Flash Updates: Weather Outlook


  • Listen to radio, watch TV, read newspapers for warnings, updates and instructions.
  • Practice rainwater harvesting.
  • Repair and rejuvenate local water bodies before the rainy season.
  • Use drought-resistant / low water intensity crop seeds varieties / plants.
  • Plant drought-tolerant grasses, shrubs, trees to protect soil moisture.
  • Excavate deep pits to help increase groundwater table.
  • Use sprinkler method/drip irrigation method for crop irrigation; irrigate crops during evenings.
  • Prepare and use crop contingency and complementary plans.
  • Participate in water conservation programmes.
  • Put used domestic waterto use by watering grasses and plants.
  • Use a bucket instead of a shower for bathing.
  • Use wet clothes to clean and scrub floors instead of using running water
  • Construct toilets that need less water for flushing
  • Regularly check tanks, taps, etc. to prevent leakage.
  • Reuse water as much as possible.
  • Adapt water conservation practices in lifestyle. Follow all state and local restrictions on water use, even if you have a private well (groundwater levels are affected by drought too)


  • Do not waste water at all.
  • Do not cut trees and forests.
  • Do not waste rainwater collected on rooftops, etc.
  • Do not mess with traditional water sources such as ponds, annicuts, well, tanks, etc.
  • Do not use high water intensity seeds / crops; don’t irrigate crops during mornings.
  • Do not use the flowing water during brushing, shaving, washing utensils, clothes, etc.
  • Avoid using handheld hose for any domestic chores.