Water Conservation For Communities Through Traditional Methods

About The Initiative

With depleting groundwater levels and changes in rainfall patterns over the year, there has been a growing need to conserve water and prevent run-offs especially in the arid and semi-arid regions. conservation of rainwater to prevent run off and to recharge groundwater levels becomes essential.

ReNew, as part of its community engagement program has been working with the local community in Rajasthan to address the water needs of the community by reviving and relying on traditional knowledge of the community to conserve water. As a part of the initiative, ReNew worked with the local communities to enhance the capacity of local water bodies and developed new conservation structures.


Environmental Impact Promoting water conservation and prevention of water-run off and pollution through infrastructure construction and repairs as well as awareness activities
Construction of 40 household taankas (traditional water storage tanks) in arid and semi-arid regions of Rajasthan
De-silting of naadis (community water bodies) resulting in improved water-retention capacity, reduced water contamination through proper disposal of wastewater and enhanced water availability for agriculture.
Social Impact Supporting communities through improved availability of drinking water
Supporting livelihoods through availability of contamination-free water for agriculture for longer durations
Community buy-in and continued social license to operate

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