Precipitation Lifestyle Rainwater Harvesting

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What is a monsoon
This seasonal prevailing wind occurs in the region of South and Southeast Asia

100

What is the male of the household (as opposed to female)
This sex receives approx. 25-30 more rupees per day for their work

100

What is Rainwater Harvesting
Rainwater flows off the roof into gutters, then through a down-pipe, and into a storage tank. This has no adverse effect on groundwater.

200

What are the South-west monsoon & North-east monsoon
These are the two types of monsoons

200

What is South India
In this region of India, the majority of the rural population does not have access to clean drinking water

200

What is the dry season
This season limits the ability of villagers to collect rainwater

300

What is degradation of forests and agriculture
Due to these practices, poor soil conservation occurs

300

What is the cost
This aspect of RWH has a significant constrain on the design of the RWH

300

What is 75%
It is estimated that about (enter percent here) of the rainwater falling on such a roof could be captured in the storage tank.

400

What is a check dam
This is located along a small stream and impedes the flow of water, creating a small storage resevoir

400

What is Rural Development Organization (RDO) (EWB works with them!)
This organization in the Nilgiris District works to improve access to an adequate supply of water in rural areas.

400

What are gutters, a filter unit, a down pipe, and a gate valve
the components of a RWH are...(4)

500

What is a koodham
These jugs are used around the household, and each family in the village requires 240 of these of water per month

500

What is significant pollution of water resources
The nearby industrial plant has this affect on the nearby river

500

What is 19,500 rupees or $468 CAN (keep in mind female average salary is 50 rupees/day, male 75-80 rupees/day)
What is the average cost in rupees or CAN$ of a RWH

Rainwater Harvesting in a Small Rural Village

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