KSPCB is asking the apartments to adhere to the water act. But the problem is that many of the issues KSPCB is bringing forward are being contested by apartment residents as irrelevant and undesirable.
Plan of using treated water in agriculture is a new idea. The foam and froth have put a temporary stop to the project. What needs to be done to make the project a viable option where treated water can be used?
Aquifers in Bengaluru are over-exploited. Experts feel it is just a matter of time for parts of Bengaluru to be forced into a Capetown-like situation. World Resource Institute calls for a paradigm shift, from linear, centralised model to circular decentralised model of water supply.
Bengaluru needs to pay attention to the design of the land – the topography, groundwater recharging capacity, design of the raja kaluves.. and find a way to store water or recharge groundwater, to help mitigate floods.
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.