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

Paper presentations by Biome at the 8th INSEE Biennial Conference

Biome Trust presented two papers at the 8th Biennial Conference on 'Urbanization and Environment' organized by the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE). One paper was on the ongoing aquifer mapping project in Southeast Bengaluru.

The paper is here, and the presentation here

Sowmya Philip, an intern with the water team also presented a paper on two communities that have been managing their water well. Her presentation is here

Biome Trust founder Mr S Vishwanath was a resource person for the field trip to Jakkur Lake and participated in one of the Round Table discussions.

The conference report ny INSEE is here.

Aditi Hastak presents at the INSEE Conference

Sowmya Philip presents at the INSEE Conference