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BIOME Trust: Social Entrepreneurship

Presentation to be made at the Social Entrepreneurship Conference at XLRI, Jamshedpur

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BIOME Trust: Social Entrepreneurship

  1. 1. Water Rebuilding an Urban Water Culture Shubha Ramachandran Biome Environmental Trust
  2. 2. Biome Environmental Trust 2008 2010 Rainwater Club Chitra Vishwanath Architects Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd Biome Environmental Trust Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd Rainwater Club Rainwater Club Rainwater Club
  3. 3. RAINWATER HARVESTING - STORAGE
  4. 4. PARADOX ?
  5. 5. Rainwater harvesting components: 1) Catchment 2) Conveyance 3) Filtration 4) Storage 5) Recharge <<< The saree is the Catchment, conveyance And filter !!!!!! The collection and storage of rain for future productive use
  6. 6. Rain barrel : easiest way to begin rainwater harvesting
  7. 7. Rainwater Harvesting
  8. 8. Rainwater Harvesting
  9. 9. Plumber Training
  10. 10. Commercial RWH Filters + Many other implementers
  11. 11. RWH bye-laws
  12. 12. Rainwater Harvesting Theme Park
  13. 13. WASTE WATER TREATMENT AND REUSE
  14. 14. Waste Water Treatment
  15. 15. The product  
  16. 16. Waste Water Treatment and Reuse
  17. 17. Waste Water Treatment and Reuse Waste Water Treatment and Reuse
  18. 18. Phytorid
  19. 19. SBT
  20. 20. Community - SBT
  21. 21. Community - TZED
  22. 22. Local Sanitation: 300 honey- suckers in Bangalore
  23. 23. The sewage is nutrient rich but also pathogenic
  24. 24. The composting (?) pit
  25. 25. Diluted grey-water
  26. 26. Compost sells for Rs 2500/- to Rs 3500/- tractor load (4 cu mt)
  27. 27. Compost sample being collected for testing
  28. 28. Application on banana
  29. 29. The crop
  30. 30. The fruits
  31. 31. RAINWATER HARVESTING – GROUND WATER MANAGEMENT
  32. 32. The liberator – the hole in the ground which yielded precious water
  33. 33. Did the Buddha drink from this well ? Sarnath 500 BCE
  34. 34. Vijayanagar Kingdom – 500 years ago
  35. 35. Bombay Well
  36. 36. Qutub Minar Well
  37. 37. Boundaries we think in terms of : districts, wards, constituencies …
  38. 38. Do the rules of these boundaries matter for ground-water? How do we understand whats happening below our feet ? Do we “own” our groundwater ? Do we feel ownership for
  39. 39. Our aquifers, our waterWe have to understand it, we have to protect it
  40. 40. Understanding groundwater
  41. 41. The pit has reach the silt layer Pit and concrete rings Placing of the rings The making of a recharge well
  42. 42. Locate Recharge Wells / Other appropriate Recharge structures strategically Drain and Catchment Management
  43. 43.  34 acres , 400 + plots  100+ Recharge Wells  Self Regulation  Metering of borewells  Block Tarif  No private borewells
  44. 44. Getting People Together : Events
  45. 45. Understanding Demand
  46. 46. Water Audits
  47. 47. Demand Management ● Metering ● Tarif ● Water Saving Devices ● Awareness and Education
  48. 48. Metering – Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  49. 49. Toilets : Not always used, water problems ! Big implication For girl Child Rainwater Harvesting and Water Education in Government Schools
  50. 50. Making life easier for Mid-day meals
  51. 51. Reviving Dead Assets : Rejuvenating Suvarnajala RWH
  52. 52. Handholding with maintenance
  53. 53. Water very happily used by the School
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  55. 55. Engagements with Schools and Children
  56. 56. Engagements with Schools and Children
  57. 57. Volunteering
  58. 58. Heading for fluoride issues in water ?
  59. 59. Fluoride Studies
  60. 60. RWH for Drinking Water – in Fluoride afected villages
  61. 61. RWH for Drinking Water
  62. 62. Citizen Science and Lakes
  63. 63. Treatment Plant and Jakkur Lake
  64. 64. Treated Wastewater entering the wet Land System of Jakkur Lake
  65. 65. Fisheries
  66. 66. Lakes
  67. 67. WATER CONSCIENCE WATER RESPONSIBILITY
  68. 68.  I care  I observe  I recognise problems  I engage  I empower  I act Responsible Water Framework Water Responsibility
  69. 69.  I care  I observe  I recognise problems  I engage  I empower  I act WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE FENCE Water Responsibility
  70. 70. Biome Environmental Trust (Rainwater Club) water@biome-solutions.com www.rainwaterclub.org www.biometrust.org Facebook: Rainwater Club and BIOME Environmental Trust 1022, 1st floor, 6th Block, HMT Layout, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore – 560 097, Phone : 080 41672790 THANK YOU !!

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