Water Supply
Apr 14 2017
UNPLANNED DEVELOPMENT
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B V Rajarama Bhat
Development of yet another layout on Bengaluru outskirts is an environmental and urban planning disaster in the making, but it could still be mitigated if authorities care to listen.
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Mar 15 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
We are, according to the traditional calendar,only in Vasant Ritu. But in Bangalore, this is the hot season. The temperature is rising steadily, and so, too, is the demand for water. Sitting on a plateau, having depleted our water-table alarmingly...
Jan 13 2017
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Most borewells along Sarjapura Road do not yield much water. A new apartment opposite Kaikondrahalli Kere is also struggling for water as their borewells run dry. The builder decides to revive an old  open well in his property. The well is ...
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 23 2016
DRINKING WATER SHORTAGE IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
No funds will be allocated for water supply plans in 110 villages added to BBMP in 2008, until BWSSB shows permanent water source. This means the city needs to work on a sustainable water source.
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Oct 05 2016
WATER SCARCITY SOLUTIONS
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Akshatha M
It has to be, ideally, a mix of both as recent deliberations at the water workshop co-organised by Citizen Matters revealed.
Oct 01 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On the 30th of September, 2016, a few friends and I visited Hennagara lake, and this was the condition of the water on the lake...it actually looked like an abstract painting, with light refracted from the pollutants floating on the water surface...
Sep 30 2016
CAUVERY WATER ISSUES
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Vishwanath Srikantaiah
When the data is out in the open, decision-making becomes easy as logic is easily understandable. Absence of data makes everything look murky. Vishwanath shares a new perspective at the debate around Cauvery, with respect to data.
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Sep 29 2016
WATER WORKSHOP
News Desk
The event "Watershed Moment: Bengaluru's Water Problems & Solutions" will be held at the KSPCB, Parisara Bhavan, Church Street, on 1st October.
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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Sep 16 2016
WATER SECURITY FOR BENGALURU
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Vishwanath Srikantaiah
Instead of crying foul over the water lost to our neighbour and igniting passion, there’s a lot more we (and the governments) can do. Zenrainman shares his 8-point mantra!
Sep 14 2016
CAUVERY CONTROVERSY
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Vaidya R
As long as we keep looking farther for our solutions the solutions might keep moving farther away. What direction will we choose? Business as usual or the “difficult” one? asks Vaidya.
Sep 13 2016
WATER AND THE FUTURE OF BENGALURU
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S V Ranganath
Bengaluru gets Cauvery water for drinking. True. But did you know only 8 lakh houses out of 22 lakh receive Cauvery water? And that 43% of Cauvery water is unaccounted for? What's the way forward?
Sep 13 2016
BANDH TIME THOUGHTS
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Priya Ramasubban
What we eat every day is what affects farmers. Think about how we can make long term choices to support them every day of the year!
Sep 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Just like Kunti who had Karna on one side and five sons on the other, Mother Kaveri, in the wildlife sanctuary that I visit, flows with Tamil Nadu on one bank, and Karnataka on the other. How does the mother feel, when she sees her children at war...
Sep 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
As I walked to and from my daughter's home (J P Nagar 3rd Phase to and fromJayanagar 4th T Block) I noticed the following good citizens of the city and state: Several young men on two-wheelers with yellow-and-red Karnataka flags, yelling...
Sep 06 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
In any riparian dispute, the contending parties each try to 'win', through a decision that is favourable to them. This is understandable - we all want victory on our part of the river (upstream or downstream), and politicians want to show that their...
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Aug 08 2016
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Can Bengaluru work towards getting back to its openwells ? This is the story of a community (Adarsh Palm Retreat near Devarabeesanahalli Lake) near a lake that is looking to use an open well as one of its sources of water. Do watch the video...
Jul 29 2016
PAC REPORT ON BWSSB
Varsha Pillai
The customers of BWSSB, despite having a few complaints with the body, seemed to be happy overall. Read the full report.
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 17 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
As there are many people in Bangalore who would be eligible, reproducing this interesting assignment... from http://reachwater.org.uk/
Jun 14 2016
RAINBOW DRIVE'S SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT
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K P Singh
The story of water management in Rainbow Drive, Sarjapur Road has a lot of lessons for many layouts and neighborhoods trying to find a way out of water problems.
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May 02 2016
KSPCB'S NEW NORMS ON NITROGEN
Ananth Seshadri Kodavasal
KSPCB introduces new norms for STP treatment - this is going to affect apartment STPs. Why incur a huge cost of this treatment, when there is a simpler, cheaper option, asks Dr Ananth Kodavasal.
Mar 23 2016
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Water Metering is an often discussed topic, and apartment metering, even more so, due to the complications rising out of multiple inlets. There have been a few and often spoken about apartments that have implemented metering at a household level...
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Feb 18 2016
WATER TANKER REGULATIONS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M and Pavan Kulkarni
How many private water tankers are operating in Bengaluru? Where are they sourcing the water from? Our findings may shock you but BBMP remains in limbo.
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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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