Friday, 11 April 2014

Enjoy your WALK on a footpath which also harvests precious RAINWATER!

Can our footpaths be porous?
Harvest rainwater through your walk paths.

In Bangalore, a kilometer of walk path with porous pavements has a potential to harvest 30 lakh liter of rainwater per year. With moderate percolation efficiency of 75%, around 15 families of Bangalore can depend entirely on recharged ground water all through the year.
Can we bring in this change?
Porous foot paths are cheaper to build and easy to maintain compared to conventional foot paths.

1 comment :

  1. Yes a small change in paver design will make a big positive change


Mr Shivakumar has several publications and significant number of patents, which are under commercial exploitation to benefit the society. His research experience spans over several fields and areas in applied sciences. He has a "National Award" to his credit, awarded by the Union Government of India in the year 2001 for one of his innovations. He was awarded the "Citizen Extraordinary" by Rotary International in the year 2007. The First Innovation award "Ammulya 2012" for two of his patents was awarded by Government of Karnataka in addition to other state awards and recognitions.