WATERTALK 7- BY S VISHWANATH
The practice of Integrated Urban Water Management in Bengaluru
S Vishwanath, Water & Urban Planning Expert, Director, Biome Environmental Solutions presented WaterTalk 7, on The practice of Integrated Urban Water Management in Bengaluru on December 18, 2020.
Highlights: IUWM is an ecosystem and require dynamic ‘nudges’ through knowledge, legal and economic means rather than physical plans alone. Sharing various examples he said that the urban water management requires not a ‘water supply’ institution but a ‘systems design thinking’ institution. Citizens role is not just in partnership but also in a watchdog role.
In an entrepreneurship ecosystem – IUWM as business –• there should be
•Rainwater filters and harvesting
•Wastewater treatment and recycling
• Smart meters
• Designing IUWM at community scale
• Aquifer mapping and management