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Contents Preface. Introduction. 1. Hydrogeological research. 2. Are we conserving our water resources. 3. National Water Summary for India. 4. How much groundwater is escaping into the sea. 5. Rain water harvesting. 6. Wake up before it is too late. 7. Our water warriors. 8. Are we heading towards a water crisis. 9. Linking of major rivers of India. 10. Groundwater Recharge. 11. Roof top rainwater harvesting. 12. Man made drought and the looming water crisis. 13. Indian monsoon and the spectre of droughts. 14. Groundwater exploitation in Bangalore and other metropolitan cities. From the Introduction These articles are in a sense an appeal to the conscience of the nation to act before it is too late. One of the authors goals has always been to nurture a scientific temper of the society. He has written almost on all aspects of groundwater use and conservation groundwater recharge rain water harvesting its equity and sustainability both in quantity and quality as also on the hydrogeological research in the country. The articles are written in a manner easily understandable by one and all technical and nontechnical alike and may truly be held as a guide to water management philosophy. Printed Pages: 126.