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NGO’s ROLE IN WATER 
CONSERVATION THROUGH 
MODERN TECHNOLOGY 
Prepared by: 
DHARA SANSTHAN Society 
For Development Health...
INTRODUCTION TO WATER 
CONSERVATION 
Water conservation encompasses the 
policies, strategies and activities to 
manage fr...
STRATEGIES 
In implementing water conservation principles there 
are a number of key activities that may be beneficial: 
1...
Introduction of Barmer 
Barmer is a district of western Rajasthan state, 
India. Barmer is the second largest district of ...
EFFORTS TAKEN IN BARMER BY DHARA 
SANSTHAN 
In western Rajasthan, along with 
extreme scarcity of water the ground 
water ...
EFFORTS TAKEN IN BARMER BY DHARA 
SANSTHAN 
The initiatives and programs taken up are: 
Taanka Construction 
Khadin Constr...
EFFORTS TAKEN IN BARMER BY DHARA 
SANSTHAN 
TAANKA CONSTRUCTION IN VILLAGES 
For the purpose of water conservation in the ...
KHADIN CONSTRUCTION IN VILLAGES 
Khadins are majorly constructed for farming 
purposes. During monsoons, the rain water is...
JEEVAN AMRIT PROJECT 
Dhara Sansthan jointly with Cairn India, Tata Projects and 
with the support of PHED has installed 9...
WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION 
“Relief comes for women in water-stressed regions of Rajasthan as specially designed water b...
WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION 
In a one-of-its-kind initiative, 
Balmer Lawrie company has 
come forward to lighten the 
lo...
WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION 
The smart water backpacks will replace the 
conventional earthen pots. Carrying a heavy load...
WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION 
The company has acquired the bags called 
‘PackH2O Water Backpack’ from Greif, a 
leading pa...
WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION 
Dhara Sansthan, working in the fields of health and 
education in Barmer, has helped Balmer ...
WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION 
The award-winning pack (Popular Science 
2012 Best of What’s New Award winner) is a 
scienti...
WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION 
According to Tony Somers, COO of PackH2O, “one 
in seven people globally are affected by wat...
Role of NGOs in Water Conservation 
An NGO can play various important roles in conservation of water in arid regions: 
NGO...
Role of NGOs in Water Conservation 
NGOs can play a role of a motivator among the communities 
in teaching them various me...
Role of NGOs in Water Conservation 
NGOs can approach the Industrial Corporate 
sectors with plans of water management and...
Role of NGOs in Water Conservation 
NGOs can liaison with the govt. related to 
water sector and plan for projects and 
pr...
FACTS & FIGURES OF BARMER 
Number of Wells and Tube wells in Barmer 
Shiv 212 
Barmer 685 
Chohtan 382 
Gudamalani 329 
Ba...
FACTS & FIGURES OF BARMER 
Livestock In Barmer 
Cows 637510 
Buffaloes 156477 
Sheep 1371217 
Goats 2221007 
Horses 1724 
...
FACTS & FIGURES OF BARMER 
Demographic Profile 
Below 18 years 1127155 
Above 18 years 147728 
18 years to 45 years 90000 ...
ABOUT DHARA SANSTHAN 
Vision:- 
“Healthy and just society in which; all the 
communities have equal access to basic 
needs...
ABOUT DHARA SANSTHAN 
Mission: - 
To empower; deprived communities to demand 
and manage access to health, education and 
...
ABOUT DHARA SANSTHAN 
DHARA SANSTHAN: “Development of Health Hygiene and 
Rural Action,” is a nonprofit developmental orga...
NEWS FLASH IN RAJASTHAN PRADESHIK 
SAMACHAR…
In the Media….
In the Media….
At A Glance….
RO PLANT INAUGURATION AT POLICE LINE 
BARMER….
At A Glance….
At A Glance….
