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Citizen-led Water Collective Drives Action to Save 1000 Crore Litres

The World of Water (WoW) Action Forum persuades water users of the City—you and I—to be part of the solution. With simple choices to

  • Reusing water 

  • Recalibrating measuring systems.

  • Reaping the harvest of rains that can be used for 2-3 months a year 

  • Recharging water into the ground 

  • Reducing usage with simple mechanisms.

Working with WoW will help you pick the right solutions, at much better costs.

How the city benefits:

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Rated as an 'extreme risk city' in the world, Bengaluru is experiencing a massive spurt in water demand. (https://www.maplecroft.com/insights/analysis/chennai-is-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-for-indias-water-stressed-cities/). 

 

While rainfall in the City has remained the same, with an average of 800 mm/year, rainfall patterns have changed dramatically over the past few decades: the Silicon City (that used to be known as the Garden City), is expected to experience a 5% increase in consecutive drought days by 2060, relative to 1981 to 2005.

 

The City faces a new threat now: Businesses operating in high water risk areas of India will shift to cities that offer lower water risks in the coming decade. 

People, too, will face the same dilemma. 

 

So, what can you and I do about it? 

 

Join us to know more. 

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The Hard Facts: Bengaluru’s impending water crisis

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Surprising to many is that 80 percent of the total waste water discharge in Bengaluru is from residential sector. Industrial and commercial buildings claim only 20 percent.

 

Bengaluru is rated as the most 'extreme risk city' experiencing the greatest increases in water demand. It is rated most at risk of future shortfalls in supply. (https://www.maplecroft.com/insights/analysis/chennai-is-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-for-indias-water-stressed-cities/). 

 

The silicon city is expected to experience a 5% increase in consecutive drought days by 2060, relative to 1981 to 2005.


The city will soon face a new threat : Businesses operating in 'high risk areas' of India will want to shift to cities that offer lower 'water risk' in this new decade. 

 

 

Target 100

Target 100 is a voluntary effort. You and I can and should do it.
WOW expert volunteers are committed to offering expertise, free of cost.

We consume an average of 150 litres per person per day. By adopting these 4 Steps — without compromising on your comfort — we can reach 100 litres per person per day of water usage. 

Target 100 is a voluntary effort. You and I can easily do it.

WOW expert volunteers are committed to offering expertise, free of cost.

 

Mail us to know more.

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Step 1

Ensure

Sewage Treatment Plant

is working at optimal level. 

Contact us for help!

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Step 2

Ensure your building has a functional

Rain Water Harvesting set-up

Contact us for help!

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Step 3

Install smart metres that is mandatory by law.
Saves you water!

 

To know more write to us !

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Step 4

Introduce Aerators to ensure water wastage is in control 

To know more write to us !

Action Forum Insights

 

Industry leaders, government officials, business leaders, apartment custodians, decision-makers in malls and tech parks, researchers in academia and media persons

are all part of the focus groups that WOW Action Forum invites. 

Join our Action Groups

Action Group for Apartments

The city demands 70,000 Cr litres a year at about 200 crore litres a day. Of this 22,000 crore litres is from apartments alone. 

The AGA has 12 members drawn from industry, consulting, young students and homemakers. It’s led by a chairman and other citizen leaders with periodic review of milestones at meetings that invite members, the core WOW secretariat as well as occasional invitees from the outside.  

The Group’s members have set a sub target of 250 Cr litres of water saving through apartments in Bangalore.

The focused areas for Apartments include:

• Implementation of Roof top & Surface Rainwater Harvesting (RWH)

• Use of Water Aerators 

• Use of STP water for Flushing & Other uses (Car wash, Gardening etc)

• Monitoring of water consumption by fixing Water meters

 

WOW AF offers technical advice free of cost to water users, advises on type of solution, technology and approved Solution Providers. 

Action Group for Schools

Bangalore has about 18 lac children spread over nearly 5000 schools.

This Action Group has members from Sarvodaya schools, schools affiliated to the boards of CBSE ICSE and SSE as well as aided Schools. 

The action group’s mission: Teach Adults Through Children - Involve children in implementation of solutions in school campuses; inculcate environmentally responsible behaviour in children who will in turn influence parents and other adults back home to adopt these solutions.  

Action Group Yuva

City's Youth Shape Solutions - Using Youth Power for ground level action. Has students of colleges of engineering in Bengaluru and other districts in upcountry Karnataka. 

Action Group for Water Recovery and Reuse 

“Create one more Cauvery” by helping malls, industries, IT parks, business and apartment complexes to set up Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) compliant with regulations of KSPCB or BWSSB and reuse the water discharged.

Our Changemakers

Reach out to WOW HELPLINE for water-saving solutions:

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