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Rainwater Harvesting Benchmarks to Address South Asia’s Urban Water Crisis

Carefully designed rainwater harvesting systems can reduce water stress and help in the management of water crises in major South Asian cities, home to about a quarter of a billion people. A straightforward formula is provided here for calculating rainwater harvesting targets in major South Asian cities. Modest achievements in rainwater harvesting can dramatically mitigate the water crisis for urban inhabitants of this region, requiring fairly inexpensive modes if relevant projects are meticulously planned and implemented.
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