Jalsandharan: Revival of Traditional Water Infrastructure in Karmala
Ar. Richa Raut & Ar. Swapna Hankare
Ar. Milind Amle, Ar. Swati Chokshi, Ar. Rajratna Jadhav, Ar. Snehal Gaikwad, Ar. Swapna Hankare, Ar. Richa Raut, Ar. Yagnik Bathija, Ar. Neha Panchal, Ar. Porus Master, Ar. Rahul Manohar, Ar. Sanjay Mehta
Life started in water and developed around it. The daily need of water for drinking, irrigation, cleaning, etc triggered the development of clusters around its source. In the Indian setting, people associated water with god. It is observed that almost every temple and religious structure is located near water, even the water infrastructure had Idols so that people would consider them auspicious and will give significance to the asset. The development and inventions permitted people to control and twist the assets according to their need. Water was no exception, people began to gather, transport, extract water as per their demands. In an attempt to fulfill their needs, society neglected the indigenous systems leading to the water crisis.
The dissertation attempts to understand traditional water systems and how they used to be a part of the community and ecology simultaneously. To understand how the ecology of the place can be restored with the revival of traditional water infrastructures, the program is designed to explain the community about the significance of water conservation and harvesting, and inspire them to take a step towards ecological conservation.
This dissertation is an endeavor at the rebuilding of the ecological imbalance using traditional water management techniques for the upliftment of the society and an attempt to prevent the loss of the unique identity of the place.