Rainwater Harvesting System : Opportunities and Challenges in Apparel Industry

Inside a RMG factory

The dependence of the industrial sector especially the extreme dependence of textile and leather sectors on high water consumption leading to the depleting groundwater levels and worsening of surface water quality especially in and around Dhaka and other cities in Bangladesh, and imposing substantial pressures on the environment.

In this context, rainwater harvesting as an efficient and sustainable new technology along with decentralized facilities and advocating policies is being considered as an alternate solution to address the problem since the capital-intensive water management system fails to deliver the desired benefits. The key objective of this study is to generate meaningful knowledge on rainwater uptake prospects, constraints, and the way forward in the apparel sector with the aim to underpin the chronological development of RWH in Bangladesh with a full and comprehensive assessment of its impact and potential.