Relevance of Traditional Water conservation Techniques in Urban ScenarioAuthor(s): Lalit Mohan Sharma*, Ms Jyoti Singh
There is a well-established trend of migration of rural population to urban areas. The migration takes place due to economic reasons. Cities have witnessed many folds physical expansion to accommodate exodus of population. The civic infrastructure like water supply, sewage system etc are under extreme stress. No big cities are in a position to sustain its water supply with in its own means. This sought for an immediate requirement of conservation of water sources and revival of the existing water conservation facilities, build over a period of time but now in a state of disuse. Revival of traditional water conservation structures / techniques can substantially reduce dependency of metros on external water sources to meet its daily requirement.