WATER
RAINWATER HARVESTING CELL (RWH) AT KSCST

 

Principal Investigator

:

A. R. Shivakumar

Annual Budget

:

Rs. 12,50,000/-

Supported by

:

DST, GOK

Established

:

November 2005

Background

KSCST is actively participating in the socially relevant, environment friendly water conservation measures and has been providing cost effective solutions since its inception. RWH Cell at KSCST is established to study the needs of the people and provide sustainable and simple solutions through innovation and implementation pertinent to Rainwater Harvesting and Ground water recharge. Since November 2005 RWH Cell has provided technical support for planning rainwater harvesting systems in over 250 institutions (Public and private sector, Multinationals and Educational Institutions) in Karnataka and other states.

RWH cell established at KSCST is providing policy support to the Government department for water conservation and rainwater harvesting programmes. The guidelines established by RWH Cell are instrumental in pursuing State Government to amend several acts and issue guidelines for mandatory installation of RWH structures in all the government buildings, public parks, roads and open spaces. BWSSB has collaborated with RWH Cell of KSCST and brought in the legislation to compulsorily install RWH system in certain category of properties in Bangalore.

Progress for the Period: March 2013 to January 2014.

The RWH Cell at the Council has been providing technical guidance to individuals, institutions and private sectors on Rain Water Harvesting technology. Technical consultancy has been provided to the following:

1. Kanteerava Studio, Kanteerava Nagar, Peenya, Bangalore.

2. Hon. Member of Parliament Shri P.C. Mohan:

a) Palace Grounds

b) Century Club

c) Turf Club / Race Course

d) BBMP head office

3. Residence of Chairman Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Mr. B.L. Shankar at MLA Layout, R.M.V. 2nd Stage, Bangalore.

4. Residence of Mr. R.K. Singh, I.F.S., Member Secretary, Biodiversity Board, MLA Layout, R.M.V 2nd stage, Bangalore.

5. Karnataka State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, Bangalore.

a. Khanija Bhavan, Race Course Road.

6. Nandi Hills, Chikkaballapur District.

7. Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore.

8. Air force Station, Jalahalli, Bangalore.

Lectures and Presentation:

1. Five Training Programmes organized by Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology on 12.03.2013, 16.05.2013, 13.06.2013, 30.07.2013 and 10.10.2013 for plumbers, Engineers & Contractors at Training Cell, K.S.C.S.T., IISc. Bangalore.

2. Two Orientation Programmes organized by Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology on 23.11.2013 for School Teachers at Conference Hall, K.S.C.S.T., IISc. Bangalore, and 03.12.2013 for Volunteersí for Quiz and Debate Programme for School Students from Nisarga Mahila Samaja, Vijayanagara at Sir M. Visvesvaraya Rainwater Harvesting Theme Park, Jayanagar, Bangalore.

3. PI Participated in Two days Workshop of Rainwater Harvesting on the occasion of World Water Day on 22.03.2013 at Rajkumar Goel Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad, and Uttar Pradesh.

4. Presentation on "Water Management and Governance Issues" at the Ecobuild Conference titled "Beyond the Built Environment: Achieving India's Sustainable Future" organized by Eco build India, Mumbai at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai on 16.04.2013.

5. Presentation on what is the future of Water? Resolving the water conundrum - Issues and Solutions" at the Ecobuild Conference titled "Beyond the Built Environment : Achieving India's Sustainable Future" organized by Eco build India, Mumbai at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai on 17.04.2013.

6. Participated in "Save Water - Save Bangalore" rally on the occasion of Public Awareness / Education program in water conservation and Rainwater Harvesting in Girinagar area Organized by Girinagar Residents Welfare Association with Yogashree, Girinagar on 26.05.2013 at Girinagar, Bangalore.

7. Participated in Two days Workshop on "Developing Capabilities for new sustainable sources of water through reuse in Bengaluru" Organized by Singapore Co operation Enterprise (SCE) and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) on 29.05.2013 and 30.05.2013 at BWSSB, Cauvery Bhavan, Bangalore.

