3R: Recharge, Retention and Reuse
Making use of the groundwater buffer for storage has many advantages. Groundwater is usually available (or available nearby) at the point of desired use. The same holds for subsurface storage.
For millions of households, hand pumps that draw on groundwater provide a reliable water supply. Several 3R techniques (see infographics below) can increase storage capacity of the buffer and improve its management. More info can also be found at: www.bebuffered.com
Water harvesting and 3R