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Water urbanism project: IIT KGP joins hand with US Univs

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The has joined hand with three universities of the United State for water urbanism project at

Water urbanism is a geo-hydrological exploratory study of Varanasi, where is integrated with the past and present of the ancient city and key to the growth of the city over the ages.

The Water urbanism project is part of the multi-focal point of research under the Science and Heritage Initiative (SandHI) spearheaded by

To conduct the Water urbanism exploratory study from January 5, a 50-member team of students, research scholars and academicians from three US universities are collaborating with

The three varsities are of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of led by and Prof Geeta Mehta, University of led by Prof and University led by Prof

"Water urbanism enables inter-disciplinary study of infrastructure, healthcare and hydrology of a region. Through it integrated urban planning and system can be designed in sync with the natural environment of the region instead of isolated urban developments," Prof Bhargab Maitra, Head, and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management, said today.

Prof Joy Sen, Head, Department of Architecture and Regional Planning at IIT Kharagpur, said the exploration work will be conducted from January 5-14.

IIT BHU and BHU, are part of the water urbanism project as well. Prof and Prof are the two key advisers of the project.

A frontline team of the British Geological Survey (BGS) are also expected to join with Dr of BGS and Prof of providing the geo hydrological insights to the exploration.

"The Water Urbanism Project : 2018 will open up new frontiers and explore potential of Varanasi, which the UNESCO has identified as 'the World Heritage City of Deep Culture and Music," Sen said.

A similar field exploration and development plan in water urbanism had previously been conducted in Kolkata.

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First Published: Tue, January 02 2018. 21:16 IST