Where are the aquifers in Pune?
Which are the best areas for harvesting rainwater in Pune?
Where will the harvested rainwater go?
These are some common questions in discussions about Pune’s groundwater. And, so far, the answers are only partially there.
Pune, which is part of the Deccan region, has primarily two types of rock: compact basalt and amygdaloidal basalt. Amygdaloidal basalt, and compact basalt that has cracks or is weathered can hold water. But the mere presence of water-holding rocks does not mean that they actually hold water. Geologists and hydro-geologists undertake detailed studies to figure out whether the underlying rock in an area holds water or not. Some studies have been done and there is some understanding of the presence of aquifers in Pune. But this understanding is far from complete.
Fortunately, it is also possible to build a picture of Pune’s aquifers by gathering information from people about groundwater levels in bore wells.
And …you can help! Participate in a citizens’ science initiative to map aquifers in Pune. Please contribute your information at this link:
It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to fill out the form. Your inputs will help to
– locate effective sites for rainwater recharge
– prepare a scientific plan for ground water management.
This study is being jointly carried out by Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM) with CEE, Mission Groundwater, Baner-Pashan Link Road Vikas Samiti and Vasundhara Swacchta Abhiyan. The findings will be presented publicly.
- Rainwater Harvesting in Pune
- Tanker Usage in Pune
Contact us if you would like to volunteer!