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Title: Urban growth and water supply system in the hill town, dharamshala, India
Authors: Sharma S.
Mukherjee M.
Khare D.
Agrawal A.
Gupta R.
Published in: Proceedings of the International Conference of Architectural Science Association
Abstract: Water scarcity is one of the major problems in hill towns. Increasing urban population, infrastructure development, climate change and the decrease in groundwater recharge is intensifying water problems in hill towns. After the notification of the first hill town, Dharamshala, under a smart city provision on dated 24th. June 2016 (Governor et al., 2016) has been taken as a case study. This may lead to amplify the urban growth of the hilltown and resulting in an instant hike in urban population. With this increase, its effects on water demand also get greater than before, but the resources are static. The findings of this research highlight the diverse water supply systems of Dharamshala case and explore the probability of tapping water sources through different ways and means. The paper also discusses the allocation of different water resources with respect to the residents and finding the gap between water supply and demand. The water supply stress index (WaSSI) is supposed to be used in the study area to know about the intensity of stress which leads to frame plausible guidelines and deliberations. The study will help in arriving at some feasible solutions to deal with the problem of increasing demand-supply gap. © 2019 and published by the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA).
Citation: Proceedings of the International Conference of Architectural Science Association, (2019), 31- 40
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Architectural Science Association
Keywords: Hill towns
Smart city
Urban growth
Water supply stress index (WaSSI)
Water supply system
ISBN: 9780992383565
ISSN: 22093850
Author Scopus IDs: 57209327436
Author Affiliations: Sharma, S., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India, National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Mukherjee, M., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Khare, D., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Appears in Collections:Conference Publications [AR]

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