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Challenge Design of a Low Cost Rainwater Harvesting Storage Tank in a Wetland Region
Design of a Low Cost Rainwater Harvesting Storage Tank in a Wetland Region
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 747
Posted: Jan 11 2010
Challenge ID: 9097564
 
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Abstract
The Rockefeller Foundation is providing support to this Seeker for the design of a new rainwater harvesting storage tank for use in a wetland Region in India. It is part of the Global Giveback Innovation Challenge Set. The tank needs to be affordable by the local people and have a capacity of 6000 liters. High water table, flooding, differential settlement and acidic soil are just some of the issues to be overcome with the proper design.
Overview
The Rockefeller Foundation is providing support to this Seeker for the design of a new rainwater harvesting storage tank for use in a wetland Region in India. It is part of the Global Giveback Innovation Challenge Set. The tank needs to be affordable by the local people and have a capacity of 6000 liters. High water table, flooding, differential settlement and acidic soil are just some of the issues to be overcome with the proper design..

This is a Theoretical Challenge which requires a written proposal only. The Solver will propose a design of the storage tank along with a water catchment system. Drawings will be required as well as a list of materials of construction. Evidence that the proposed system will meet the requirements (from previous applications, testing, existing data, literature, etc.) will be very important. The proposal will be evaluated on a theoretical basis considering the current state of the art knowledge.
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