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  • 1. Women and Water : Women and Rainwater Harvesting: Catalysing Catalysing Leadership in Bangalore Leadership in Bangalore Shubha Ramachandran and Amy MitchellBIOME Environmental Trust
  • 2. Urban Water: Ferns Paradise: Context - Gated Layout - 46 acres, 340 plots - No Municipal water connection - Dried borewells - Lakes in the vicinity
  • 3. Urban Water – Women’s initiatives - Inclusiveness and awareness : Water Walk - 30 Recharge Wells WOMEN – Driving Principles - Maintenance of recharge wells - Community participation - Strong sense of sustainability - Regulation of supply - Emphasis on long-term - Manage with existing resources - Metering of connections - Sense of fairness - Increasing block tariff for water - Reuse of treated waste water - Promoting RWH in the community - No individual borewells
  • 4. Urban Water – Women’s initiatives • Data monitoring • Numbering of wells • Concern for safety http://chaiwithlakshmi.in/2012/episodes/society/rainwater- harvesting.html
  • 5. RWH in Rural Schools: Context - Falling water table - Fluoride in water - Mid-day meal scheme - Maintenance of toilets - Government Programme: Suvarnajala : Rainwater harvesting in schools
  • 6. Rural Water – Women’s initiatives - Storing rainwater - Withdrawal through hand pump in school kitchen WOMEN – Driving Principles - Bacteriological filter for drinking water - Concerned about heath and hygiene - Measuring rainfall - Strong sense of sustainability - Emphasis on long-term - Maintenance of RWH systems - Manage with existing resources - Usage of rainwater for cooking and - Sense of fairness cleaning - Cleaning of storm water drains - Education of children - Fluoride testing
  • 7. What brought the women together to lead ?- Responsible for water management at home- Concern for childrens health- Strong belief in sustainability- Strong sense of fairness- Ability, patience, diligence and time to work with all stakeholders on long term solutions
  • 8. Thank You !!- Mr Vishwanath- BIOME Team- Ferns Paradise- Government Schools- Contractors Shubha Ramachandran shubha@biome-solutions.com Biome Environmental Trust (Rainwater Club) 1022, 1 st floor, 6th Block, HMT Layout, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore – 560 097, Phone : 080 41672790