A young engineer from Ladakh who successfully built an artificial vertical glacier to end water crisis in cold desert has now been invited by Swiss government to replicate this model in Europe’s favourite destination.
Sonam Wangchuk had been inspired by Chewang Norphel’s work of creating artificial glaciers. The average artificial glacier is 35 meters to 40 meters high and can store up to 16,000 cubic litres of water which is enough to irrigate 10 hectares of land.
Leh Lawmaker, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Saturday while informing the Legislative Assembly about the development was surprised as “why J&K state can’t try the model”.
“This ‘vertical tower glacier’ model could be used to check the receding glaciers in Himalayas,” he told the Lower House during Zero Hour.
Talking to Kashmir Life Jora said, “this prototype can be used to end water crisis in the regions facing water scarcity.”
This artificial glacier can save water up to 1, 50, 000 litres of water.