Friday, April 27, 2012

Reigning in Water

A global phenomenon that is observed  (especially in the developing countries) is the frequent recurrence of draught and flood.
I feel that we can prevent this up to a large extend if we manage to reign in our rivers (guiding them to the less irrigated parts) and provide waste water services.
Though it may sound simple, it is a Herculean task, but the motivating factor to accomplish this is “the will to do it” by our city fathers.

Can we have such banners / links (like the one above) where we just inform the authorities and they will promptly fix it.
Reminds me of a news item I saw last week  on  TV where nice clean water was gushing out from under a small culvert in Kerala (south India) It was reported to the authorities and many experts came and did a lot of investigation but could not locate the source of the leak !! 
Meanwhile the village folks were making best use of the clean water in the prevailing summer time and water cuts.  
Recently I came across a .  . . . . .to continue reading click here  


Only Fish Recipes said...

nice article !!!!

Pk Hrezo said...

Interesting thought. It'a a shame so many peeps take clean water for granted. I'm glad those villagers made good use of the resource that came their way!

Reflections said...

A really good ad!!!

Here in UAE we have an excellent desalination plant which turns sea water in drinking water; so we get water 24 hrs and ppl tend to forget that this place is still a desert. The Municipality is trying to educate ppl abt not wasting water and even offering rewards for following their instructions.
Indians generally I feel are not guilty of it bcoz all our lives we have been taught by our parents by talk and action to be thrifty. So we follow out of habit but the locals and many other expatriates are very wasteful & careless:-(.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hello! Thank you for your recent visit to my blog. Interesting article about water.


SherryE said...

That's an interesting concept - a banner to report a leak. If people at the "leak reporting office" followed up with each report, it might really help!

Arooj said...

Very environment oriented post.

Arooj said...

Pakistan is also dealing with water issues.I understand the gravity of problem.

Fairday Morrow said...

What a great article. It is so important to conserve water and make sure water is not being wasted. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. :)


Leslie Rose said...

Thanks for popping by my blog. It drives me crazy how wasteful LA is with water. Projects like reclaiming water seem so under explored.

Purvi said...

That was a really well put together video clip...its a very well written thought :)

Matt said...

Great article, It's easy for people to take water for granted. thanks for sharing.

Bikramjit said...

you are right .. we need to save water for all over the world shortages are happening and soon it will become dire


SweetMarie said...

I do agree with you. I'll watch the video again later with hubby and son.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your funny! Have a great day!

Copyboy said...

I second PZ. Great article.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Excellent idea. How come our great planners and wonderful politicians didn't think about it. There is only one explanation. All are corrupt and they want only to enrich themselves and their families and they are least interested in the welfare of the people. Get the Israelis to do the water management for us and I assure you they will show us how to save every drop of water going waste in our country. They should be called here to help us and we should not send our so called experts to their country to study what they do because our experts will come back and loot more money from us in the name of water conservation. It is well known that the Jews have transformed their arid lands and deserts into fertile regions with high productivity.

Anna Hazare and his team should be given all encouragement and support. Prices are rising without any control, corruption has a firm grip in spheres of activity. Your idea is wonderful but who is interested. Let the millions suffer and the politicians will mint money is the current watch word in India.

Best wishes,

shivani said...

Gr8...Sure i remember reading about something called National Water Grid. Don't really know how far has taken off but i'm glad with all the propaganda about saving water,many new projects have incorporated Rain Water Harvesting.
Thanx for sharing this and the video.