Helping residents solve water woes

Inviting you to a workshop that will look at water reality and solutions, including rain water harvesting, groundwater recharge and grey water reuse. On Sunday, December 6th at Redwood apartments off Sarjapura road.

Redwood apartment on Harlur Road, off Sarjapura Road, has 150 homes. Their daily water supply comes in 15 tankers a day and they spend.about Rs 1.2 lakhs every month on tankers. They have recently piloted a Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) system on their clubhouse roof that helped them save Rs. 20,000 during the recent rainy spell.

Inviting residents of Sarjapura Road–Outer Ring Road-Whitefield areas

THE WATER WORKSHOP
A workshop to learn about sustainable water management – making the most of surface water, groundwater, rainwater & waste water.

Brought to you by ApartmentAdda.com in collaboration with RainWater Club and Citizen Matters.

Discuss water management issues and best practices with other apartment associations. See a demo of a RWH system installed by the residents of an apartment community. Take back practical inputs towards your water management initiatives.

9 AM-12.30 PM, Sunday, December 6th 2009
At SJR Redwoods, Harlur road, Off Sarjapura Road
Click here to register or call 9964119009.
More information is available here.

With borewells running dry and no Cauvery water in sight, alarmed apartment and residential communities are looking at RWH alternatives, especially now that BWSSB has made all buildings RWH mandatory from November 1st this year.

To help such groups, ApartmentAdda.com, an online portal for apartment and residential communities is organising a water workshop on December 6th 2009, in partnership with the Rainwater Club and Citizen Matters.

This event brings together apartment owners associations, experts and experienced citizens – to discuss water issues and solutions. The workshop will look at the water reality and solutions, including groundwater recharge, RWH and grey water reuse.

There is also a roundtable on water management with residents’ experiences in implementing RWH systems and demonstration of the RWH system at SJR RedWoods.

Speakers include M N Thippeswamy-Chief Engineer (Rtd.), BWSSB, Sunil M S and Shubha Ramachandran from RainWater Club and various representatives of apartment complexes in and around Sarjapur Road and Whitefield neighbourhoods.

About ApartmentAdda
ApartmentAdda is an online software that caters to the communication, management and accounting needs of Apartment Owners Association. The solution is developed by the startup, 3Five8 founded by Sangeeta Bannerjee and Venkat Kandaswamy

About Rainwater Club
A group devoted to the cause of accessible water for all, sustainable water management and rainwater harvesting.

This is the first of such water events targeted at apartment and layout communities. Please contact 9964119009 if you are interested in such a workshop in your area.

About Citizen Matters
A city focussed newsmagazine, Citizen Matters has been covering various issues that impact Bangaloreans including water and environment. Articles on RWH initiatives in the city can be found here.

Comments:

  1. Ananthram Palangala says:

    Looks to be an excellent initiative. Hope it will lead us to something worth while. Looking forward to the workshop on 6th December 2009, with good attendence.

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