Friday, 17 March 2017

Save Water Save Bangalore Campaign 2017

“Save Water Save Bengaluru” Campaign

The failure of rains in the monsoon and depleting water availability in KRS dam and also ground water in Bangalore may cause sevier water shortage in the summer months. Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) with the technical support of Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) initiated the programme to bring in awareness in Bangalore for water conservation to avert drinking water crisis in and around Bangalore.

Save Water Save Bengaluru” Campaign was flagged off on 22nd March 2017, Wednesday on the occasion of “World Water Day” at Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru.

Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Siddaramaiah with Minister Sri K. J .George, Sri Tushaar Girinath, IAS, Chairman, BWSSB, Sri Kemparamaiah, Engineer in Chief, BWSSB, Sri A.R. Shivakumar, PI, RWH, KSCST, IISc , Sri P. N. Ravindra, Additional Chief Engineer, New Initiatives and Public Outreach, BWSSB, Smt. P.G. R. Sindhia and others inaugurated the awareness campaign organized by BWSSB and Government of Karnataka. He also flagged off a 4 km rally to create awareness about water conservation.

Over 300 participated in the awareness campaign “Save Water Save Bengaluru”. BWSSB Team, KSCST Team, Scouts and Guides team, Children from various schools, NGOs, Press, and Media were present. Rally started at Vidhana Soudha and passed through K R Circle, K G road and successfully concluded at the Sewage Treatment Plant at Cubbon Park. A Street Play was also organized a performed by Abhinaya Taranga team.

KSCST provided technical support for educating NGOs and others to run the campaign till the end of May. To conserve water Sri A.R. Shivakumar suggested following three points for the city of Bengaluru and are being advocated by campaign partners:

“Save Water Save Bangalore” - YOU can do it....
1. Used Kitchen sink water can be reused for watering plants.
2. RO reject water can be as high as 70% which can be used for moping and cleaning the floor.
3. Toilet flushing requires 27% of your daily water need and washing machine discharges 22% of  
your daily water need. YOU can save at least 20% of fresh water daily.


Mr Shivakumar has several publications and significant number of patents, which are under commercial exploitation to benefit the society. His research experience spans over several fields and areas in applied sciences. He has a "National Award" to his credit, awarded by the Union Government of India in the year 2001 for one of his innovations. He was awarded the "Citizen Extraordinary" by Rotary International in the year 2007. The First Innovation award "Ammulya 2012" for two of his patents was awarded by Government of Karnataka in addition to other state awards and recognitions.