THANK YOU… 
Regards, 
Dhara Sansthan 
House # 245, Shri Krishna Nagar, 
Rai Colony, Barmer - 344001. Rajasthan 
Land Line ...
NGO’s ROLE IN WATER CONSERVATION THROUGH MODERN TECHNOLOGY
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Water conservation encompasses the policies, strategies and activities to manage fresh water as a sustainable resource, to protect the water environment, and to meet current and future human demand. Population, household size and growth and affluence all affect how much water is used. Factors such as climate change will increase pressures on natural water resources especially in manufacturing and agricultural irrigation

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NGO’s ROLE IN WATER CONSERVATION THROUGH MODERN TECHNOLOGY

  1. 1. NGO’s ROLE IN WATER CONSERVATION THROUGH MODERN TECHNOLOGY Prepared by: DHARA SANSTHAN Society For Development Health Hygiene and Rural Action
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION TO WATER CONSERVATION Water conservation encompasses the policies, strategies and activities to manage fresh water as a sustainable resource, to protect the water environment, and to meet current and future human demand. Population, household size and growth and affluence all affect how much water is used. Factors such as climate change will increase pressures on natural water resources especially in manufacturing and agricultural irrigation
  3. 3. STRATEGIES In implementing water conservation principles there are a number of key activities that may be beneficial: 1.Any beneficial reduction in water loss, use and waste of resources. 2.Avoiding any damage to water quality. 3.Improving water management practices that reduce or enhance the beneficial use of water.
  4. 4. Introduction of Barmer Barmer is a district of western Rajasthan state, India. Barmer is the second largest district of Rajasthan. District headquarters is in the town of Barmer. The other major towns in the district are: Balotra, Gudamalani,Baytoo, Siwana, Jasol a nd Chohatan. Recently, a large onshore oil field has been discovered and made functional in Barmer district. The name Barmer is derived from the ruler Bahada Rao Parmar (Panwar) or Bar Rao Parmar (Panwar) who is said to have founded the town in the 13th century, when it was named Bahadamer ("The Hill Fort of Bahada").
  5. 5. EFFORTS TAKEN IN BARMER BY DHARA SANSTHAN In western Rajasthan, along with extreme scarcity of water the ground water is polluted with high fluoride/TDS and harmful pathogens and brackish in taste and not fit for drinking. For this purpose, various initiatives has been taken by Dhara Sansthan in Barmer for the purpose of ensuring better water quality for the residents of Barmer.
  6. 6. EFFORTS TAKEN IN BARMER BY DHARA SANSTHAN The initiatives and programs taken up are: Taanka Construction Khadin Construction Jeevan Amrit Project Water Back Pack Distribution
  7. 7. EFFORTS TAKEN IN BARMER BY DHARA SANSTHAN TAANKA CONSTRUCTION IN VILLAGES For the purpose of water conservation in the villages for drinking and farming purposes, construction of Taankas and Khadins has been carried out at various villages. The Taankas ensure conservation of water through catchment areas. During precipitation the rain water is conserved in the Taankas. The water from the Taankas prove to be a vital source of drinking water during the drier seasons. A Taanka is cemented underground water catchment area which stores rain water mainly. A single Taanka can sustain up to 2 – 3 households.
  8. 8. KHADIN CONSTRUCTION IN VILLAGES Khadins are majorly constructed for farming purposes. During monsoons, the rain water is captured and stored in enormous catchment areas near the farmlands within the villages. The stored rain water from theses Khadins are then used for farming and agricultural purposes during the drier seasons. Due to the construction of Khadins, the agricultural production rate saw an increase and the farmers could be able to save money by avoiding to buy water tankers at a high cost.
