JVPD Lake Restoration


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This is our endeavour to ensure the restoration of the JVPD lake which will help avoid floods and increase the water supply in the surrounding area.

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  • JVPD Lake Restoration

    1. 1. An initiative by the Collector & District Magistrate, Mumbai in association with Juhu Scheme Residents Associations & MOB
    2. 2. The Collector & District Magistrate office has identified Mumbai has 102 Lakes !!!! Juhu lakes is one of the largest in Mumbai
    3. 3. What is the status of the JVPD lake ? <ul><li>It comes under the Airport Authority of India. </li></ul><ul><li>It is bordered by : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nehru Nagar slums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Runway hangar of Pawan Hans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Residential societies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Encroachment is rampant from the slum dwellings </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Sewage water’ outlets from Nehru Nagar have started degrading the lake. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Benefits of Reviving the Juhu Lake <ul><li>Prevent Flooding in the JVPD area. Excess water will flow into this lake and consequently prevent flooding. </li></ul><ul><li>It will improve the water table , causing more wells to be dug (if required). The quality of water will also improve. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>It will create additional water backup </li></ul><ul><li>for Juhu , and can be used for non- </li></ul><ul><li>potable uses as 75% of the water required </li></ul><ul><li>is for non-potable usage. </li></ul><ul><li>This will increase the oxygen levels in </li></ul><ul><li>the area. </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Challenge <ul><li>The general impression of all the parties concerned has been that this is not ‘sweet water’ and is a water body that swells up when the tide is high. </li></ul><ul><li>Our first challenge was therefore to prove this is a lake. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Proof of JVPD Lake being a Lake <ul><li>A study was conducted by collecting samples from varied locations at the said venue by Dr. Umesh Mundlye ( Aditya Environmental Service) </li></ul><ul><li>This was collected on 3/08/2009 . </li></ul><ul><li>The analysis proved beyond doubt that this is sweet water and should be revived to help the citizens of Juhu for their water needs, besides immensely helping the environment. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>The main parameters to us as common people to consider are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Salinity % : Is under 1% which proves that this is a sweet water lake. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrates ( NO 2 & NO 3 ) is Nil which proves that the water is not contaminated by organic wastes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissolved Solids : are way below the acceptable levels proving further that the water is clean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ph : pure water has a ph of 7. The JVPD water presently is at an average of 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lastly, the abundance of flora & fauna and migratory birds proves that the water is still ALIVE. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Our Objective <ul><li>To Ensure a ‘Zero Flood’ situation in Juhu. </li></ul><ul><li>To Ensure a ‘Reduced Carbon environment’ </li></ul><ul><li>To Protect alternative sources of water </li></ul><ul><li>To Establish Urban lakes as ecological , cultural & public spaces </li></ul><ul><li>To Find some philanthropists to support the Rejuvenation program. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Waterless Mumbai <ul><li>We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.&quot; Anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a reality we are edging towards? </li></ul>