Sai Kiran

Sai Kiran
Sourcing water: When informal is the norm
Villages in peri-urban Hyderabad rely on various informal water sources for their daily needs. Posted on 05 Jun, 2017 11:02 AM

In the first hour of our field work in Malkaram--another village in peri-urban Hyderabad--for the project Ensuring Water Security in Metropolitan Hyderabad, one thing became very evident.

People depend on informal sources of water in peri-Urban Hyderabad. (Source: SaciWATERs)
Flourishing informal water market
Informal water tankers are both a curse and a necessity. Should they be banned or integrated into the formal water supply system? Posted on 22 May, 2017 10:22 AM

Every study village of the project, Ensuring Water Security in Metropolitan Hyderabad, has a different situation and a different story to say about the informal water market. However, the most pertinent question remains partially answered: Are informal water tankers good or bad?

A case of vanishing greens
The changing landscape from rapid development makes agriculture difficult for farmers in peri-urban Hyderabad. Posted on 12 May, 2017 06:48 PM

Kokapet, one of the study villages for the project ‘Ensuring Water Security in Metropolitan Hyderabad’, was the first village that we visited for field work. Even though we refer to them as ‘villages’, there was very little that we found village-like here.

A farmer at work. (Source: SaciWATERs)
A look inside your water tanker
While the quality of water supplied by tankers is suspect, having different sources of water for different uses is a luxury that not many can afford. Posted on 11 May, 2017 01:59 PM

In Hyderabad, water tankers are the dominant source of daily water supply. Research for the project Ensuring Water Security in Hyderabad Municipal Area gave us some insights into the quality of water carried by these tankers. When the water is pumped from borewells in villages, it is not always transferred to tankers immediately.

Water tankers queue up to be filled.(Source:SaciWATERs)
Disappearing lakes and politics of corruption
Communities have as much part to play in protecting natural resources as the people in power. This case of a disappearing lake proves it. Posted on 11 May, 2017 12:32 PM

Mallampet is a village in Quthbullapur Mandal. It is located about 5–6 km from the municipal boundaries of the Hyderabad city. Like many other villages, Mallampet too has witnessed the disappearance of its lakes, but not all of them are from natural causes. A close study of the political nexus has revealed the interesting case of lake encroachment.