Stepwells of Jaipur

Exploring into the ancient water wisdom of Jaipur Rajasthan, India. Anubhuti Chandna Jaipur is one of the first planned city of northern India based on the principles of “Shilpa Shastra”, in fact “Jaipur clearly represents a dramatic departure from extant medieval cities with its ordered, grid-like structure – broad streets, criss-crossing at right anglese, earmarked…

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Delhi Sultanate Waterworks

Ancient network of water harvestingstructures in Delhi, India. Tanvi Gupta Delhi is located in the Northern part of India being continuously inhabited since the 6th century B.C. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as the capital of various kingdoms, most notably the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal empire. Two prominent features of the geography…

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The Roman Aqueducts

A system of pipes, canals, and supporting structures used to convey water from its source to its main distribution point. Camilla Di Nicola The Roman Aqueduct systems were built over a period of about 500 years, from 312 B.C. to A.D. 226. Both public and private funds paid for construction. The city of Rome had…

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Baoli (water stories)

Rainwater and natural stormwater channels from Delhi ridge are stored in the ground and it is directly accessible to people by a flight of stairs. The narrow staircase is divided into three parts, which runs along the inner three walls of rectangular baoli. Project Name: Delhi Sultanate Waterworks, Ancient network of water harvesting structures, Delhi,…

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Nasone

Literally the term Nasone means big nose. It is the typical roman freshwater drinking fountain. The city of Rome began installing nasoni around the 1870s to provide fresh water supplies for citizens; today there are still between 2500 and 2800 Nasoni in Rome. Project Name: The Roman Aqueducts – Rome, Italy. Climate: Temperate – Mediterranean…

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Mostra d’acqua

From Latin mostrare, to show, to reveal, to exhibit. It was the name for a large public fountain with monumental functions. Usually, they were the terminus of an aqueduct. Project Name: The Roman Aqueducts, Rome, Italy Climate: Temperate, Mediterranean Climate Year: III B.C – I A.D. century Water Type: Drinkable, freshwater Landscape Type: Not relevant…

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Bund

Water harvesting mud embankments restrain natural streams of stormwater runoff in its upper reaches and direct it for storage in hauz (lake) and baoli (stepwell). Project Name: Delhi Sultanate Waterworks, Ancient network of water harvesting structures, Delhi, India Climate: Overlap of humid subtropical and semi arid Year: 1206 A.D. – 1526 A.D. Water type: Drinkable…

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Baoli (water works)

Rainwater and natural storm water channels from Delhi ridge is stored in ground and it is directly accessible to people by a flight of stairs. The narrow staircase is divided into three parts, which runs along inner three walls of rectangular baoli. Project Name: Delhi Sultanate Waterworks, Ancient network of water harvesting struc-tures, Delhi, India…

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Hauz

Water tanks which harvest rainwater and stormwater during monsoon season. Main function of the hauz was to collect rainwater over a large expanse of land. Project Name: Delhi Sultanate Waterworks, Ancient network of water harvesting structures, Delhi, India Climate: Overlap of humid subtropical and semi-arid Year: 1206 A.D. – 1526 A.D. Water type: Drinkable rainwater…

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