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March 2010

Why is this Project needed?


For those who do not closely follow water issues and are wondering why a project like this is needed, I came across a very nice concise video at India water portal. It can be accessed here

It covers all the points which make you wonder where we are heading without getting into the details.

1. 50% of water supply gets lost due to inefficiencies.

2. The role of bottled water and tankers in our current water requirements.


spaces under flyovers

action: numerous elevated corridors that have filled the city

reason : construction for metro rail, flyovers

induced reaction : enormous spaces below the flyovers

elaborated: the metro corridors that have filled bangalore and felled trees have GIANT columns that span a distance of 80 ft from each other and have a diameter ranging from 15 to 30ft ( some whic we measured for a case study for educational purposes) . these spaces are sooo huge and big that it could be made multifunctional starting from landscaping them to actually making them commercial spaces or just using them for parking. Also they be made into cafes or makeshift bookstores.

question: what exactly can be done with these spaces?



Adaptation to Climate Change: Policy, Economics and Governance

26 Mar 2010 16:00

Received this via another email subscription. Venue: IISc.

IISC-RCUK Lecture Series

The British Deputy High Commission and the Indian Institute of Science,
           Bangalore Invites you to the Centenary Lecture


     Adaptation to Climate Change: Policy, Economics and Governance


                            Prof. Judith Rees
                        London School of Economics


Prof.P.P.Mujumdar Will be the Chair


Time : 4.00pm Date : 26th March, 2010 Venue: Faculty Hall, Main Building Tea : 5.00pm, Reception Hall



The Bangalore Water Index


What is the Bangalore Water Index?

The Bangalore Water Index project aims to develop a means of quantifying the 'water health' of the city. This published index will track a judiciously selected set of parameters relevant to the water domain, using data released by government bodies like the BWSSB, technical information provided by NGOs and research institutions, information extracted through RTIs, as well as crowdsourced feedback from citizens.

Over a period of time, the index will draw a comparative picture of the quality, quantity, accessibility and reliability of water supply across various demographics and parts of the city, as well the responsiveness and effectiveness of government bodies in charge.

Why do we need a Water Index?

Bangalore Water Index

Project number:3230
Opened by:Neha_Dar
Opened on:Thursday, 25 March 2010 - 8:53pm
Last modified:Wednesday, 19 January 2011 - 11:12pm
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Numerical way of tracking Water health of Bangalore City

Despite the popularity of traffic and transportation subjects here, water is a rather more serious issue facing our city. Here is an ambitious but interesting project to to pool together the energy of all water enthusiasts, and first design, and then regularly publish a "water index" for Bangalore. comment guidelines

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