Author: By Vishvas Ghawate, AVG Sustainable GreenSolutions LLP ,Pune
Food, Water, Air, Earth, Energy , Shelter and Peoples are the Seven Strands of Sustainable Living (Sapthapatha) at Organo Eco Habitats.
This is An integrated Eco-system as a living space, consciously created with sustainability principles at its core; designed for having a minimal impact without contaminating the environment in or around it. integrated eco harmlessly integrated into the natural world, supportive of a healthy way of leaving.
Organo Eco Habitats is responsible for all the stakeholders and environmental concerns equally.It helps to create community development models on triple-bottom-line success (Social, environmental and economic areas) and net-zero thinking.
RURBAN ECO-HABITATS Fair share of prosperity for all
Water is One of the key factor of Sustainable Living anywhere. From last few decades, all efforts were made and still in progress for identification of adequate Water resources and its effective and inexpensive use for all our Basic Domestic and Agriculture needs.
Efforts are done on large scale at Government level, Policy Level ,Private Sector to supply adequate water and fulfil need of different sectors like Farming, Villages,Cities, Industries, Construction, animals etc.
We as a human, tried and still trying every possible options to get adequate good quality of water. This includes Rainwater, Ground Water, Dams, Pipelines through dams / Canals/Rivers ,Ponds etc.
In Current Scenario , different thoughts, facts,debates, data, past experiences, experts opinion is available with all of us on which water source is pure, sustainable in long term availability and with less expenditures.. !!
Currently the fact globally and nationally is, water everywhere is inadequate and we are felling Water Stressed Life and will become more severe in future.
At least, all new developments needs to be selfsustainable and water disciplined while using every drop of water.Thiswill minimize the burden on existing demand of huge water requirements all over.
Water- At Organo Eco Habitats
Organo is Rurban farming community model in which urban and village lifestyleis combined in more Natural ways. These communities are developed on areas like 50 plus acres of land…
Water sustainability is the key factor in such Community Base models.
Organo has done extensive Scientific efforts on water part in their first multiple Award Winning Project - “Naandi” in 2016.
This includes water source Identification, Watershed Management Programs, creation of Bioswales, Water Recharge techniques,Storm water Management ,CCT work ,Collection of Rain water in large capacity water ponds etc.
From previous experience, Organo is in opinion that tapping water from deep bore holes is not solution in longer run, equally not suited to their Ideology of combined social development of premised nearby the community projects.
Tapping more water from deeper bore wells may impact on nearby premises as well.
Organo is already engaged and working on different method to improve social and economic life nearby localities, farmers by different ways and Methods.
“Water Policy” at Organo Eco Habitats -
As a Significant Water Policy in terms of Water Resilient Community, Organo is looking and focusing at capturing as much Rainfall as possible directly as a source of water in combination of municipal water.
This is achieved by construction of infrastructure to tap Rain water directly in to huge dug wells ( More than 1 crore plus of tanks c strategically located in premise) along with Rain Water Harvesting Methods in entire area of Community. This fulfills maximum water need of the community and other requirement such as Community collective farming,Afforestation,Go-Shala ,Herbal Gardens,Personal Farming and Green areas.
Organo Community is already Energy Net Zero Community and Zero Discharge Community and is moving towards Net Zero Water Community by different methods.
In Organo habitats,(a Green Building Certified Community),Water is precisely identified,calculated,used,reused and measures all the times at different stages like data collection,developmental and post development.
While using water as a natural resources,all stakeholders,peoples and other eco system have equal right to use.
“Water Literate Community” -
Organo Eco Habitats believes that each Stake Holder plays a vital role in long run impact of Water Sustainability.
Hence , after Completion of all effective water infrastructure related with Water management ,its necessary that all Stake Holders/ End Users gets 100 % acquainted with effective use of water.
This involves - Awareness Programs for all Community Members like -
1. Water Stress - and the area where the community is based in line with Water stress
2. To understand Total Water demand and Supply of the Community
3. To understand about Water Infrastructure laid within the Community and effective use of same.
4. Their actions on Day to Day basis about water and its effective use at Individual level and at Collective level.
5. Establishment of Water Committee for Community for Post Observations and remedies required in connection with Technical Operation and Maintenance Team
6. Continuous Participation through different Gatherings,Social Programs ,Technical Seminars in Community.