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Model Projects

As a part of the Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) campaign to spread awareness about community based rainwater harvesting techniques, the centre has identified twenty one model projects in Delhi. The structures have a distinctive geographical and geological characteristic. CSE has helped in the process of implementation of these and has been monitoring their impact on a regular basis. Read more...

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Mother Dairy F & V Unit's Rainwater Harvesting System

  RAINWATER AVAILABLE FOR HARVESTING Total rooftop and surface area: 89,370 square metres (sq m) Average annual rainfall in Delhi: 611 millimetres (mm) Total volume of rainwater harvested: 32,250 cubic metres (m 3) or 3,22,49,802 litres. Therefore, 59 per cent of the total rooftop and surface runoff is being harvested.  

New Friends Club's Rainwater Harvesting System

  RAINWATER AVAILABLE FOR HARVESTING Total rooftop and surface area: 3,700 square metres (sq m) Average annual rainfall in Delhi: 611 millimetre (mm) Total volume of rainwater harvested: 960.79 cubic metres (m 3 ) or 9,60,797 litres Therefore, 42 per cent of total rooftop and surface runoff is being harvested.

Delhi Gymkhana Club's Rainwater Harvesting System

  RAINWATER AVAILABLE FOR HARVESTING Total rooftop and surface area: 1,13,344 square metres (sq m) Average annual rainfall in Delhi: 611 millimetres (mm) Total volume of rainwater harvested: 28,765.8 cubic metres (m 3) or 2,87,65,849.4 litres. Therefore, 43 per cent of total rooftop and surface runoff is being harvested.

Nizamuddin East Colony's Rainwater Harvesting System

  RAINWATER AVAILABLE FOR HARVESTING Total rooftop and surface area: 2,00,916 square metres (sq m) Average annual rainfall in Delhi: 611 millimetres (mm) Total volume of rainwater harvested: 48,531 cubic metres (m 3 ) or 4,85,13,149 litres. Therefore, 39.6 per cent of total rooftop and surface runoff is being harvested.

Royal Bhutanese Embassy's Rainwater Harvesting System

  RAINWATER AVAILABLE FOR HARVESTING Total rooftop and surface area: 31,363 square metres (sq m) Average annual rainfall in Delhi: 611 millimetres (mm) Total volume of rainwater harvested: 7,867 cubic metres (m 3 ) 78,67,000 litres Therefore, 26 per cent of total rooftop and surface runoff is being harvested.

MODEL PROJECTS

CSE is constantly deluged with queries, opinions and ideas from people who are concerned about the prevailing water crisis and are keen to play an active role in managing water. The Sixteen model projects provide the answers, at least to some of them. These also act as effective tools to establish the fact that rainwater harvesting can be taken up and implemented successfully in urban centers, by all concerned individuals who are looking for a way to fulfill their own water needs.

Mira Model School's Rainwater Harvesting System

RAINWATER AVAILABLE FOR HARVESTING Total rooftop and surface area: 16,200 Square metres (Sq.m) Average annual rainfall in Delhi : 611 millimetres (mm) Total volume of rainwater harvested : 4,454 cubic metres (m³), or 44,54,000 litres This is 45 per cent of the total water harvesting potential.

Janki Devi Memorial College's Rainwater Harvesting System

Got 2nd rank in Institutional category. , Janki Devi Memorial College receiving Rs 1 Lakh award from Chief minister RAINWATER AVAILABLE FOR HARVESTING Total rooftop and surface area: 32,170 square metres (sq m) Average annual rainfall in Delhi: 611 millimetres (mm) Total volume of rainwater harvested: 6880 cubic metres (m³) or 68,80,000 litres This represents about 35 per cent of the total rainwater harvesting potential.