Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Center

India

Abstract

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) was explored as a possible method to alleviate seasonal water scarcity in Himachal Pradesh. To investigate the feasibility of RWH, local residents were surveyed about their current water infrastructure and their perceptions of RWH. Based on analyzed data, models of RWH systems were designed for potential implementation on the IIT campus, Mandi town, and nearby villages. It was determined that RWH systems would be beneficial, but costs, lack of infrastructure, and misconceptions about RWH have impeded implementation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

India

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