Calling our Water Warriors!
Did you catch Whitefield Rising’s INKtalks Water event at Jagriti on Saturday April 5th ? You know I am just another concerned Whitefield citizen – just like you! I want to mention that I was ecstatic to see the turnout on Saturday! Thank you for spending your morning with us, and for all your questions and concerns throughout the event!
Firstly – if you have not done so already, we urge you to complete the water survey. I have decoded some initial statistics for us – here is our story today…
- Nearly 50% of us buy tanker supplied water – we are not really self sustained!
- 80% of our borewells are greater than 600 ft deep – if you recall Alok of T-Zed told us that his borewells are in the range of 120 to 200 ft. We are digging deeper, spending more resources.
- Our average water consumption is between 400 – 1000 liters per person/ per day – as opposed to average government estimates at 150 liters per person/ per day!
While we all worry about the deteriorating water conditions in Whitefield – the good news is that the solution is in our hands! And another piece of good news is
that if we do our piece, and tell others about it – we can inspire them to take their steps! Whitefield Rising is your platform as there is success in numbers!
- The presentations for the water event are available over here.If you want to assess your community’s re-charge, harvest, grey-water/eco-STP proposal, we are here to help! We can offer (some of us, pro-bono) opinions and share our
If you are about to start a re-charge, harvest, grey-water/eco-STP project, we want to hear about it, blog and broadcast your efforts and successes on our website.
Below are the speakers contact details for you – feel free to reach out to the experts. But do circle back about your efforts to email@example.com to help us help you 🙂
|Little Drops of Water – we want Water Warriorsl!||Kiran KhannaNitya Ramakrishnanfirstname.lastname@example.org +91 email@example.com +91-9741351304|
|Masagi’s War For Water||Ayyappa Masagi||Founder, Rain Water Conceptsrainwatermasagi2000@yahoo.co.in +91-9448379497|
|Lifecycle of a Water Drop||Sekar Srinivasan||Founder, Ecoserv Solutionssrinivasan.firstname.lastname@example.org+91-99001022008|
|Sewage Stories||Rajesh Shah||Head, Peer Water Exchangeshahrv@gmail.com +91-9740322557|
|Our Early Successes||Arvind KeerthiAlok Kuchlousemail@example.com +firstname.lastname@example.org +91-9902012104|
|A Larger Impact||Mala Subramanium||CEO, ARGHYAMmala@arghyam.org +91-9620945800|
|Wake the Lake||Suresh Nairemail@example.com +91-9845042117|
|Varthur Lake – What will it take?||Anuradha Hegde||Consultant, Action Research Consultinganuradhahegde@gmail.com +91-9845044818|
|The Government as a Stakeholder||Manjunatha Prasad||Consultant, Action Research Consultingarconsultin@gmail.com +91-8277336679|
|Low Energy STP||Tharun Kumar||Director, Paradigm Environmental Strategiestharun@ecoparadigm.com +91-7259002986|
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Rickshaw Rate Problem : Hi everyone have been living in whitefield since a year. The rickshaw drivers in whitefield do not charge by meter at all. They quote ridiculous rates for short distance (AECS layout to Vaidyahi – 120 Rs.- just an example) and don’t seem to budge at all as all of them quote the same or above.Is there a way to curb this problem and try to get all rickshaws charge by meter.( I know this is not easy at all- just thought whether we can do something about it as a group)
An article for the above problem – Link http://www.bangaloremirror.com/…/articleshow/32679949.cms?- quoting – “violators who demand in excess of meter charge or turn down passengers can be reported to the traffic police using their 24-hour helpline (080-22868444), or by SMSing complaints to 52225, or on facebook.com/bangaloretraffic police. The police is promising immediate punitive action”