Urban water guides are a set of how-to guides that can support citizens and communities taking steps to better manage their water resources.

How to get people on board

To implement any water reform in an apartment or layout – be it metering, rainwater harvesting or sewage treatment – the entire community has to be on board with the idea. Reforms are more important »

Managing Demand Part 1: How to reduce demand

Given the severe water shortage we face in cities, reducing water demand is no longer a choice, but a given. Whether you live in an individual house or an apartment, whether you get municipal water »

How to treat wastewater at home

If you live in an independent house, wastewater treatment and reuse is a good way to meet a large part of your water needs. Wastewater, in this context, refers only to greywater, i.e., water from »

Rainwater Harvesting 1: The basics

Imagine if we could get our water for free – no payment to municipal agencies or private tankers, or having to buy cans of drinking water. Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), is a way to meet »

Rainwater Harvesting 3: How to recharge groundwater

Recharge through recharge wells can serve two very important purposes: first to control and mitigate flooding and secondly to help ensure rainwater percolates into groundwater. Groundwater recharge can be achieved through multiple “artificial recharge structures” »