Groundwater
Jan 09 2017
CITY OF SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS - PART 1
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Arunava Bannerjee
With more and more apartments installing sewage treatment plants, recycled water is available for use. After RO treatment, this water becomes potable. But are people drinking it?
Nov 10 2016
Blog: Groundwater Stories
A question we often get asked as rainwater harvesters is, is there any point in building a recharge structure adjacent to a lake ? Does the lake not recharge ground water ? Will the recharge structure/well make any difference ? This is a very pertinent...
Sep 27 2016
LESSONS IN WATER USE
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Dr Parimala S
In a water-deficient village just outside Bengaluru, a household is treating and reusing the ‘grey water’ of the entire village to grow its kitchen crops. Parimala S highlights the process and what can be done to make it more efficient.
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Feb 15 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
There isn't any water left in river Cauvery to draw, for the use of ever-expanding city of Bengaluru. How do we, then, get water to drink? Here is a plan - creating another Cauvery for the city. Matthondu Cauvery
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Nov 04 2015
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Smart technology can only be as smart as the people who use it, otherwise it only ends up as another fancy gadget in the house! As S Vishwanath, a water expert says, Smart cities is the mantra of our times with a 100 slated to roll out in India...
Sep 04 2015
BY THE RIVERS OF BENGALURU
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Vishwanath Srikantaiah
The Vrushabhavathy river rises from the Bull Temple in Basavangudi and meets the Arkavathy, which rises from the Nandi Hills range, at Kudlu. Vishwanath Srikantaiah traces the journey of the two rivers and their relevance to Bengaluru.
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Apr 10 2015
DIY DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM
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Rahul Ravi
Worried about what could happen to your plants when you go out of town? Our new intern, Rahul Ravi, shares how you can set up a homemade watering system that works with just gravity.
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Mar 17 2015
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
With our trees sprouting new leaves or bursting into flower, each day is a celebration of our lake. The World Water Day (March 22nd) is but an excuse for us to get together and do our bit for Water. Post Ugadi, please join us  on Sat. 28th March...
Jan 16 2015
STUDY ON WATER TANKER PRICES
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News Desk
Fill this survey and qualify for a lucky draw in which you could win four PVR Cinema tickets! You will also be helping map the cost of water in Bengaluru.
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Oct 07 2014
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Trinity Woods and Acres is a 7.5 acres residential community, near Sarjapur Road. As part of Rainwater Harvesting implementation, it was decided to dig a 6ft diameter and 40ft deep recharge well at one of the lowest points in the layout that is near...
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Sep 10 2014
Blog: Bruhat Buzz
There will not be water supply in some areas of Bengaluru on September 18 and 19, as Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is conducting emergency maintenance of pumps and electrical circuits, in Cauvery 1st and 2nd stage water supply...
Jun 04 2014
RAINY SEASON IS HERE
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Ganga Madappa
Will there be enough rains this year in Bengaluru? Will El Nino affect the city? What can we expect from the monsoons?
Jul 26 2013
BWSSB SHOCKER
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
BWSSB adopts differential pricing for apartments! Why the discrimination? Will this make residents save water?
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Jul 25 2013
WATER MATTERS
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Pavan Srinath
Bangalore draws its water from Cauvery, 90 km away and 500 metres below the city. Groundwater is depleted beyond limits. How will Right to water bill address the inadequate supply?
Jun 23 2013
WATER SITUATION CRITICAL
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Nikita Malusare
The mindless planning of infrastructure in Bangalore has led to depletion and contamination of ground water. Bangalore is already drawing 140 MLD water from Cauvery, while the actual limit is 90 TMC.
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May 20 2013
HEMAVATHI TO THE RESCUE
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Navya P K
The three-member committee formed by the Chief Minister has finalised plans to bring Hemavathi water to KRS to avert the water crisis in Bangalore, even as the rain blessed Bangalore last evening.
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May 20 2013
TRUTH ABOUT LAKES
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Priyanka Nadgir
Though many lakes in Bangalore are dying a slow death, nothing much has been done concretely to stop the mindless encroachment. Kadugodi lake is the latest on the list.
May 17 2013
WATER SAGA OF KARNATAKA EXPOSED
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Navya P K
The central government's ground water authority had issued a major order in November 2012, banning digging of commercial borewells. When the baton passed to the state authority this April, everything broke.
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Mar 27 2013
72 ACRE MANIPAL ETA INFOTECH PROJECT, NEXT TO AGARA LAKE
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Navya P K
At the edge of Koramangala, a massive 72-acre real estate project is on. It includes apartments, an SEZ, office space, hotels and more, all needing 4.5 million litres of water a day. A Citizen Matters investigation, released with Suvarna News, has exposed how the project got environmental clearance.
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Mar 27 2013
WATER MATTERS: 1.3 BILLION LITRES/DAY - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
A panel discussion on World Water Day last week saw the doers share their experiences and ideas to resolve the water crisis in Bengaluru. There is some silver lining after all.
Mar 25 2013
CAF PROPOSALS TO SOLVE BENGALURU WATER PROBLEMS
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
Cauvery Water in Bangalore was the first big step taken by the government to meet the growing water needs of the city. But that is not enough to solve the crisis now. Citizen Action Forum has a more sustainable approach.
Mar 22 2013
WATER REALITY IN THE CITY
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V.Balasubramanian
What the BWSSB is doing is tokenism, piece-meal, ad-hoc and on "pilot" basis, says former top bureaucrat.
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Mar 07 2013
THE REAL STORY OF CAUVERY WATER, STAGE IV, PHASE II
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Navya P K
How much of water from the Cauvery Stage IV, Phase II is reaching citizens? Which areas are getting it? If your area is supposed to be covered and you are still not getting water, here’s why.
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Mar 05 2013
BWSSB’S WATER LEAKS AND THEFTS PROBLEM
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
BWSSB’s project in South Bangalore is surveying water leakage and fixing leaks and water thefts, to reduce the Unaccounted For Water by 40%.
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Aug 24 2012
MONITORING PRIVATE WATER SUPPLIERS
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Sankar C G
Water on wheels. But where is it rolling in from? Is it safe to consume that water? Despite notification to set up a monitoring system, no one’s actually monitoring the water bearers of the city.
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Jul 11 2012
RWH PROJECT A FARCE?
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Sankar C G
The city council allocated crores of rupees last year for rainwater harvesting at parks, playgrounds and BBMP buildings. What happened?
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