Precious Kaveri water down the drain; wasted to wash vehicles: Letter to the Chairman, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board
I tried sending a suggestion to Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to tackle the urgent crisis in Karnataka this hot summer but didn't get any reply. Water crisis is a serious issue. When people do not have water to irrigate their lands, to drink for themselves, it pains me in the heart to see people wasting water profusely to wash their vehicles which goes down the drain. Manjunath M P presents the letter he sent to the Chairman, BWSSB. Seetha posted 9 years 2 months ago

Dear Chairman BWSSB,

Training in water supply distribution modelling, EPANET, The Community Engineers, April 28, 2012, Bangalore
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Organizer: The Community Engineers (TCE)

Venue: Yeswanthpur, Bangalore



Trainees will be provided with the EPANET 2.0 software, Handouts and EPANET Manual. TCE has carried out several training in Water Supply Distribution Modelling using EPANET across India. 

Biodiversity Asia 2012, SCB-Asia, ATREE and IISc, August 7-10, 2012, IISc campus, Bangalore
chetana posted 9 years 3 months ago

Organisers: SCB-Asia, ATREE, IISc

Venue: JN Tata Auditorium,
             Indian Institute of Science Campus,

SCB- Asia atreeIISc

The conference is being co-organized by organizations such as Society for Conservation Biology-Asia Section, (SCB-Asia), Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and several other institutions with the Secretariat housed at ATREE, Bengaluru, India. We will partner with other institutions in India and other countries in Asia to ensure broad participation. We expect 400-500 people to participate.

Maps, lakes and citizens: The use of surveys in lake conservation - An article in the Seminar magazine
Settlements in the area that is now Bangalore have a recorded history that dates back to the 5th century CE. Water for these settlements was made available through multiple series of tanks, which numbered 19,800 around the year 1830. chicu posted 9 years 3 months ago

This lake system is now decaying with lakes either taken over for urban uses, or choking due to neglect. ATREE and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) have been engaged in attempting to understand how to restore these lakes for urban use, while maintaining their ecological importance. This article in Seminar describes this attempt.

Puttenahalli: one of Bengaluru's urban lakes

Water – The Thread of Life, a group exhibition of contemporary artists, Arghyam, March 21-30, 2012, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore
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Organizer: Arghyam

Venue: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore


Arghyam is a public charitable foundation setup with an endowment from Mrs. Rohini Nilekani, working in the domestic water and sanitation sector in India since 2005. Arghyam supports projects to promote water and sanitation security with stress on people’s participation and awareness. Domestic water is primarily a women’s burden and disproportionately impacts women and the girl-child in multiple ways. Therefore, promoting gender equity is an important facet of Arghyam’s work. The projects are spread across all geographies – deserts, mountains, flood-prone regions, rain-fed, coastal and tribal areas, representing the diversity in the country.

CDD invites applications for Project Engineers and Documentation Specialist , Bangalore - Apply by March 17, 2012
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Content courtesy: DevNetJobsIndia


Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society, an NGO involved in provision of cost effective and environmentally sound Decentralised Basic Needs Services (DBNS) for improved sanitation, is searching for Project Engineers and Documentation Specialist for its office in Bangalore.

Course on Sustainable Urban Futures by IIHS, Bangalore - Apply by March 14, 2012
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The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements. IIHS is India’s first prospective independently funded and managed national university for Innovation that focuses on its ongoing urban and development transformation. It is a first-of-its-kind, practice and innovation-oriented knowledge institution that seeks to bridge the conventional excellence, scale and inclusion divide.

It is for a period of 2 days, in Bangalore. It will start at 9:00 am on 23rd Mar 2012 and end at 7:00 pm on 24th Mar 2012. We would recommend that you be in Bangalore on the night of 22nd March 2012.

The GreenKarbon inter-college debate, St. Joseph's College v/s Mount Carmel College, March 9, 2012, Bangalore
chetana posted 9 years 3 months ago

Organizer: Sanctuary Asia

Venue: St. Joseph's College of Arts and Science,
            St. Xaviers Auditorium,

Photo exhibition on open wells and groundwater, Goethe-Institut, March 22, 2012, Bangalore
chetana posted 9 years 3 months ago

Organizer: Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore,
            716 CMH Road,
            Indiranagar 1st Stage,
            Bangalore 560 038

Gothe Institut

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, offers language courses, organises cultural events and has a Library. We determine our main areas of interest in consultation with our Indian cooperation partners from the fields of art, science and media, from NGOs and select companies, with whom we jointly develop appropriate programmes and projects. Our activities range from film screenings, exhibitions, theatre performances and concerts to workshops and conferences particularly on innovative topics such as video and media art.

Utilisation of human urine as a source of nutrients for banana and maize cultivation - A compilation of research papers
These papers describe the findings of experiments conducted in the fields in Nagasandra village, Doddaballapura Tq, Bangalore district for one year that studied the usefulness and impact of anthropogenic liquid waste (human urine) as a source of plant nutrient for banana and maize cultivation and evaluated the impact of the use of human urine on crop quality and yield. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 9 years 3 months ago

Source separated anthropogenic liquid waste (Human urine) - A potential plant nutrient for banana cultivation