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Potable water in Bengaluru: Today and Tomorrow

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21 Feb 2011 15:00

CIVIC, Bangalore, invites you to a Panel Discussion on Potable water in Bengaluru: Today and Tomorrow

Moderator: Mr S. Vishwanath, Trustee, CIVIC

Panelists: Mr Narayana, Chief Engineer, BWSSB; Mr Rajendran Prabhakar, Social activist

Date: Monday, 21st February 2011; Time: 3PM to 5PM

Venue: SCM, #29, 2nd Cross, CSI compound, Mission Road

Concept note:
As the city of Bengaluru grows with its burgeoning population, the demand for water is growing with it. The current availability of 870mld will be added with another 100mld by 2012. Can it quench the thirst of Bengaluru, its people, animals, greenery, industries etc…?  Will there be equitable distribution? Will it cost more? Will the BWSSB increase its efficiency and reduce the current level of unaccounted water? How can the BWSSB achieve this total solution? Many issues will determine the answers these questions.

The discussion will focus on the following issues and try to find a way forward:
•    Overall picture of water supply - population v/s availability - present and future
•    Increasing BWSSB efficiency - plans for reducing 50% unaccounted water.
•    Slum development package with Rs.300 Crores - implementation plan of BWSSB
•    Greivance redressal mechanism - Water Adalats
•    Public participation platforms – do we need Users' Associations to plan and monitor. Can it overlap with BBMP structures and achieve convergence of operations.
•    Increasing awareness, transparency and accountability.
•    Privatization- role of private parties as of today and as envisaged for the future.
•    Managing distribution of water - contractual obligations and role of valve-men, the last mile efficiency.

For details, contact CIVIC on 2211 0584/ 4114 4126


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Water availability!

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Murali Sir,

I would look forward to information on "Overall picture of water supply - population v/s availability - present and future"  from this event.

Pls do share this information if available.

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