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Every drop can be used for the coming period of scarcity. Then it can do its sewage differently

Bengaluru water crisis, shortage

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Sunita Narain
Some years ago in Bengaluru, at the release of our report “Excreta Matters”, I got into a spirited discussion with the city’s water and sewage managers. The issue was the paradigm of water management in the city, which our research showed was unaffordable and so unsustainable. The engineers disagreed. According to them, they had managed to secure water from the Cauvery, being brought from some 100 km away through pipelines, and so had no reason to worry. They believed they had it all in control. Now as this hi-tech city hurtles towards a crisis of severe water scarcity, maybe, just
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First Published: Mar 31 2024 | 10:21 PM IST

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