Hampi, India - Ancient Water For Our Future
Directed by Richard Yelland. How did Mohan Rao become one of the world's leading innovators in sustainable water management? He did not look forward for inspiration but instead to the past. In Hampi, India, Rao uncovered a reservoir system dating to the Hindu empire of ancient Vijayanagra, circa 1000AD, that had sustained a population of 1/2 million people for hundreds of years with very little rainfall. With the help of the Architectural Survey of India, Rao's work in Hampi has provided much needed models for water supply management in the development of cities and urban complexes around the globe. Rao's ancient discovery could promise to unlock the answer to the world's dwindling water supplies.