The socio-ecohydrology of rainwater harvesting in India: understanding water storage and release dynamics at tank and catchment scales

  title={The socio-ecohydrology of rainwater harvesting in India: understanding water storage and release dynamics at tank and catchment scales},
  author={K. Meter and Nandita B. Basu and Daniel L. McLaughlin and M. Steiff},
  journal={Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions},
  • K. Meter, N. Basu, M. Steiff
  • Published 20 November 2015
  • Environmental Science, Engineering
  • Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions
Rainwater harvesting (RWH), the small-scale collection and storage of runoff for irrigated agriculture, is recognized as a sustainable strategy for ensuring food security, especially in monsoonal landscapes in the developing world. In south India, these strategies have been used for millennia to mitigate problems of water scarcity. However, in the past 100 years many traditional RWH systems have fallen into disrepair due to increasing dependence on groundwater. This dependence has contributed… 
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