Articles by Vaibhav Chhipa

Vaibhav hails from Jaipur, India and works as a Scientist at Cropin in a professional capacity. Coming from a state which has almost half of its area as desert, he understands the importance of water balance. He completed his graduate studies in GIS and remote sensing and has a keen interest in geospatial data and environmental issues.

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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