Bjelkeman's travel notes

Travels with the cloud in my pocket.

Stormwater management

Today and tomorrow I will be going with a university course from the University of Iowa, who are visiting a number of Arghyam’s partner organisations.

Today we went to Rainbow Drive Layout in Bengaluru where we learned about how rain water harvesting can help a community who has borewells which are running dry. Also good rainwater harvesting and ground water recharge wells can be superb infrastructure to have when the monsoon is causing flooding in the neighbourhood. Managing communities of this type (Rainbow Drive is an affluent community) can be a real challenge and the gentleman who was managing the residence association showed a superb skill and parted with some very interesting advice on this subject.

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Filed under: Arghyam, Hydrology, Water management

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