The Yamuna River Project

Najafgarh Lake Recovery

July Qiu

Najafgarh Lake extents.

Site map of Najafgarh Lake.

Flow direction of agricultural run-off.

Canal system layers.

Second treatment of agricultural overflow.

Najafgarh Lake average flood ranges.

Najafgarh Lake average flood ranges, separated into seasonal levels.

Najafgarh Lake as Green Infrastructure.

Speculative site plan.

Recycled water in rural delhi is fundamental to increase food/water security of the region. By following the directionality of flow of waste agricultural and domestic water, it was discovered that lines were developed based on modified contour lines. These lines could be designed to control, collect, and filter water arriving at the lake through linear ponds and vegetation design. Water would be treated through a system of ponds designed to handle varying levels of pollution and three conditions of water levels, dry, regular, and wet.


The park would provide recreational function while simultaneously raising awareness about agricultural and water issues through the transparency of water recycling and agricultural processes. Wholesale markets would be designed within the park to decrease food waste and increase food security awareness.

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