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4 Platforms creating awareness for climate change at grassroot level

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 12, 2019, 4:12 pm IST
Updated Aug 12, 2019, 4:12 pm IST
The generation ahead needs to be apprised and taught about environmental sustainability and water conservation.
Most of us consider water shortage a “government problem”. (Representational Image)
 Most of us consider water shortage a “government problem”. (Representational Image)

The issue of water crisis is scary. According to the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) report released by the Niti Aayog in 2018, 21 major cities (Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and others) are racing to reach zero groundwater levels by 2020, affecting access for 100 million people.

The generation ahead needs to be apprised and taught about environmental sustainability and water conservation. Most of us consider water shortage a “government problem”. It’s time to accept that the government can do little unless we as a society take charge.

 

Amidst critical conversation around climate change and water crisis, India’s entrepreneurial brigade has taken charge to educate the public of implications and opting for greener solutions.

Flintobox

Flintobox, one of the key offerings of Flinto Learning Solutions has rolled out a social initiative ‘Flinto Change-Makers’. The initiative is built with a strong intent to raise a generation of kids that is empathetic, socially responsible and work towards creating a sustainable world for everyone to live in.

The one of its kind initiative enables children to learn complex concepts like water conservation, gender equality through a fun and engaging games.

Amidst rising concerns towards climate change and water crisis, this initiative is aimed to save up to 90 billion litres of water in a year, if every child from 6 Lakh+ Flinto family uses it.

WeGot

Chennai-based WEGoT has developed a platform that integrates three resources that all households use - water, electricity, and gas which helps measure, manage and conserve them easily. It’s water management digital platform captures and shares real-time data on daily water usage patterns with clients, incentivizing them to save water over time.

Simply Smart Technologies

Founded in Pune, this company allows smart metering of water consumption. It offers solutions for hostels, societies, townships, and commercial buildings to save water and electricity. The Pune-based startup's smart water meters help gather data from multiple water meters and send it to the cloud server.

Uravu Labs

Uravu Labs, a Bengaluru-based startup, is addressing India’s water crisis in its own limited way. They have developed a solar thermal-based device called Aquapanel to produce drinking water from air.

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