Articles by Priyanka Salunkhe

Priyanka Salunkhe hails from Chennai, India and is an architecture graduate from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She has also been an exchange scholar at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She is currently an Urban fellow at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. She is a co-founder at Voids India that explores place-based theory and practice, addressing the challenges and specificity of the Indian context.

The Cauvery River is located 100 kilometres away from Bengaluru, 350 metres lower than the city’s elevation. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has to spend approximately Rs. 3 crores per day as electricity charges to pump the water over such long distances. The city’s dependence on Cauvery as its primary water source prompted us to analyse this issue at the recently held 'Bengaluru Water Datajam', held by Since the extraction of water from the Cauvery is recent (just 50 years ago), how did Bengaluru operate its water needs before the onset of rapid urbanisation? Since, we…

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