This session offers a deeper understanding of water management. The session will walk you through the importance of considering the natural territory and its history, available resources, and the water cycle to devise a successful water management strategy. This will help you understand the existing possibilities as well as those that could be created in the future. Additionally, the session also focuses on using waste water as an alternative to fresh water. The session will take you through a technology developed in Auroville called Vortex Dewats which is a naturalised waste water system.
When Auroville was started the region was a barren plateau largely stripped of vegetation. As a result, monsoon storms eroded its topsoil, carving canyons and ravines on its way.In the years that followed, the landscape has been transformed. Planting of trees created a fledgling forest, regenerating the topsoil and creating a sponge-like top layer for rain to fall. An extensive network of calculated check-dams were built to stop the torrential flow of storm rains to the sea and allow water to percolate into the aquifers.
Today, Auroville is renowned for its successful reforestation work, for rainwater harvesting, for the construction of check-dams, waste-water treatment plants, and for programmes of tank rehabilitation in the Auroville bio-region.
Duration : 1 – 2 hours
Modality: Offline & Online
Suggested Group Size: 20-30