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Catch Every Drop: Conserving water in Bangalore


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Catch Every Drop: Save, Harvest, Recycle, Refresh

Are you getting enough water? Is it safe to drink? Catch Every Drop is aimed at conserving and harvesting water in Bangalore. Stay with us over the next six weeks to:

  • Adopt water conservation practices
  • Harvest water in your community
  • Implement wastewater recycling
  • Revive Bangalore's lakes and tanks
Participate!

What can you do?



Join our first tweetchat! It's on Friday, 1 March 2013, at 3pm IST. Follow both @_thealternative and @indiawater, and use the hashtag #catcheverydrop. The topic will be Why and how should we save water?



Take part in the Water Warrior contest: Tell us what method, practice, or tip you are using to save water in your residence, school, or workplace. Write on our Facebook wall, catch us on Twitter (using the hashtag #catcheverydrop), or comment on our Catch Every Drop homepage.



Stay tuned for more ways to catch every drop!

A sump for rainwater at the home of G.V. Dasarathi

Reducing water and electricity usage

G. V. Dasarathi describes the rainwater harvesting, greywater recycling, and solar power systems he has built into his home.



Using water wisely and equitably

Bangalore's own Zen Rainman, S. Vishwanath, envisions nine water measures we can all adopt in 2013.



Facing Bangalore's water crisis

Ayyappa M. Masagi of the Water Literacy Foundation gives us an overview of how our current behaviors around water are wasteful and unsustainable.

Puttenahalli Lake, J.P. Nagar 7th Phase, Bangalore

Puttenahalli, the people’s lake

Usha Rajagopalan of the Puttenahalli Neighborhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT) writes about her success story in saving one of Bangalore's dying lakes - but there are still battles to be won.



Rain barrels and recharge wells

Learn how to make a simple rain barrel with this easy DIY project and discover how to put water back into the ground.



Rainwater harvesting in a nutshell

Read about simple ways to collect rain, whether it's through a rain barrel, harvesting system, or recharge well.
Catch Every Drop is being run by The Alternative in partnership with India Water Portal and with sponsorship from Arghyam.

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