We, the human beings, are largely dependent onwater for our survival. Although water is as important forsurvival of human beings as much as food, air etc. but wehardly pay any attention for its economical use andconservation of this precious resource.Due to indiscriminate pumping of ground water, thewater table has already gone down abnormally and if we donot wake up even now then our future generations may haveto face severe crisis of water. The rains are important sourceof water and if we can harvest rain water, the scarcity ofwater can be eliminated altogether. Therefore, it is ourbounden duty to conserve the rain water in the form of rainwater harvesting.The book on “Rain Water Harvesting” is an attemptby IRICEN to propagate the concept of rain water harvestingwhich can be effectively implemented in our office andresidential establishments. It is hoped that this will serve asa helpful guide to the field engineers.
Shiv KumarDIRECTORIRICEN, Pune