Breakthrough Water Transmissible Pavement Technology from Integral University to Recharge Ground Water and to Combat City Watter-logging

Water conservation technology

Integral University’s Department of Structural Civil Engineering has made a groundbreaking advancement in urban infrastructure with the invention of “Water Transmissible Pavement.” This innovative technology, developed in the laboratory of Prof. Syed Aqeel Ahmad and Mr. Zishan Raza Khan, allows rainwater to be stored within the road structure itself,

effectively mitigating waterlogging while maintaining the strength to bear traffic loads. The Government of India has recognized the significance of this invention by granting a patent for the technology.

Prof. Javed Musarrat, Vice Chancellor of Integral University, congratulated the faculty members on their remarkable achievement. “Integral University is a research-driven institution, and once again, our researchers have demonstrated their excellence,” he remarked.

This technology complements the Government’s initiatives for smart cities and rainwater harvesting said Mr. Khan. It offers a unique way of groundwater recharge and helps to manage the rainwater that falls on road surfaces, which otherwise goes to waste and causes urban waterlogging. And, it advances our understanding of stormwater management in urban environments and the innovative solutions to the challenges posed by urbanization.”

The Water Transmissible Pavement integrates a Water-Dust Separator system, providing a maintenance-free solution for stormwater management. This reduces operational costs and ensures long-term serviceability, aligning with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ directives for stormwater management. The technology supports the mitigation of urbanization impacts on drainage networks and contributes to achieving a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS).

Integral University’s commitment to pioneering research and practical solutions is evident through this invention, which promises to revolutionize urban infrastructure and improve the quality of life in cities facing waterlogging issues.

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