As part of the study on assessing the potential for augmentation of local water resources through ground water/aquifer recharge in Rajkot, under the CapaCITIES project funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, recurring instances of flooding with rain water at different locations of the city were analyzed and locations were identified for mitigation.
Information on topographical elevation, surface hydrological information, watershed basins and sub-basins, existing ground water quality in various zones, identified reasons for flooding in different areas, various ground water recharge techniques, identified flood mitigation and ground water recharge pilot projects including existing problems, reasons for flooding, proposed solutions, ground water recharge designs and future benefits were showcased to more than 200 local people, practitioners, architects, and engineers. The Climate Resilient City Action Plan (CRCAP) for Rajkot prepared under CapaCITIES, was also showcased. Some elderly citizens provided their views based on their experiences, on the ground water availability in the city since the past 50 years. This showcase help them understand the existing situation and importance of rain water recharge.