This Unique Mud Hotel Harvests Rain, Has No ACs & Runs on the Sun
"In the future, even if the building is being demolished, I wanted to ensure that the materials would become one with the earth again,” says Lokesh, Founder of Hotel Sunyata
Assessment of traditional rainwater harvesting system in barren lands of a semi-arid region: A case study of Rajasthan
During the monsoon season, the excess rainwater from Chauka and ponds flows into the river. This seasonal river meets a larger dam downstream that provides water to many districts in Rajasthan
The architect leading restoration of Telangana’s historic stepwells
In Telangana, home to over 500 stepwells, Kalpana, along with her community works to build self-reliance by connecting to the water source and replenishing it.
Meet the Water Warrior, Laxman Singh, Who Invented a New Method of Water Conservation
"The Chauka system is designed to hold a nine-inch water level, spread over a field. The moisture is reused by draining, to plant forests or to grow crops,”
In Ahmednagar, residents of a slum design their own homes
"... Just asking the communities that they are building for, how is it that they imagine their home to look?”
Capacity building for water conservation needs: A young mind at work
The community was educated, their trust gained, and constant support provided to them
Needed: A million Recharge Wells
Clean catchments such as rooftops, roads and storm drains could be used to harvest a substantial volume of the city's rainfall.
India’s deepening water crisis: How villages had water before govt took over
When every village captures all the run-off resulting from the rain falling over its entire land can every village have enough water.
How Borewell Restoration Is Helping Farmers Repay Their Loans
"In areas where several borewells tap the aquifer, ... we try to convince the whole community to opt for recharge."