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Tanvi Jain

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Watering the Urban Desert
Indore, India



Over 1.7 billion people in the Indian subcontinent live in areas where underground water is being over extracted, leading to the worst water crisis in history. The current public health pandemic has reinforced the link between public health and water infrastructure, leading to an urgent need to create water-resilient and self-reliant urban communities. The worsening crisis also accentuates gender disparity as women of vulnerable communities expend extensive time and energy to fetch water.

My research aims to investigate how the gendered dimension can shape the architecture of semi-arid cities, to sensitively empower the domestic end-user. At the regional scale, it investigates the spatial dimension of water structures to inform an urban design paradigm that works in symbiosis with water ecology and terrain. The design aims to create an alternative architectural identity by reinterpreting water containers at various scales: the domestic tank, the community well and the regional aquifer.
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Tanvi Jain

︎Year 4
tj327@cam.ac.uk