8. Awareness programmes on "Rainwater Harvesting & Water Conservation measures" organized at:

a) Elegant Emporium Apartment, Akshayanagar, Bannerghatta Road Century Club

b) SABIC Research & Technology Pvt. Ltd., Chikkadunnasandra, Anekal

c) Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Enterprise Support & IT Innovation Center (ESIIC) Whitefield Main Road

d) Hotel ITC Windsor, Golf Course Road

e) Hotel ITC Gardenia, Residency Road

f) Tata Consultancy Services, ITPL, Whitefield

g) South Western Railways Head Office, Bangalore

h) ZED Earth Layout Doddaballapur Road

i) Nandi Gardens Apartment, J. P. Nagar

j) Government First Grade College, Vijayanagar

k) Karnataka Engineersí Federation, Silver Jubilee Building, Race Course Road

l) Forum of Practicing Architects and Civil Engineers, Davangere, Shamanunuru Shivashankarappa Parvatamma Samudaya Bhavan, Hadadi Road, Davangere

m) Global Academy of Technology, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore

n) Indian Air Force Station, Jalahalli, Bangalore

o) M.S. Ramaiah North City, Manayata Tech Park, Nagavara, Bangalore

p) University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bangalore

q) Environmental Pollution Control Committee and Dept. of Biosciences, Mangalore University

r) District Kannada Sahithya Parishat, Hassan

s) The Paradise Residential School, Basapura, Bangalore

t) Robert Bosch, Audugodi, Bangalore

u) St. Flowers English School, Vijayanagar, Bangalore

9. Paper Presented by PI on "RWH: Beyond legislation to Self Sustainable Urban Water Management" organized for civic officials in Hyderabad on 23.07.2013 at three day programme on Urban Governance Reforms at Administrative Staff College of India Bella Vista, Hyderabad.

10. Presentation by Principle Investigator on RWH and water conservation measures was organized by Development Alternatives on 17.08.2013 at the organization meet at Development Alternatives, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi.

11. Principle Investigator - RWH participated in the "Programme Advisory Committee" for evaluating project proposal received under different societal schemes such as Technology interventions for addressing Societal Needs including weaker sections, Young Scientist & Technologist Scheme, technological Interventions for Tribal Empowerment and S&T for Empowerment of SC population on 23.08.2013 organized by Ministry of Science & Technology, DST, Technology Bhavan, New Delhi.

12. Principle Investigator - RWH visited Rajasthan to provide guidance and technical support for Ramakrishna Jaidayal Dalmia Seva Sansthan in Implementing a project titled "Integrated Approach for Augmenting Ground water in Chirawa Block of Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan - Amrit Jalam" in collaboration with Department of Science & Technology, Government of India at Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan, from 24.08.2013 and 28.08.2013.

13. Exhibition and Awareness building at "Converge - 2013" an Exhibition cum Vendor Development Programme for Industries on RWH organized by Bommasandra Industries Association. Inaugurated by Sri K. H. Muniyappa Honorable Union Minister of State for Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Presided by Mr. D. K. Suresh MP (Bangalore Rural) from 02.10.2013 to 05.10.2013 at Bommasandra Circle, Bommasandra.

14. Technical Lecture on "Safe water for all and Always" Science policy Markets on 22.10.2013 at three day programme on "Experiences in sustainability" organized by Development Alternatives World Headquarters, New Delhi and TARA gram Orchha, Madhya Pradesh.

15. Twenty Quiz and Debate Programme on Rainwater Harvesting and Water Conservation was organized from 05.12.2013 to 19.12.2013 for School Students from Twenty One Schools in and around Vijayanagar, Bangalore. Nearly 1065 students, 83 teachers and Volunteersí from Nisarga Mahila Samaja, Vijayanagara, Bangalore participated in the program.

16. On the occasion of "Vignana Darshan" a Science Tour on 19.12.2013, 100 Pre-University College students along with 10 faculty members from Shimoga and Gulbarga districts visited Sir M. Visvesvaraya Rainwater Harvesting Theme Park, Jayanagar, Bangalore

Several lectures and presentations are being delivered to promote rainwater harvesting by the council across the state, in addition to news paper articles and television programs.
 

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Progress for the Period: November 2010 to July 2011.

The RWH Cell at the Council has been providing technical guidance to individuals, institutions and private sectors on Rain Water Harvesting technology. Technical consultancy has been provided to the following projects at a total cost of Rs. 4.67 crores and has roof water potential for harvesting 755 Million Liters.

1. Structures of BDA, BBMP, PWD and BWSSB, Bangalore

2. Indian Institute of Science

a. Dept. of Nano Science.

b. Dept. of Biological Science.

c. Dept. of Physical Science.

d. Dept. of Aerospace , Bangalore

e. International Visitors Hostel

3. Other Government Buildings such as

a) Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, Bangalore

b) Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.

c) Center For Development Of Advanced Computing, Byappanahalli, Bangalore.

d) Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Koramangala, Bangalore.

4. Apartments

a) RMV Clusters Apartments.

b) Mr. X-treme Pvt., L & T South City, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore.

5. Private Companies

a) Bosch India Pvt. Ltd (Phase II). Bangalore.

b) Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India) Pvt. Ltd., R & D Farm, Bangalore.

Lectures and Presentation:

Several lectures and presentations are being delivered to promote rainwater harvesting by the council across the state, in addition to news paper articles and television programs.
 

