105th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2119871152629026 Tamil Nadu114978665711571 Delhi100823720883115 Gujarat36858263231967 Uttar Pradesh2863619109809 Telangana2573314781306 Karnataka2531710529402 West Bengal2298715235779 Andhra Pradesh211979745252 Rajasthan2092216320465 Haryana1777013393276 Madhya Pradesh1528411579617 Bihar12525901497 Assam12523788314 Odisha10097648654 Jammu and Kashmir86755318138 Punjab64914494132 Kerala5623334128 Chhatisgarh3305264414 Uttarakhand3161258642 Jharkhand2877206820 Goa181310617 Tripura169212191 Manipur13907340 Himachal Pradesh107074610 Puducherry101148014 Nagaland5782280 Chandigarh4924017 Arunachal Pradesh268781 Mizoram1971330 Sikkim125650 Meghalaya88441
Nation Current Affairs 20 Dec 2017 Bengaluru: ‘Re ...

Bengaluru: ‘Recycle water to quench city’s thirst’

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 20, 2017, 4:08 am IST
Updated Dec 20, 2017, 4:08 am IST
The study stresses on meeting the water requirements by harnessing recycled wastewater and use of lakes as a potent source for the city.
External dependence on Cauvery could be limited by treating wastewater and storing it in lakes,” said Veena Srinivasan, a scholar with ATREE. (Photo: DC)
 External dependence on Cauvery could be limited by treating wastewater and storing it in lakes,” said Veena Srinivasan, a scholar with ATREE. (Photo: DC)

BENGALURU: Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), on Monday, disseminated the findings from its recently concluded three-year long research on Bengaluru's water, wastewater and lake system.

The study stresses on meeting the water requirements by harnessing recycled wastewater and use of lakes as a potent source for the city, rather than depending on Cauvery river. 

 

“So far there was no study detailing how the city of Bengaluru can live on its own resources by utilising both rainwater and recycled wastewater. External dependence on Cauvery could be limited by treating wastewater and storing it in lakes,” said Veena Srinivasan, a scholar with ATREE. 

The three-year-long study included survey data on household and commercial, industrial and institutional (CII) water consumption, analysis of KSPCB records, population, household and economic census data, the BWSSB billing database and water cess records. 

It was highlighted that at present only 20 per cent of the households use rainwater which reveals that it remains an untapped resource to meet the water demands.

The study also reveals discrepancies in the way water data are reported in public records as well as annual reports. 

The study adds, “Although the government has been promoting decentralized wastewater treatment, there are issues that most of the treated wastewater is not reused and the compliance levels are low, for which the government must provide incentives to apartments.” 

The study suggested that creation of new centralised wastewater treatment infrastructure should go hand in hand with laying of the underground drainage network. 

Citizen’s Dashboard for Bengaluru’s Lakes, a project that aims to provide data to the citizen's groups who are interested in protecting lakes was introduced. 
“The premise of Citizen’s Dashboard for Bengaluru's Lakes is that despite years of research, both the government agencies and the citizens are ill-equipped to handle the management of these lakes as information is neither consolidated nor made usable to facilitate easy and informed decision making,” said S. Vishwanath, Director, Biome Environmental Solutions.

...
Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT