Articles by Hari Prasad HK

Hari Prasad H.K, a researcher at WELL labs and a coordinator for Friend Of Lakes-FOL, mainly working on urban waters and its impact on the socio economics of Bengaluru and its surroundings, usually spending weekends by organising cleanup drives and plog runs.

Bengaluru grapples with a persistent water stress, worsened by the decline in rainfall, overexploitation of groundwater and decreasing Cauvery River levels. The water crisis has led experts and the government to reconsider using lakes as a source of water, either by storing treated wastewater or harvested rainwater. The draining of lakes, like Bellandur and Varthur, for desilting has contributed to a major part of the groundwater crisis in Bengaluru. However, with the upcoming monsoon predicted to be normal, there is a looming concern regarding the lakes in the city. The anticipated rains may bring one of the highest influxes of…

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