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The Blue Alternativeand Permeable Hardscapes     By: Stacey Findlater     & Cesare Scarpone
By 2025 there will be 3 Billion peopleliving in waterless regions of the world- UN
climatic extremes flooding  long droughts  forest firesdrop in groundwater reserves  decrease in soil fertility and ...
Where did the water go?• Sea levels are currently rising which impacts human  populations living on islands or in costal r...
The Blue Alternative Solution can be used for the followingIssues:1. Creating and regenerating   groundwater supply resour...
Land Covered With Vegetation1- absorbs the energy of raindrops                    2- slows down water3- supports macro-org...
The Blue Alternative Water Management Policy  - In areas with available water resourcesRevitalization of the existinglands...
The Blue Alternative Solution       No trees For Dams-In dry areas with seasonal rains • Small mud dams slow   monsoonal r...
The Blue Alternative in a Dry Area Requires:                                               Jan - Sept• Availability of a s...
Water Retention in Dry Climates• Check dams• Contour Bunds• Recharge trenches• Percolation tanks• Planting trees
Artificial Recharge Techniques• Enhance the sustainable yield in areas• Conservation and storage of excess water for the f...
The Blue Alternative Solution can be used for the followingIssues:1. Creating and regenerating groundwater resources2. Imp...
Hiware Bizare- The Miracle Water Village
• the conservation of rainwater on land and the selling of only the natural surplus of water in a region is essential for ...
Blue Alternative and Permeable Hardscapes
Blue Alternative and Permeable Hardscapes
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Solving the world water crisis using the blue alternative solution. Discusses several techniques used in rain collection and percolation to aquifers.

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Blue Alternative and Permeable Hardscapes

  1. 1. The Blue Alternativeand Permeable Hardscapes By: Stacey Findlater & Cesare Scarpone
  2. 2. By 2025 there will be 3 Billion peopleliving in waterless regions of the world- UN
  3. 3. climatic extremes flooding  long droughts  forest firesdrop in groundwater reserves  decrease in soil fertility and biodiversity
  4. 4. Where did the water go?• Sea levels are currently rising which impacts human populations living on islands or in costal regions• Satellite measured average rise of 3.3mm per year from 1993 to 2009
  5. 5. The Blue Alternative Solution can be used for the followingIssues:1. Creating and regenerating groundwater supply resources2. Flood and drought prevention3. Restoration of the natural production potential and biodiversity of an area4. To mitigate risk of natural disasters and rising ocean levels
  6. 6. Land Covered With Vegetation1- absorbs the energy of raindrops 2- slows down water3- supports macro-organisms
  7. 7. The Blue Alternative Water Management Policy - In areas with available water resourcesRevitalization of the existinglandscape• Construction of many small water catchments• The creation of wetlands and ponds to slow runoff• Supportive agricultural and forest management practices
  8. 8. The Blue Alternative Solution No trees For Dams-In dry areas with seasonal rains • Small mud dams slow monsoonal rains • Excess water is stored in basins or percolation tanks • To replenish local ground water aquifers and restore productivity • At the lowest possible cost
  9. 9. The Blue Alternative in a Dry Area Requires: Jan - Sept• Availability of a surplus Oct- Dec 67% monsoon rain water• A suitable hydrogeological environment and locations for building water catchments
  10. 10. Water Retention in Dry Climates• Check dams• Contour Bunds• Recharge trenches• Percolation tanks• Planting trees
  11. 11. Artificial Recharge Techniques• Enhance the sustainable yield in areas• Conservation and storage of excess water for the future seasons• Improve the quality of existing groundwater• Refill aquifers
  12. 12. The Blue Alternative Solution can be used for the followingIssues:1. Creating and regenerating groundwater resources2. Improve water quality3. Flood and drought prevention4. Production Potential and Biodiversity5. Natural disasters, Rising ocean levels and Iceberg melting.6. Atmospheric water vapour layer
  13. 13. Hiware Bizare- The Miracle Water Village
  14. 14. • the conservation of rainwater on land and the selling of only the natural surplus of water in a region is essential for ensuring the environmental security , global stability and the sustenance of economic growth. Fulfilling these interests should be of interest to each individual and each community

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