DIY Workshop: Rainwater Harvesting-Sustainable Water Futures

Learn how to make the most of the rain in this fun and hands-on 2 day workshop that takes place near a rain forest in Western Ghats !

Serious drought in various parts of the country demands that we develop plans for sustainable water futures. There is a saying that water is the gold of this century. It is the key source of life and human habitation. In this workshop; we will learn to be eco-warriors and conserve water for our future.

Date :  27 & 28 th July 2019.

Location:
The location of the workshop is in a Forest resort in awe-inspiring Kodachadri in Western Ghats which currently receives amongst the highest rainfall in India yet suffered a severe drought this summer. You will have some time to explore the trails and treks in the forest.

DIY Workshop:
In this hands-on workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of active and passive rainwater harvesting systems. By the end of the workshop we will have 1) Developed a concept plan for rain water management for a site with complex topography 2) installed a rainwater harvesting tank, 3) built a swale to catch the overflow, and 4) redeveloped a garden into a rain garden to catch and safely redirect thousands of litters from the to grow a indigenous garden

Topics to include:
• Overview on rain water harvesting
• Techniques of site assessment and integrated system design of rainwater harvesting earthworks, rain tanks, greywater & Landscape features
• Nature based design to manage water
• Calculating potential rainwater collection
• Hands-on training workshop on installing components of a rain water harvesting tank
• Best water management practices
• Passive Rainwater Harvesting Earthworks & hands on activities to create earthworks and rain gardens.
• Different types of tanks and cisterns

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Architects, Community Organizers , NGO’s, Urban Planners, Technicians, Policy makers, Civil engineers, Students, Educators, interested individuals

METHODOLOGY
Hands-on workshops, Keynote Lectures , Case Studies .

COSTING
This includes course fee , accommodation for 1 night and all meals for 2 days.
Dormitory : 5500
Twin Sharing : 6500
Single Room : 8500

HOW TO GET THERE
Address: Paradise Wild Hills Resort Kollur Kollūru India, Kodachadri Road, Gowrikere, Nittur, 577452
There are direct Trains & Buses from Mumbai and Bangalore.

  • Trains from Mumbai- to Mangalore –  MANGALORE EXP -#12133  or MATSYAGANDHA EXP#12619 & Get off at (BYNR)MOOKAMBIKA ROAD
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