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 :  2nd  &  3rd August 2019.

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 Developed a concept plan for rain water management for a site with complex topography and redeveloped a garden into a rain garden.

Topics to include:

  • Overview on Sustainable Water Futures & Indigenous ideas for water conservation
  • 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
  • Best water management practices
  • Passive Rainwater Harvesting Earthworks & hands on activities to create earthworks and rain gardens


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

Hands-on workshops, Keynote Lectures , Case Studies .

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

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
    • Direct Buses From Bangalore to Nittur 

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