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November 2009 to March 2010

The RWH Cell at the Council has been providing technical guidance to individuals, institutions and private sectors on Rain Water Harvesting technology. Technical consultancy has been provided to the following projects at a total cost of Rs. 3.62 crores.

1. Rainwater Harvesting for Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike, Parks

1.1. Phase-I.

Council designed, developed and provided technical support for planning Rainwater Harvesting for B. B. M. P., Parks 1) RMV II Stage. 2) East Zone Park, 3) Anand Nagar Park, 4) Amarjyothi Park, 5) H.M.T. Layout, 6) Rabindranath Tagore Park, 7) Bapuji Layout Park, 8) Vinayaka Layout Park, 9) Naveen Park in Hebbal and Vijayanagar assembly constituency.

Total Cost of the project is Rs. 9,81,814=00.

1.2. Phase - II

Council designed, developed and provided technical support for planning Rainwater Harvesting for B. B. M. P., Parks 1) Citizen Park, 2) Adarsha School Park, 3) Ward Office, 97 Park, 4) Fifth Main Road Park, 5) Narayanappa Park, 6) Subhash Chandra Bose Park, and 7) Laxmaiah Park in Hebbal assembly constituency.

Total Cost of the project is Rs. 4,66,605=00.

1.3. Phase - III

Council designed, developed and provided technical support for planning Rainwater Harvesting for B. B. M. P., Parks 1) Bulle Park Stage-I, 2) Bulle Park Stage-II, 3) Bulle Park Stage-III, 4) RMV 7 Cross 4 Main Park, 5) MLA Layout Park, 6) "3A" Cross Park, 7) RMV I A Cross, 8) Judicial Layout Park, 9) AECS Layout Park, 10) RMV Hospital Park, 11) KEB Layout Park, 12) Siddhivinayak Layout Park, 13) Central Exercise Layout Park, 14) Bhoopasandra Vinayaka Layout Park, 15) Raghu Park, RMS Layout, 16) 100 Ward Office Park, 17) Sanjaynagar, 18) Devasandra 80 Feet Road Park in RMV Extension and Sanjaynagar area.

Total Cost of the project is Rs. 19,99,360=00.

2. Rainwater Harvesting for Aurobindo School, Modi Hospital Road, Bangalore

Council designed, developed and provided technical support for planning Rainwater Harvesting for Aurobindo School, Modi Hospital Road, Bangalore.

The roof area is 958 sq. m. and has a potential of 9, 72, 681 liter. The Cost of the project is Rs. 5,18,481=00.

3. Rainwater Harvesting for Cipla Pvt. Ltd., Whitefield, Bangalore.

Council designed, developed and provided technical support for planning Rainwater Harvesting for Cipla Pvt. Ltd., Whitefield, Bangalore.

The catchment area is 17, 264 sq. m. and has a potential of 17.5 Million liter. The Cost of the project is Rs. 54,84,600=00.

4. Rainwater Harvesting for National Bureau of Soil Survey, Hebbal, Bangalore.

Council designed, developed and provided technical support for planning Rainwater Harvesting for National Bureau of Soil Survey, Hebbal, Bangalore.

The catchment area is 2,866 sq. m. and has a potential of 3 Million liter.

The Cost of the project is Rs. 8,97,829=00.

5. Rainwater Harvesting for Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

Council designed, developed and provided technical support for planning Rainwater Harvesting for B.W.S.S.B.,

5.1. West Division.

There are 27 sites with a potential of 34 Million liter of rainwater.

The total Cost of the project is Rs. 92,90,600=00.

5.2. South East Division.

There are 8 sites with a potential of 16 Million liter of rainwater.

The total Cost of the project is Rs. 31,69,855=00.

5.3. South Division.

There are 19 sites with a potential of 16 Million liter of rainwater.

The total Cost of the project is Rs. 83,29,573=00.

6. Rainwater Harvesting for RMV Clusters apartment, Phase ll, Dollars Colony, Bangalore.

Council designed, developed and provided technical support for planning Rainwater Harvesting for RMV Clusters, Phase ll, Dollars Colony, Bangalore.

The roof area is 4, 592 sq. m. and has a potential of 4.6 Million liter. The Cost of the project is Rs. 13,92,350=00.

7. Rainwater Harvesting for Karnataka State Reserve Police Force, Konaje, Mangalore.

Council designed, developed and provided technical support for planning Rainwater Harvesting for Karnataka State Reserve Police Force, Konaje, Mangalore.

The roof area is 11,042 sq. m. and has a potential of 26 Million liter. The Cost of the project is Rs. 36,74,479=00.

Lectures and Presentations

Several lectures and presentations are being delivered to promote rainwater harvesting by the council across the state, in addition to news paper articles and television programs.

 

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