Rainwater Harvesting
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?
Jul 11 2016
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Pic: Shubha Ramachandran Often times we (BIOME) are asked to compare the prices of recharge wells quoted by various well diggers. After speaking with the clients, we realise that they maybe comparing apples to oranges. Apples to oranges –...
Jun 08 2016
CLEARING BENGALURU'S RAIN CHANNELS
Tara Krishnaswamy
A team of citizens cleared rainwater channels and helped rainwater flow into the lake. Here's how they did it.
May 17 2016
Blog: Groundwater Stories
We had good rainfall (1000mm plus on an average) in 2015. Yet, this summer was harsh for everyone. Would it have helped if we had harvested rainwater? The primary analysis from the project area (Yamalur watershed) observes that there is enough water...
Dec 31 2015
FLOOD VULNERABILITY OF BENGALURU
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Dr Ajaya S Bharadwaja
What does growing from 69 sq km to 741 sq km, accommodating nearly one crore people mean to Bengaluru? Every change in land use and topography that reduces soil cover in Bengaluru is making the city more flood-prone.
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Nov 22 2015
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Halanayanahalli- off Sarjapur road is like many other parts of the city depends on groundwater for water needs. Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Center (KSNDMC) has put up a weather station at the  Halanayakanahalli Gram Panchayat...
Oct 14 2015
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Renuka School is right next to Kaikondrahalli Lake (Off Sarjapura Road) . Their deep borewells stopped yielding water quite some time back and they relied on tankers for water. About 2 years back they dug an open well about 15 feet deep, struck...
Jul 03 2014
BEING WATER-WISE
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News Desk
Here's what builders can do, to provide water security to the buyers.
Jun 18 2014
TAPPING THE RAINS
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Sushmita
A single thunderstorm helped the residents of Zephyr block in Suncity Apartments, collect four truck-loads of water. Imagine what can be achieved over the entire season.
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Jun 11 2014
APARTMENT ADDA ORGANISES WATER WORKSHOP
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Ganga Madappa
Does your apartment complex have an efficient and sustainable water management system in place? If not, now is a good time to implement it.
Apr 01 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA) had planned to commemorate World Water Day at Allalasandra Lake on 29 th March, through a drawing/ painting competiton on the theme 'Water', as reported earlier .  The event was well attended...
Sep 13 2013
RAIN WATER HARVESTING
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Seema Hegde and Vikas Hegde
Thinking about the water crisis we faced, when we enjoy rains, is the first step to ensuring we don't face such situation in future.
Jun 02 2013
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
The heavy rains on 31st May - 1st June helped raise the water level in several parts of Puttenahalli Lake by upto about 16 inches. With this about 65-75% of the lake bed is under water. We're waiting for a few more similar downpours to bring the...
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Jun 02 2013
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
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Several of the visitors to the lake, have marveled at how the level has gone up in just two or three days of pre-monsoon showers. The reason of course is that the rain has been heavy this year and more because, for the first time, some of the...
May 23 2013
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
Based on a total station survey done by Enzen Global in Aug. 2011, PNLIT got the BBMP to install a  new diversion channel (DC) to harvest surface run off from the Brigade Millennium road into the lake. After some unavoidable delays, complicated...
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Mar 22 2013
RAIN WATER HARVESTING
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Rathish Balakrishnan
Want to implement Rain Water Harvesting or Sewage Treatment Plant in your apartment? This Saturday, 23-March, visit apartments / houses in your community that have successfully implemented these initiatives
Feb 20 2013
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
At Puttenahalli Lake, we know the value of rainwater and its harvesting. After all, the only water that the lake receives is from rain.   Now here's a good opportunity for artists to help in promoting RWH and win some good prize money too...
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 31 2012
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
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During the early days of PNLIT, an anonymous comment was left in our online Guestbook:  "unless until lake is filled with water 365 days, i do not think we are achieved everything. yes, i appreciate all effort. however need to plan for...
Jul 12 2012
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
PNLIT has been adjudged the  Green Star 1st Runner-Up  of the People's Green Award at the TCS World 10K Bangalore 2012! The winners were announced at a crowded press conference at ITC Windsor Manor last evening. Prasanna, Usha and ...
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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Jul 11 2012
BWSSB’S RAINWATER HARVESTING RULES
Avinash Krishnamurthy
The demand for installing RWH system has shot up from the last two years as people are now aware of the rainwater harvesting law and the grim water situation.
Jul 06 2012
RWH PROJECT A WASTE?
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Navya P K
BBMP has allocated Rs 30 cr for setting up RWH pits in the city. But faulty design may render much of this useless.
May 28 2012
WATER MATTERS
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Madhu Sudhan
In the early 80s, the city had abundant ground water available just a few feet below the ground. Today, borewells even below 600 feet are a failure.
May 22 2012
GROUND-(WATER) ZERO
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Lina Vincent Sunish
Ground water bill was passed in 2011. But borewell digging continues unabated. Here’s a look at one area where indiscriminate digging has adversely affected the water table.
May 15 2012
COMMUNITY RAINWATER HARVESTING
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Babita Saxena
Ferns Paradise layout manages all of its water requirements with its own borewells. Residents have also come forward to implement Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) in their own homes.
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