Sustainable Water Resource Development in
Ujjal Park, Kolkata, India
Geographic focus: India / Ujjal Park, Kolkata
Date completed: 2002
Continual withdrawal of groundwater in Ujjal Park has resulted in steep depletion of the underground repository both by measure of quantity and quality. Shinjan Sengupta, a student from Kolkata, India, created maps of land use and water level change over time to better assess the problem. Shinjan proposed collecting rainwater and drawing water from a nearby reservoir as possible ways to reduce pressure on the Ujjal Park groundwater reserve.
Topics / keywords: Groundwater; Urbanization
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