Articles by Arundhati Hakhu

Arundhati Hakhu is currently an Urban Fellow at IIHS, Bengaluru, Arundhati is an interdisciplinary urban designer and researcher with a background in Urban Design from CEPT University. She takes a keen interest in understanding the dynamics of gender within the urban, and is deeply passionate about looking at urban mobility through a gender lens.

As Bengaluru struggles with an ongoing water crisis, it reports a shortage of about 500 million litres of water every day. The significant water problem in the city is frequently blamed on insufficient rainfall, unregulated groundwater exploitation, and environmental negligence. However, it is essential to investigate water contamination, notably from sewage and industrial effluents, as a major cause of the water crisis. The focus then moves to Shivpura Lake in the Peenya Industrial Area.  Although a key industrial area, Peenya is neglected, as evidenced by its poor infrastructure and pollution issues. Shivpura Lake, in particular, is contaminated by the surrounding…

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