In Bangalore, lakes often lay trapped under layers of water hyacinth, a sure sign of how polluted they are. But in Jakkur lake, weeds and algae signify cleanliness; these have been ‘constructed’ here, to purify »
Urban water case studies present a set of documented real-life stories of water management practices that have been undertaken by schools, communities and individuals.
With sub-metering, a few Bangalore apartments have reduced their water demand and better managed their water scarcity If you live in an apartment that does not receive BWSSB water supply, you are probably familiar with »
Lying at the corner of a quiet residential lane in Vidyaranyapura, R Balasubramaniam’s house is anything but plain. Greenery surrounds the two-storeyed orange-painted house, unlike the more sober buildings nearby. Creepers climb up the house »
About five years ago, Gayatri Pandit set up a Direct Use rainwater harvesting (RWH) system in her home, concerned that too much rainwater was getting wasted. After a good rain, the system is able to »
The household of Mahalakshmi Jayaram, an architect, is nearly independent when it comes to water. Wastewater is treated and reused here, and rainwater is directly used and also recharged into the ground. In fact, rainwater »
Ravi Iyer’s home is surrounded by a bright green garden and lawn even at the peak of summer. Plantains and other trees, flowering plants and creepers thrive here. Located along Sarjapur road, Iyer’s layout gets »