Saturday, August 11, 2012

Water and a City- Bangalore

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/5453/Water-and-a-City/VmtaV1JrOVdRbEpRVkRBOStF

All those friends, who are interested in water conservation, might like to have a look at this.

Wish all the cities in India make rainwater  harvesting a reality and benefit. Is anyone listening out there?

10 comments:

  1. I completely agree with you that we need to focus on rainwater harvesting and create such facilities in all the residential areas. The ground water level is receeding at an alarming level. We need to reverse the trend.

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    1. Thanks Sabyasachi.
      I feel all of us need to create awareness , during our social interactions. I keep bringing up this topic,( looking out for bored expressions), and to my delight, most of my friends do something about it:-)

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  2. One of the episodes on Aamir Khan's 'Satyamev Jayathe' was on water conservation. Every Indian should watch this! The condition of our rivers is horrifying.The episode also tells the story of villages which have successfully combated water shortage through rain water harvesting and by letting water collect in waterbeds.

    http://www.satyamevjayate.in/issue12/videos/kTZ6fxSL8b8/

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    1. Hi Neenu, welcome here.
      Very true. I watched it , as I found Aamir doing his bit, as best as he could. Liked that IAS officer from TN too. Smart , no-nonsense lady. Every state should take her help in this implementation:-)

      This film that I wrote about has normal common people living in that catchment area near Bangalore, talking about the problems in a wise voice.

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  3. Thanks for digging this up. More people should see it.

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    1. Yes, they should, thanks.

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  4. This is such an important post. And the video is so useful and informative. It is really essential that our cities invest in rain water harvesting. Thank you for bringing up this very important topic. :)

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  5. Thanks Raj. I too was impressed by the video , without any frills. It sounds very honest, and the interest for rain water harvesting also made me publicize it in my own way:-)

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  6. I agree with rainwater harvesting. But on the flip side, this is akin to creating many micro dams in a city where lakes used to get so much of the rainwater. I've seen many rejuvenated lakes in bangalore dying simply because:
    1- Not enough rain.
    2- Not enough rain water flowing into the lakes because the apartment complexes/houses surrounding them have RWH installed.
    Good post, nonetheless

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  7. Navin, Welcome here.

    I never heard of the flip side of this RWH! Amazing. I am thinking of all the rains that goes waste on the roads and to the drainage.May be t is not a waste at all? You got me confused, now.

    Sometimes the high raises were built on the lake bed , and the builder is kind enough to get their own water source, to compensate. It is all tinkering with available resources, to satisfy our immediate needs, without giving any thought about larges issues.

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