Author(s): F. S. Saidoddin, A. Suseelan & A. Krishna
Many of the cities have previously emerged as settlements, along water bodies.
The relation between settlements and water is unique and important.
paradigm of water, which is considered a source that sustains life, nurtures
occupations and supports religious beliefs is inherent in traditional cities.
Presently, there is a shift in paradigm with urbanization and globalization, and
the ill-effects of negating water have caused urban ecological imbalance,
pollution, unhygienic conditions and floods.
Trends of development and
increased land demands have caused encroachment of tank beds, sewage
disposal into tanks and nalas.
The study addresses a historical perspective of the
system of tanks or kalyanis that existed in the city of Bangalore for over four
centuries, focusing on the Arkavathi and Pinakini River Basins, the Water
Network System in Bangalore city, and the Planning principles and land use
allocation considering topography.
An understanding of the tank system would
help the community to conserve this unique asset of the city.
The water network
as a structuring element, which also renders Bangalore an identity is also
water bodies, settlements, encroachment, land use, topography.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/RAV110351
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This paper can be found in the following bookManagement of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IIIBuy