 years, he now runs an NGO called the Biome Environmental Trust, which seeks to provide better water and sanitation facilities to government schools. Besides, he advises government/ non-government agencies on policies/projects related to urban rainwater harvesting. He is well-known for videos and articles in mainstream and social media, often published under the pseudonym ’Zenrainman.’
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(This webinar was supported by Nuffic‘s project NICHE-27, Yemen.)

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