Monday, June 9, 2014

Rains reduce Tanker purchase

Trinity Woods and Acres (an apartment on Sarjapura Road)  meticulously records the number of tankers of water that they buy everyday. The range being between 25 and 35 tankers. Due to heavy rains on the night of 5th Jun they bought only 14 tankers on 6th June. Look carefully and you see that they record most events of rain when there is a significant decrease in the number of tankers required. May and June of 2014 record three such distinct days.

With Rainwater Storage implemented to the extent possible, they are now exploring groundwater recharge to further augment their rainwater harvesting system

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Grow your food while you build a home

A BIOME construction site in Indiranagar. The workers on site have developed an edible landscape of bittergourd, pumpkins etc.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Water: Problems and Solutions (Site visits to Rainbow Drive and Sumanahalli)

Soham, Yousuf and Vijay - 3 interns with BIOME (from the WIPRO Earthian programme)  participated in the water-focused field trip with BIOME Trust as part of the ACARA-University of Minnesota program (Acara is an impact entrepreneurship program based at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in the US and run in partnership with universities in India, East Africa and the US.). The visits were to a high income community (Rainbow Drive) and a Slum in Sumanahalli. Below is the account ...