• Teaser

König News


Reflections on Managing
WATER Earth’s Greatest Natural Resource

Just published in India, available at Amazon.in: A book, written in English, as an appeal to all those who value cherish water.

The book captures various aspects of water: Its availability, role in nurturing life and nature and its relationship with religion, celebrations, culture and entertainment. Use and abuse of water, socio economic effects of drought and floods, poisoning of water and the legal framework around water are covered as well. Packed with hardcore statistics, the highlight of the book is its optimism. Citing global and national initiatives from all water users and those who respect water, the book cites concrete and viable solutions for creating water abundance. Most importantly, it calls for a new way of water thinking and innovation so that water is available for all, everywhere and always.


Launch of Reflections on Managing Water by Shri Jairam Ramesh, with editors Dr. Indira Khurana and Mr. Ranjit Barthakur




The sun has never sent us a bill – is the title of a book by Franz Alt. We can also apply this motto to clouds: they never send us any bills for the rainwater they produce. I am fascinated by water and energy, especially when construction techniques put them at the disposal of our surroundings and our architecture.


Seminars and talks

Water and energy are too precious to be used only once. In my contact with students and specialists, I promote the rules of technology for the runoff and evaporation of rainwater as well as for rainwater and greywater harvesting. It’s also all about the synergy effects of energy and architecture.



There are very different targets and rules to be observed when using and managing rainwater. This, compounded with the way functions are divided among the various trades at the building site, can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. That is when my expertise is called for, to provide information and seek reconciliation.


VOLUNTARY activities

Participation as moderator and speaker at many international conferences around the globe, my experience as an architect realising my own projects and a respectful treatment of our environment’s resources us are the things that inspire me to also work in a voluntary capacity.

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.