Arghyam and India Water Portal are promoting this design competition with the objective of increasing awareness on the important issue of water as a resources that needs to be conserved and on the role that architects and designers could play in ensuring the same through their designs.
Click on the links below to view the designs presented in the competition
- Smriti Mehrotra and Shruti Mehrotra of Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune - water management in a low income housing colony
- Anuj Bhajanka and Avinash Chirania from Guwahati College of Architecture - integrated water management in a college campus
- Badrinath K and Prerna Aggarwal of IIT Roorkee - water management for permanent shelters for the tribes in Andaman and Nicobar islands after the 2004 tsumani
- Himanshu Raj and Neelam Verma of Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur - integrated water management in a college campus using a mix of traditional and modern concepts
- Aditi Bidkar and Varshapriya Radhakrishnan of Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune - recycling waste water in small scale industries
- Sakshi Jain and Suruchi Shah of Vastukala Academy and TVB School of Habitat Studies, New Delhi - groundwater recharge system in Delhi
- C Vishnupriya of Bharat Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai - grey water reuse in an existing small apartment
- Probhash Kumar Biswas and Tirthankar Sarkar of Jadavpur University, Kolkata -water management system for a hostel block Of Jadavpur University
- Zarine Jamshedji and Shivakumar Shrikant Ranbhor from MMM College of Architecture, - environment rehabilitation around Kasarwadi slum
- Dipanjan Das and Shashank Jain, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi -water sensitive urban design incorporating an existing large green area into the overall design
- Debadutta Parida and Shivani Satpathy of CET Bhubaneshwar - incoporating water management into an existing residential and commercial site in Rourkela
- Nupur Risbood and Neha Bhatia from APIED Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand
- Florina Dutt and Subhajit Das from Jadavpur University
Rainwater harvesting:Has a huge amount of material to help you understand rainwater harvesting. There are many websites for Rainwater Harvesting, two notable ones are:
Climate data: Would you like to incorporate the rainfall pattern in your area into the design? click here for rainfall information for all of India for the past 100 years.
To learn more about urban water and the issues therein click here
To learn more about sanitation, an integral part of water management click here
Please note that the above list of resources is only a partial guide. We do not insist that you implement the concepts mentioned and we would like you to explore a wide range of ideas and design concepts beyond those mentioned here.