Arghyam, India Water Portal and Biome Environmental Solutions
Catch Every Drop
This World Water Day, March 22 and 23, join the movement to save water in Bengaluru
The Alternative, Arghyam, India Water Portal and Biome Environmental Solutions, are organizing a wide range of events across the city on 22nd and 23rd March, to commemorate World Water Day. The events aim to engage citizens hands-on on the issue of water and what they could do about it.
Friday, March 22, 2013 (6:00 – 9:00 PM)
Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar
Connect The Dots
An interactive panel discussion, “Water Matters” (Max Mueller Bhavan)
1.3 billion litres/day - Where do we go from here?
Vishwanath Srikantaiah, Zenrainman, Biome Environmental Solutions
Rohini Nilekani, Founder, Arghyam
Sekhar Raghavan, Rain Centre, Chennai
Usha Rajagopalan, Putenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust(PNLIT)
Rajiv Kucchal, Social Investor, Apartment Champion, Embassy Tranquil
“What Water means to me”
Photo exhibition curated by Korkai and The Alternative, featuring citizen water stories from across India
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Lakes across the city
Fluid Frames, 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Photo walks at lakes across the city, led by professional photographers, brought together by Korkai.
Across the city
Savings on the House , 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Over 20 Open Houses with water champions in homes, apartments and RWAs offering guided tours on water conservation measures like RWH, STP, water metering, ground recharge and more that has been implemented in their apartments.
Visweswaraya Rain Water Harvesting Theme Park/Yelahanka Waste Water Treatment Plant
Walk in the Park, walk in between 11 AM and 5 PM
Guided tour and demos of equipment, systems and methods of rain water harvesting and waste water treatment.
From Apartment Open houses and guided demos to lake trails, photo walks and discussion forums – the event brings people together to save, harvest, recycle and refresh water in the city.
All events are free, all are welcome.
About Catch Every Drop:
Bangalore is fast running out of water. There is no source today that can address the 1.3 billion litres of water that we need every day. Not the Cauvery river that is 100 kms away and provides for less than 50% of the population’s water needs. Not the private tankers that are scourging for water inside 4 lakhs borewells that go deeper and deeper everytime. Not the much exploited groundwater that was once recharged by 262 lakes and tanks that have now mostly vanished. If forecasts go right, at the current consumption rate, we have about 2 months of water supply left in the city.
This monsoon is our last chance to do something about it.
Catch Every Drop is a citizen-centric campaign on sustainable water conservation. The campaign features success stories from across the city on water conservation, perspectives on understanding water, tips, ideas and solutions to water management at an individual, apartment, campus and city level.
The campaign has a strong focus on rain water harvesting, grey water recycling, groundwater recharge and is supported by Arghyam, with partners India Water Portal and Biome, and endorsed by the BWSSB.
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About The Alternative (www.thealternative.in):
The Alternative is published by the media division of Sattva Media and Consulting Pvt Ltd. It is an online platform focused on sustainable living and highlights issues, solutions and tangible choices that make social good an essential part of everyday life.
About Arghyam (www.arghyam.org):
Arghyam is a public charitable foundation setup with an endowment from Rohini Nilekani, working in the water and sanitation sector in India since 2005. ‘Arghyam’
About India Water Portal (www.indiawaterportal.org):
The India Water Portal is an open, inclusive, web-based platform for sharing water management knowledge amongst practitioners and the general public. It aims to draw on the rich experience of practitioners and citizens who have worked on water issues and themes, and use the internet to disseminate this information and knowledge, to a wider audience.
About Biome Environmental Solutions (www.biome-solutions.com):
Biome Environmental is a Bangalore-based firm focused on ecology, architecture and water. Created by the 2008 merger of Chitra K. Vishwanath Architects and Rainwater Club, Biome’s diverse team includes designers, architects, civil and mechanical engineers and urban planners.