Somewhere between the conversations, we have always discussed about how to create the awareness among citizens, especially children on how the water resources should be utilized. Because, there is no such policy or framework that has been set on creating awareness among public towards water use.
Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) have come up with this unique idea of setting a theme park that will educate the current generation of how the system works in the water supply and management section. Focusing primarily on how water harvesting can be done to store enough water that can be put to use whenever required.
Developed at a cost of nearly 2 Crore, the park is spread over 3.5 acres at Jubilee Hills Road no 51. The whole idea of constructing the theme park was conceived by KT Rama Rao, Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development.
Technology has been put to good use as we can see interactive games being developed on the theme to make it easy for children to understand the importance of rain-water harvesting along with virtual reality setup to give a better experience of how the process is run.
“The park houses 42 models which show the visitors the different types of water conserving techniques and also placed here are four gazebos, each catering to a variety of rain water harvesting and ground water recharge system that can be replicated at homes.”
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“A talking tree present inside the animation theatre, which speaks about the rain forests is sure to be a major attraction for school children. The theatre also accommodates a virtual reality setup, which visualises the journey of water reaching home from the source and the various stages involved. The children will be provided with virtual reality gear to watch this 9-minute-video.”
“Infotainment for children does not stop here and children can also try their luck at saving water by performing actions such as fixing leakages and breakages through a video game. J. Sathya Narayana, Officer on Special Duty, RWH, says, “The four-minute game can be played by four players and at the end one can see the amount of water saved.” He adds that some minor works are pending, and the park will be available for visitors very soon.”
“In addition, a musical fountain, a quiz kiosk, swales to increase rain water infiltration, different booths explaining the quantity of water used for various daily activities, a zodiac park with plants specific to zodiac signs etc., dot this sprawling space.”
What else could have been better than setting up a theme park to create awareness among public?
It was indeed a great initiative by HMWSSB and we look forward to experience it soon after it is open to public.
We hope every state waterboard should have this in their list to setup these environment-friendly theme parks to educate people on how important it is to conserve water for generations to come.