Opportunities of �Sponge City� as a Solution for Urban Waterlogging & Water Scarcity in India
International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology
The rapid development of social economy, unfettered expansion of urbanization and increased urban population has caused serious problems in India. The main problems are associated with waterlogging, water resources and the aquatic environment, for example, a heavy rain in a city inevitably leads to waterlogging, which leads to a great threat to the livelihood, property and transportation facilities. Disasters due to urban flood are a key problem that restricts the development of urban ecology
... of urban ecology in the nation. This is due to increase of impermeable surface, which leads to a decrease in rainfall infiltration and increase in surface runoff. It was also noticed that the Indian cities are prone to water scarcity and heavy temperature during the seasons other than monsoon. This article briefly introduces opportunities of Sponge City, which was successfully implemented in China to overcome the above problems, in cities of India. The study was also expected to provide a deeper thinking to solve the waterlogging and water scarcity of the nation in a sustainable and green manner.