Optimization of Rainwater Harvesting Sites using GIS

Ruhina Karani, Anant Joshi, Miloni Joshi, Sarmishta Velury, Saumya Shah

Abstract

Water scarcity is hitting new peaks every day and is exacerbated by the current rapid climatic change. Demand for clean water in India is very high, especially for agriculture and consumption. One way to cater to these needs is through rainwater harvesting. Through this paper, we propose a framework that optimizes the site selection for reservoirs by intersecting various data points. Our framework uses a three-step approach to combine stream networks, digital elevation, and soil quality to produce the most viable reservoir sites. Our framework is easy to implement and highly scalable. For the purpose of this paper and a proof of concept, we restrict our focus to the arid Beed district in the state of Maharashtra, India. Our approach provides consistent results that are corroborated by the manual inferences that can be drawn from the data under consideration.

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in Harvard Style

Karani R., Joshi A., Joshi M., Velury S. and Shah S. (2019). Optimization of Rainwater Harvesting Sites using GIS.In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM, ISBN 978-989-758-371-1, pages 228-233. DOI: 10.5220/0007722302280233


in Bibtex Style

@conference{gistam19,
author={Ruhina Karani and Anant Joshi and Miloni Joshi and Sarmishta Velury and Saumya Shah},
title={Optimization of Rainwater Harvesting Sites using GIS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,},
year={2019},
pages={228-233},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007722302280233},
isbn={978-989-758-371-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,
TI - Optimization of Rainwater Harvesting Sites using GIS
SN - 978-989-758-371-1
AU - Karani R.
AU - Joshi A.
AU - Joshi M.
AU - Velury S.
AU - Shah S.
PY - 2019
SP - 228
EP - 233
DO - 10.5220/0007722302280233