ECOLOGIC – Contoured Landscapes Prevent Flooding

Pavitra Sriprakash, the Chief Designer and Director of Shilpa Architects writes about Sustainable and working landscapes like Swales which prevent flooding and recharge ground water.

“Swales are an elegantly efficient solution to counter floods and water stagnation! Swales are contoured landscapes lined with pebbles and plants. They have bore holes on the bed drilled up to sandy or rocky sedimentations underground; and are fitted with slotted pipes which convey surface water to aquifers below.”

19 Dec 2015, New Indian Express: ECOLOGIC – Contoured Landscapes Prevent Flooding – Read the Full Article

Countured Landscapes Swale

Stormwater management is one of the basic things that every site/city needs to address… Don’t pump the water out of your homes, save it. Don’t dry up the ground water, recharge it!

Pavitra Sriprakash (@pavisriprakash) is an Architect, Urban Designer, Dancer and Artist. She will be writing a sustainability column titled ECOLOGIC for The New Indian Express every week.