Rainwater is the single most important potential source of moisture/water for agricultural farming system.domestic, industrial, and irrigation needs.Rainwater harvesting provide the independent water supply during regional water restrictions, and in developed countries, is often used to supplement the main supply. It provides water when a drought occurs, can help mitigate flooding of low-lying areas, and reduces demand on wells which may enable groundwater levels to be sustained. It also helps in the availability of potable water, as rainwater is substantially free of salinity and other salts. Applications of rainwater harvesting in urban water system provides a substantial benefit for both water supply and wastewater subsystems by reducing the need for clean water in water distribution systems, less generated stormwater in sewer systems and a reduction in stormwater runoff polluting freshwater bodies. A large body of work has focused on the development of life cycle assessment and its costing methodologies to assess the level of environmental impacts and money that can be saved by implementing rainwater harvesting systems.
Prashant Singh is Ph.D Research Scholar in Indian Agricultural Research Institute(IARI),Pusa Campus,New Delhi.He recieved M.Tech(Agri.Engg) with speclisation in SWCE from IARI (2017) and awarded JRF fellowship. He recieved his B.Tech from BRSM College of Agril. Engg &Tech Mungeli,IGKV,Raipur.He also qualified GATE 2015 and ICAR- NET(2017&2018).
Vinay Kumar Pandey
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Rain water harvesting, Average Daily Runoff
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences