The Bhakrota Watershed Park is a response to the climate crisis in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Drought conditions in the region, a growing population and continued urbanization have taxed the water system to the point almost a third of the city’s water needs are not met, and this problem is projected to worsen.
This project proposes a network of watershed parks, dramatically reshaping the terrain to capture runoff, recharge the depleted groundwater reserves and provide for Jaipur’s current and future water needs. These parks help meet the region’s water needs while tangibly demonstrating the water supply and demand to the populace.
The water crisis in Jaipur and Rajasthan has reached catastrophic proportions, so making an impact on this crisis requires similarly monumental proposals. Six watershed parks spread over a collected area of more than eighteen square kilometers can provide shared public spaces, ecological restoration, education and the large-scale collection of stormwater and surface runoff to help address this problem at scale.