  9. 9. JEEVAN AMRIT PROJECT Dhara Sansthan jointly with Cairn India, Tata Projects and with the support of PHED has installed 9 nos. of Reverse Osmosis Plants in nine different locations of Gudamalani and Baitu Block of Barmer District, as given below. 2/9 RO Plants will be shifted to new Villages in future. The other (2) two RO plants in Akdara and Baitu Bhopji will start up shortly. (1) One RO Plant in Rawatsar will also start by April 14 as the new bore well is ready and it has to be plumbed through the existing PHED pipeline, which will be done by the 2nd week of April 2014. These plants are mostly installed in Cairn Intervention areas with an objective to provide access to clean potable drinking water to the village community through a sustainable community entrepreneurship model. The raw water source is from PHED water supply ranging from 300 ppm to 4800 ppm, which further gets processed into product water of TDS ranging between 60 to 80 ppm, respectively.
  10. 10. WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION “Relief comes for women in water-stressed regions of Rajasthan as specially designed water backpacks help to ease their arduous task of fetching water.” In the vast stretches of Thar, water is the most precious commodity. It is scarce, not always potable and mostly available at a long distance. In the desert of Rajasthan, one wouldn’t perhaps mourn for a spilled pot of ghee but each drop of water is too dear. Here, collecting and storing water is sheer hard work. Women and children have to walk long distances to the precious commodity. Urbanites used to wasting gallons of water in showers, water sports and maintaining plush homes perhaps cannot imagine what an arduous task it is.
  11. 11. WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION In a one-of-its-kind initiative, Balmer Lawrie company has come forward to lighten the load of rural women living in the “water stressed zones” of Barmer district. The company recently distributed 5,000 water backpacks to the women that will make their task of bringing water home much easier.
  12. 12. WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION The smart water backpacks will replace the conventional earthen pots. Carrying a heavy load on the head takes its toll on the physical health of the bearer. Many women often suffer from backache or spinal disorders due to fetching water from long distances. Water, if spilled on way to home due to imbalance, further adds to their woes. Balmer Lawrie, partially owned by the government, has taken up the project in pursuance of its corporate social responsibility (CSR). Its CSR head Dilip Kumar Das said the company has proposed to distribute 20,000 backpacks during the current financial year.
  13. 13. WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION The company has acquired the bags called ‘PackH2O Water Backpack’ from Greif, a leading packaging company based in Turkey. Similar 15,000 backpacks will be distributed in the water stressed zones of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in this financial year, Mr. Das added. The initial order is just a beginning as the company plans to test which regions and markets are most receptive to this new technology.
  14. 14. WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION Dhara Sansthan, working in the fields of health and education in Barmer, has helped Balmer Lawrie in a feasibility study and identification of water stressed zones in the district. Mahesh Panpalia of Dhara Sansthan said, “The water situation is very grim in Barmer district and women have to bring water at least from 2-3 km away”. During the survey, the women were shown the bag and also a video which was instantly liked by them. The women even showed their willingness to buy these bags but they are not available in the market. It is also a “business case” for the company and positive feedback might motivate it to produce such bags, may be at a small level, Mr. Das stated.
  15. 15. WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION The award-winning pack (Popular Science 2012 Best of What’s New Award winner) is a scientifically-tested alternative to buckets and jerry cans used to transport water from source to home. Each backpack can hold about five gallons (20 liters) of water in a removable liner that, after use, can be easily sanitized with exposure to sunlight. With a spout for dispensing water and a puncture-resistant outer shell, PackH2O is said to be a safe and effective way to store clean water.
  16. 16. WATER BACK PACK DISTRIBUTION According to Tony Somers, COO of PackH2O, “one in seven people globally are affected by water crisis. The problem includes avoiding contamination and eliminating health risks when bringing water home.” Barmer has a scattered population and virtually all the eight blocks of the district fall under overexploitation of water category. Conservation of available groundwater is really crucial for sustainability and lots of initiatives are being taken up in the border district. Incidentally, Barmer has also set a record in constructing the highest number of tankas (well-like water storage structures made of concrete, cement and sand) in the State.
