Mawsnyram, a village located in Meghalaya, India is hailed as one of the wettest places on earth receiving the most rains globally in a calendar year producing an average annual rainfall of 11,872 mm (about 39 feet). With all of this rain coming in, it is impossible to believe that this beautiful village cannot harvest all of its water and is still running short on water supply and conservation. With this being said, our group has decided we would build flexible machine mechanisms that would thereby make the process of obtaining water easier. Although, there are water systems that may distribute water throughout the village, there are still problems with the population increase which has caused a water shortage. To conserve the water we plan on using a filtration system that can store and generate water back into the village. Also, because studies show that the everlasting rains in Mawsynram have greatly diminished due to unexpected climate change, we plan on setting up gutters, pipe systems, and filtration systems which could prove advantageous for this village. It is also important to note that Mawsnyram has a natural resource of coal that can be used for energy and also the filtering of water.
Lastly, we also plan on hiring locals and coal miners to help build a water filtration system which will produce profits and strengthen Mawsnyrams’s workforce and decrease the illegal mining that goes unchecked within the village of Mawsynram.