Water Resources Management

In drought prone Gujarat, where ground water sources are limited and unevenly distributed, development of ground water holds special significance.

Ground water plays a key role in the provision of safe drinking water to rural populations. In most villages local sources of water are used seasonally if it is not reliable. With increasing population and higher aspirations of people, the demand for ground water for rural water supply continues to grow. But where such common resources deteriorate or do not exist, villagers face problems of both inadequacy and quality along with increase in efforts to access.

Water Resources Management

To make local water sources sustainable, WASMO gives utmost priority to water resources management and rainwater harvesting through groundwater recharge and surface storage structures. The long-term objective is to see - if, where, and how - demands for drinking water supply can be optimally met by developing local sources duly supplemented by import of water.

WASMO's Water Resources Management (WRM) cell oversees and assists in the construction of cost effective village level water harvesting structures that arrest monsoon flows and enhance percolation.