The Engineer Who Is Creating Ice Stupas To Solve The Water Problems Of People In Ladakh

Inspired by Chewang Norphel's work of creating artificial glaciers, when Sonam Wangchuk saw people struggling to meet their basic water requirements in Ladakh, he came up with a solution of creating vertical ice stupas to store water for a longer time. The average stupa is 35 meters to 40 meters high and can store upto 16,000 cubic litres of water which is enough to irrigate 10 hectares of land. Read how Wangchuk plans to create 80-90 such stupas to solve all of Ladakh's water troubles.

The Man Who Creates Artificial Glaciers To Meet The Water Needs Of Ladakh

Ladakh's beautiful mountains might be a paradise for tourists, but ask the locals who have to struggle to meet their basic water needs every year. Chewang Norphel put his engineering skills to a better use and created artificial glaciers to provide water in this cold and dry mountainous region. Know more about his remarkably innovative technology and how it works.