Did you know that the technical shape of Pagoda design can be use to replace Artificial Ice Stupas for water Conservation ?

I hope you have an idea of the geometry and shape of the Pagoda in Sri Lanka. This post is meant to discuss you about a simple method of conserving water in the summer using this shape. Considering water as a sacred object has been a feature of the world since the earliest settlements. I hope you now understand its urgency and importance.

The story goes back to the Manali Hills and Ladakh in northern India. This is one of the leading tourist destinations in Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh. During the winter, this water requirement is severe in association with the bush. Some streams also dry up in the summer. Its depicts the land in the Cold Desert Climate. This land is located at an altitude of 3000 m and due to the instability of the soil ( Dynamics of Himachal Pradesh © Aravinda Ravibhanu 2018 ). It is not possible to build reservoirs and store water in the face of approaching floods. Even this is why the construction of reservoirs in the Highland Complex in Sri Lanka should also be more prudent.

Ice stupa in the high altitude deserts of Ladakh, Himalayas. [Credit: Dadul Lobzang, Ice Stupa Project]

Researching history of ice stupas

In the year 2012, an engineer named Sonam Wangchuk was able to provide a sustainable solution to this water problem in Ladakh. Artificial ice formation by pressurizing and dissolving streams flowing from the highlands. Simply put, in the supermarkets you’ve seen, water is sprayed to keep the leaves fresh. A similar process takes place in the design of this artificial glacier. As the ambient temperature in these areas drops below zero at night, the water particles injected under intense pressure are counted and ice is formed.

Later in the summer, when the ambient temperature reaches about 20 degrees Celsius, the artificially created glacier melts naturally and water flows into the fields. It will then be implement as a flagship water conservation and temporary storage system. This is where the geometry of the Pagoda becomes important. This melting was very sensitive to sunlight due to the increase in surface area at the top of the artificial glacier. Many researchers around the world are also interesting in this design

Through it, stability was largely secure. This looks like a Pagoda in the distance. Since the shape of the Pagoda was replace, by creating a religious background (worship) in the interior of the half-frame as a mark of respect to it, many upland people were naturally incline to deal with and protect it constantly.
Today, these artificial ice stupas have contributed to the daily water needs of the inhabitants of the highlands. At present, there seems to be a lot of interest in the creation of these artificial ice stupas around the world.

Several research teams are also conducting research in Himachal Pradesh. Our team is also working to update these practices more sustainably. Especially Micro Hydraulic Spring to activate within natural water currents. There are many fossils in some of the regions as well as many factors that have contributed to the promotion of cave travel. Therefore, this land is of geological, fossil and archaeological importance.

Article by : Dr. Aravinda Ravibhanu | Eco Astronomy Inc- Indian Hub |

email : aravinda@ecoastronomy.edu.lk

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