  17. 17. Role of NGOs in Water Conservation An NGO can play various important roles in conservation of water in arid regions: NGOs can play a role of a facilitator between the Panchayat Institutions and the Govt. bodies; Such as PHED (Public Health & Engineering Department. NGOs can play a vital role of mobilizing bodies and institutions related to water and agriculture. NGOs can help create communities or committees at the village level which can keep check on the Ground Level Reservoirs and the PHED pipelines to avoid damage and water wastage.
  18. 18. Role of NGOs in Water Conservation NGOs can play a role of a motivator among the communities in teaching them various methodologies for ensuring conservation of water. NGOs can play an important role in ensuring waste water management in urban areas. Such amount of waste water can be recycled and used in the rural areas for agricultural purposes and also would check water wastage. In the Highlands and mountainous regions where natural water runoffs occur, the NGOs can implement projects like construction of Khadins for capturing the runoff water. This would prove to be beneficial for the purpose of agriculture.
  19. 19. Role of NGOs in Water Conservation NGOs can approach the Industrial Corporate sectors with plans of water management and conservation and channelize funds for implementing programs in required regions and areas. Also NGOs can create a model which would be effective in the field of water management. The model could aim to create partnerships with the private sector, the Govt. bodies and with the panchayat institutions in implementing programs related to water conservation.
  20. 20. Role of NGOs in Water Conservation NGOs can liaison with the govt. related to water sector and plan for projects and programs relating to waste water management in the city levels. Eg: Collaborating with govt. toilet construction department for this purpose.
  21. 21. FACTS & FIGURES OF BARMER Number of Wells and Tube wells in Barmer Shiv 212 Barmer 685 Chohtan 382 Gudamalani 329 Baytu 215 Siwana 124 Ramsar 206 Pachpadra 348
  22. 22. FACTS & FIGURES OF BARMER Livestock In Barmer Cows 637510 Buffaloes 156477 Sheep 1371217 Goats 2221007 Horses 1724 Camels 58766
  23. 23. FACTS & FIGURES OF BARMER Demographic Profile Below 18 years 1127155 Above 18 years 147728 18 years to 45 years 90000 (approx.) 61 years to 80 years 97360 Above 80 years 20754 Total Population - 2604453
  24. 24. ABOUT DHARA SANSTHAN Vision:- “Healthy and just society in which; all the communities have equal access to basic needs.”
  25. 25. ABOUT DHARA SANSTHAN Mission: - To empower; deprived communities to demand and manage access to health, education and livelihood resources and services.”
  26. 26. ABOUT DHARA SANSTHAN DHARA SANSTHAN: “Development of Health Hygiene and Rural Action,” is a nonprofit developmental organization working in a Western part of the Rajasthan from last two decades. DHARA defines the great dream of Robert Chamber “The development is that needs to prove by work of efficiency”. DHARA follows the principles of resource development and productivity through efficient management practices, focusing on aspects of sustainable development incorporating. Since the beginning, DHARA is working for empowering poor and deprived community for increased access to basic requirements such as health, education, drinking water, and resource base in rural areas. DHARA has worked with more than 100000 rural families and many funding agencies. Through its experience in various fields, it has created a leading image in developmental sector in western Rajasthan as well as National level.
  27. 27. NEWS FLASH IN RAJASTHAN PRADESHIK SAMACHAR…
  28. 28. In the Media….
  29. 29. In the Media….
  30. 30. At A Glance….
  31. 31. RO PLANT INAUGURATION AT POLICE LINE BARMER….
  32. 32. At A Glance….
  33. 33. At A Glance….
  34. 34. THANK YOU… Regards, Dhara Sansthan House # 245, Shri Krishna Nagar, Rai Colony, Barmer - 344001. Rajasthan Land Line : +91 2982 221556 ,223384,223570 Mobile : +91 9414271028 Mobile: +919636153333 Email: dharasansthan@gmail.com Website: http://www.dharasansthan.org

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