Monday, January 11, 2016

BIOME Trust at the Kaikondrahalli Kere Habba on 9th Jan 2016

Avinash introduces the Lake Groups
Dr Annapurna from the Jakkur group presents the story of Jakkur Lake
Ram Prasad from Friends of lakes explains how all the lakes are finally connected to the Dakshina Pinakini

BIOME setup a stall at the Kaikondrahalli Kere Habba to highlight good water management practices followed by communities . BIOME also  helped organize a "Community Connect" event to get citizen groups to come together and share their experiences on Lake rejuvenation. The lakes represented were Jakkur Lake - Jala Poshan group by Dr Annapurna Kamath, Varthur Lake by Elan, Devarabeesanahalli Lake by Shalini, Halanayakanahalli Lake by the Panchayat Development Officer Mr Ramesh. Ram Prasad from Friends of Lakes as well as Jala Mitra spoke on how all the lakes on the Eastern part of Bangalore connect to the Dakshina Pinakini river which eventually flows to the Bay Of Bengal. Avinash from BIOME helped thread this event together
BIOME stall that carries messaging on Water Management

2 papers from BIOME at the INSEE conference

Biome Trust recently presented a paper on the on-going Aquifer Mapping project in 8th Biennial conference on 'Urbanization and Environment' organized by Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE). 

The paper is here, the presentation here

Sowmia Philip, who interned with water team some time back also presented a paper based on 2 communities that have been managing their water well. Her presentation is here

All the abstracts for the conference, can be found here

Aditi Hastak Presents at INSEE Conference

Sowmya Philip presents at INSEE Conference