Water Harvesting

We work hand in hand with local communities to plan, implement and manage projects to harvest rainwater and ensure all-year-round water for farmers, families and communities.

Our interventions

We work hand in hand with local communities to plan, implement and manage projects to harvest rainwater and ensure all-year-round water for farmers, families and communities.

Construction of new structures -

In order to capture rain as and where it falls, ACF works hand in hand with the local community and other stakeholders to invest in, and create new structures, such as check dams, ponds, dyes and khadins. ACF Follows an integrated river basin/watershed management approach to harvest water and enhance ground water recharge.

Renovation & revival of existing structures -

ACF learns about various traditional water harvesting structures from the people and supports communities to revive them to make them functional. This includes dredging, deepening and widening of ponds, restoration of wells and the fixing of structures that are broken.

Promoting innovations -

ACF takes an innovative approach to water harvesting, interlinking rivers and water bodies to capture precious 'run off' so that it is not wasted, and harnessing old 'mined out' pits as large water storage facilities. We assess and map the unique terrain and topography of each community and tailor water harvesting interventions to the unique needs of the area.

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