User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Rainwater Harvesting
Last updated: Sep 19 2017 01:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bengaluru let 3.76 tmcft of rainwater go down the drain in 21 days 18.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru let 3.76 tmcft of rainwater and sewage water flow into drains in Tamil Nadu and eventually to the Bay of Bengal, from August 18 to September 7. The finding of the ongoing 'Bengaluru Urbanisation and Sustainable Water Management Study' comes at a time when the state government is preparing the data on diverting west-flowing rivers to meet the city's water needs. The study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) focuses on assessing how much water is lost every year and how much can the city hold. "The 3.76-tmcft loss is only from Kommaghatta and Chellaghatta (KC) valleys. This loss is because of silt accumulation in lakes and stormwater drains. The lakes and stormwater drains have lost their water-holding capacity due to the accumulation of silt, which has led to water wastage. The government is unable to withhold even part of the rainwater which the city gets through proper rainwater harvesting (RWH) mechanisms. Instead, it's thinking of diverting west-flowing rivers and getting water from ...
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Renewed interest in waste segregation and rainwater harvesting 15.9.2017 Hindu: News
Rethink by citizens follows the recent floods in various parts of the city
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How Bengaluru’s lakes got a second chance at life 31.8.2017 Citizen Matters
From being a water network to becoming sewage basins of Bengaluru, lakes have an interesting history. But lakes still matter to this city, because they help in groundwater recharge. The story of rejuvenating Bengaluru's lakes is an inspiring one. ...
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‘Inspect rainwater harvesting systems at DU’ 30.8.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Green tribunal asks Delhi Jal Board to check if systems are functioning properly
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Storing rainwater: Taramani campus to show the way 29.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Pilot project to be taken up with aid of Japan International Cooperation Agency
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Rainwater harvesting in less than a tenth of households 24.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Eight years after rainwater harvesting was made mandatory in Bengaluru, the BWSSB has implemented it in 72,000 households. This is far less than the number of possible sites as the BWSSB has installed...
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BBMP misses window to set up RWH systems in its parks 24.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Allocation of funds to zones delayed; officials yet to identify sites
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The city’s future 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Should we opt for large-scale inter-basin transfer of water or simpler solutions such as RWH? By S. Vishwanath
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RWAs to get incentives for cleanliness in colonies 7.8.2017 Hindu: News
The associations have been told to contribute their mite for development of city
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Metrowater plans rainwater harvesting audit 3.8.2017 Hindu: News
Earlier sample study found poor maintenance in 30% of structures; Existing mechanisms have potential to add 2.7 tmcft to groundwater every year
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Act now, save the city 28.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Go for RWH, save water, junk plastic... do everything to protect your environment. By S. Vishwanath
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Fire safety, RWH to be must for new buildings in urban areas 26.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The state government intends to make fire safety mechanisms, rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems, risk management and green building concepts mandatory for all new buildings coming up in urban areas of Karnataka. The draft common building bylaws prepared by the Urban Development Department stipulate that big builders hire a town planner-on-record, architect-on-record, structural engineer-on-record, structural design agency-on-record, geotechnical engineer-on-record, construction engineer-on-record, quality auditor-on-record and quality audit agency-on-record. Green buildings The government has mooted the concept of green buildings that demonstrate reduction in energy and water consumption by eliminating construction and operational waste through recycling. Buildings coming up on plots measuring over 100 sq metres (1,000 sq ft) will have to comply with the green norms. The green buildings should have proper water conservation and management system, RWH, low water-consuming plumbing fixtures, water recycle ...
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GVMC to take up rainwater harvesting in a big way 6.7.2017 Hindu: News
Apartments, commercial buildings to be given 45 days time to set up RWHS
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Govt’s rainwater harvesting scheme finds just 3 takers 29.6.2017 TOI: Goa
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City fails to harness rain water even amidst crisis 8.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Only half of the 1,39,049 properties are complying with the rule on rainwater harvesting
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No water or power without rainwater harvesting structure 6.6.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
State serious on implementing recommendations made by experts
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Pimple Saudagar society harvests rainwater, goes free of tankers 24.5.2017 TOI: Pune Times
A Pimple Saudagar housing society has shown a diligent way towards effective water management in Pimpri-Chinchwad. Representatives of buildings in key residential areas like Wakad, Punawale, Moshi, Pimple Saudagar and Nigdi organised a visit on Sunday to Roseland Residency Cooperative Housing Society in order to imbibe methods of rainwater harvesting (RWH) from the latter.
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Citizen activists take message of water conservation to residents 14.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A citizen activist group is taking matters into its own hands to address the issues plaguing the city with soaring mercury levels and severe water crisis. 'Water Warriors', in their 9th campaign, set out to create awareness among citizens on the importance of recycling water and rain water harvesting (RWH) at houses and workspaces at Horamavu (ward 25) on Sunday. While the last edition carried out last week was celebrated at Vijayanagar, this time, the Bengaluru Water Warriors — a citizen activist group along with various stakeholders such as Esther Enclave Residents' Welfare Association, B.PAC, BWSSB among others took the initiative to Horamavu. A poster-making competition and water quiz for children aged below 15 years was organised to encourage them to participate as young water champions. To disseminate information on water conservation, a street play by Abhinaya Taranga theatre group was held at two different places in Horamavu and Ramamurthy Nagar falling under KR Puram Assembly ...
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This summer, RWH pits make a hot topic 5.5.2017 Hindu: Chennai
A voluntary organisation is trying to get residents of Chromepet and surrounding areas to construct them much ahead of the NE monsoon
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‘We have to revisit rainwater harvesting’ 21.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Retired IAS officer Santha Sheela Nair believes rainwater harvesting still holds the key to being water-sufficient
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