A NEW BEGINNING

 






Urban wetlands meet
CSE initiates a core committee

  

IN FOCUS

Null and void?
A success story?
The flouride menace
 

CAMPAIGN

Lake in news
From the courtroom
To save this tal
Operation Baikal

INITIATIVE

Stories from Dewas
Meerut meet
Initiating change
Sensitising regional media
Doosra dasak
Glimmer of hope
History rewritten
HLL harvests
Water soliders
The kiwi connection
Exploring Ahmednagar

FACE TO FACE

For my home....

TECHNOLOGY

Bamboo-supari pits
Countering flouride
Techno tit bits

CSE'S LATEST DESIGNS

Meet the new harvesters!

JAL YODHA

T R Sureshchandra
Arun Mathur
Shivanajayya
K G Vyas

R Ramani

NEWS FROM CHENNAI

Recharge maps
Bank loans for RWH
Harvesting in Nilgris
The Vengaivasal model

'Water wisdom' in schools

JAL BIRADARI

No to bore wells
Ghagara revived
Jal bhai, Jal bahen

NEWS FROM GUJARAT

Charting future
City's pride

CLASSROOM

FUNDING AGENCY

WATER  WISDOM

NEWS FROM ABROAD

WATER IN NEWS

READERS SPACE

AN OPPORTUNITY

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VISUAL WATCH

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Vol. 4   

No. 5

October-November 2002

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Charting future

On November 16 - 17, a meeting of jal biradari (water community) was organised at Jeevantirth, Juna Koba in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, to chart the future action plan. Participants from different parts of the country like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram attended the deliberations. Three main issues viz., the future form of jal biradari, the future vision and activities of the network and, its stand on the issue of privatisation were discussed. The participants decided against formalising the network. A three month of jal yatra (walk for water) was planned, covering seven states from February 2003. Before this regional meetings in the parts of north, south and north-east India will be organised.


City's pride

Bimanagar co-operative housing society in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, has become city's pride by taking up rainwater harvesting. Their efforts are encouraging others to recharge groundwater and fight against drought-like situation.

In Bimanagar, the awareness generation workshops on water conservation were organised by few of the leading NGOs of Gujarat, Utthan, Viksat and We together. These exposure meetings convinced the residents about the viability of this technique. The residents have constructed a percolation well with a storage capacity of about 40 lakh litres of water. It collects runoff from an area of about 5,000 square meters (sq m). The location of the well was selected through a computerised system. The construction and maintenance cost is beared by the society.

"By the virtue of this system not only groundwater table but even the quality of water will improve. The electricity bills will become lighter," says Dineshbhai Dhagat, a proud resident.

For further information: Bimanagar Co Housing Society, Satellite Road, Ahmedabad 380 015 Gujarat

 


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