While much of the western world takes water supply for granted, countries like India lead the way in rainwater conservation as they battle with the pressing issue of maintaining a constant, clean water supply to the population. Rainwater storage initiatives are particularly critical in areas of the world with extreme rainfall variations.

A rainwater harvesting initiative in Kerala, India is helping to alleviate crucial water shortages. Roof-water capture is being encouraged to top-up underground wells to supply water during the seasonal build-up to the monsoon rains.

Read this inspiring article “What India can teach the rest of the world about rainwater conservation” by Washington-based writer Ananya Bhattacharyya via Atlantic Media’s CityLab.

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Kerela, India is renown for its distinctive fishing nets, picturesque houseboats and large river systems. Despite the seeming abundance of water, critical water shortages occur during the dry season. Rainwater harvesting during the seasonal monsoon may help to alleviate the problem.