The reason for Bengaluru’s water scarcity is our disconnect with the source of water. To reverse this, each ward should be made to generate water locally, and Cauvery water be taxed heavily, opines the author
In a water workshop this week, apartment communities talked about measures they had taken to deal with water scarcity. Water metering and reuse, limiting consumption, holding awareness campaigns, rejuvenating lakes were among the initiatives discussed.
Citizen Matters, in partnership with Biome and Open City, is conducting a survey on where Bengalureans source water from, and how much it costs. Take part in the survey to contribute to a better understanding of the city’s water availability
Channeling of Bengaluru’s waste water into parched tanks of Kolar was a step to ensure the district got enough water to use in agriculture. However water standards need to be maintained in a project which will be huge and continuous.
Water vending machines are helping people in Bengaluru by providing clean drinking water. Located generally next to parks or playgrounds and open government lands, these draw water from bore wells, filter it and sell it to people.
Bengaluru will get the Peripheral Ring Road while the State acquires properties for it. BBMP will increase the property tax, and collect fine for littering. These and other news items from the last week that matter to you, all in one place.
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.