‘It’s imperative to educate consumers so they can identify and think innovative means to consume re use or conserve water. It will not only benefit the environment but can also play a larger role in the preservation of declining fresh water resources’, says Satish Naik, Partner & Chief Designer, A Design Studio
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They say – “Water is driving force of all the nature “.
We all know water is the important substance for preserving life. As per the study, one can survive for weeks without food, but only a few days without water. Yes, you heard us right its true. The need for water conservation is arising at a rapid form. We should use our water wisely and care for it. but the question is that how can we do it?
We all know that we live in a country which is majorly driven by agriculture and natural produce. India as an agricultural nation has been so popular that there have been famous songs singing praises of the land’s fertility and how it is able to ‘produce’ gold, diamonds and pearls.
As architects and designers, professionals can play an important role in ensuring that water conservation is made possible. Simple measures in the making of building designs can channelize sustainable use of water. It is important for all professionals to pay special attention to concepts such as rain water harvesting.
One of the easiest ways to ensure that enough water is made available in times of lack of supply is – opt for systems where rain water is automatically collected and stored. Underground tanks and collection systems for rain water need to be incorporated at the time of the planning of a space. This is something that should be done irrespective of whether the space is residential or commercial in nature. It is also important to ensure that processes such as waste water management are put into action by designers to be able to save clean water from being wasted.
You might have noticed that leak pipes can go unnoticed for a longer time. Proper maintenance, proactive measures and quick fixes can contribute a lot to water conversation. Professionals are now providing leak detection systems, which can notify maintenance staff about water leakage before the buildings, or walls gets damaged. By adopting the new procedures will only help you to reduce the wastage of water.
It is up to the professionals in the field of architecture to make sure that the layman is made aware about the different ways of water conservation using technology. Architects can also encourage the creation of a better environment by planning better landscapes around buildings.
If you have a large garden area opt for new water-efficient landscaping. You can also interchange a portion of the lawn with native plants, so it will demand less water. Did you know that landscaping and interior water fixtures can reduce the use of water by 30 percent? You can also plant trees which can increase moisture levels and the can contribute to the possibility of better rains. When buildings are made greener, it not only helps in bringing in better rains but also helps in keeping the environment naturally cleaner.
You might be aware that water conservation can be merged into a design, even if it is just at the fitting level. Providing an arrangement that lessens water usage will not only lower energy costs, it will also safeguard future availability of resources and will do less harm to environment.
Finally, it is the onus of the general public to understand the consequences of wasting water in times when it is increasingly becoming a precious commodity. It is therefore essential for people to work in conjunction with professionals to ensure that their residential complexes and office buildings are equipped to store naturally available water in an effective and useful manner.
It’s imperative to educate consumers so they can identify and think innovative means to consume re use or conserve water. It will not only benefit the environment but can also play a larger role in the preservation of declining fresh water resources.
So, are you looking forward to save water this season? Save water. Save life.