Arghyam and India water portal organizes 'water - safe, sustainable and for all'- a design competition for students of architecture and design

The design competition aims to increase awareness on water as a resource that needs to be conserved and on the role of architects and designers for ensuring the same through their designs

DesignsArghyam 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 here to download the high resolution poster

Click here to download the competition brief 

Click here to view the short listed winners from the first stage !


Click on the links below to view the designs presented in the competition

First Prize:

Second Prize:

Honourable Mention:

  • Nupur Risbood and Neha Bhatia from APIED Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand
  • Florina Dutt and Subhajit Das from Jadavpur University

Research resources:

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:
Rainwater harvesting
Rainwater club

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.

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