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CSE launches website on rainwater harvesting
New Delhi, May 07, 2003
First Published: 16:05 IST(7/5/2003)
Last Updated: 16:05 IST(7/5/2003)

Amidst growing crisis of water, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) today launched a website to create water literacy and inform people about rainwater harvesting methods.

"Rainwater harvesting is part of the solution to the growing water crisis. But implementation remains poor because of inadequate information. This is the gap we are trying to fill through our website," CSE director Sunita Narain said at the launch.

The website '' covers the complex dimensions of water and its use in society. It highlights traditional and contemporary rainwater harvesting technologies specific to the country's 15 eco-regions and identifies rainwater harvests in different regions.

Adding a touch of glamour to the pressing issue is noted actress Nandita Das' 90-second public service advertisement to promote rainwater harvesting. The water literacy advertisement made in English and Hindi also marks Nandita's directorial debut which she has done with her husband and creative director, Soumya Sen.

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