Preserving groundwater for future generations

In India, the uncontrolled digging of borewells is a prevalent practice, driven by the urgent need for water. However, the absence of scientific studies and guidelines during this process often leads to deep drilling or overextraction, causing the rapid depletion of groundwater. Worse yet, defunct borewells are left improperly closed, exacerbating contamination risks and further contributing to the water scarcity problem. To combat this crisis, it is crucial that we shift our perspective on groundwater, recognising it as a repository rather than an inexhaustible source, and adopt responsible practices to ensure its long-term availability.

From Wasteland to Oasis: Eco-restoration of Anchepalya lake

As I gazed across the street and entered Anchepalya lake, I was greeted by vibrant greens, speckled with colours from flowers, butterflies, and birds. Tall trees and shrubs flanked the mud walkway, offering a respite from the scorching heat. My excitement rose when I spotted a bright blue kingfisher perched on the natural shoreline, prompting me to take pictures. As I zoomed in on the kingfisher, I noticed a quiet Indian pond heron camouflaged among the bushes and a waterhen paddling away in the waters. Myriad varieties of dragonflies and butterflies zoomed in and out around me, and I was transfixed in spotting and reading about them.

The Benefits of Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting

Water is a finite resource. Groundwater sources are drying up in many places, and cities are increasingly dependent on groundwater or river sources for drinking water. This dependence is unsustainable because groundwater sources cannot be replenished quickly enough to keep up with demand and rivers run low or even dry up after a bad season of rain. Rooftop rainwater harvesting can help to sustainably meet the demand for clean water without having to wantonly stress out resources such as aquifers or rivers.

Water Harvesting & Management at GoodEarth Malhar

Bengaluru, the IT capital of the country is today facing an unprecedented “water crisis”. The situation is indicative of water supply parameters that are ‘extremely stressed’ with the rapid decline of the groundwater table, especially in the peripheral areas of the city. These regions are now almost wholly dependent on tankers for their potable and drinking water supply