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An important thread 👇🏽

Many of us take water for granted - but imagine living in a big city, where the taps have run dry. That's the plight of people in one of India's largest cities, #Chennai.

And what's going on there, could affect the wider world too.

The southern city of #Chennai is one of India's largest and richest. Yet millions now rely on water trucks as taps have run dry. There's a scramble when the truck arrives - sometimes it can even get tense. In the area we visited families get 5 buckets a day.
We met Valarmathi, who has to live with her family on 5 buckets of water a day. That's to bathe, cook, drink and wash clothes. It's hard to imagine how you'd survive on that in any situation. But India is also in the middle of a heatwave #ChennaiWaterCrisis
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Thread - Way forward for #Chennai

Some of you might have come across my article on #ChennaiWaterCrisis n solutions that I had proposed. In this thread, I will roughly explain why I chose 5 solutions n discarded 2


Pl read n RT
Sol 1: #RainWaterHarvesting - Chennai has urbanized pretty fast n percolation into ground is getting reduced. Building wise RWH is one,but we need RWH in public spaces like bus stands etc; Every year Corporates spend a lot of CSR which could be used

Sol 2: #WasteWaterReuse - Currently most of the sewage is going to the sea via Cooum,Adyar rivers, Buckingham canal or ending in the lakes. This water could be reused through decentralized sewage treatment and reuse system

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Lost lakes in Chennai & New

#Thread #RT

Long Tank (1909)

It ran through Chetpet, Nungambakkam, Teynampet and Saidapet, but today it had completely vanished.

Valluvar kottam was build by Kalaingar (DMK) in 1970


Vyasarpadi Tank

Vyasarpadi tank in northern Chennai now houses the Dr Ambedkar Government Arts College as well as the homes of the poor in BV Colony and Saliman Colony.

Kalaingar(DMK) was CM of TN, approved to build college in 1973


Velachery & Adambakkam Lake

Velachery surroundings were faced lot of problem in 2015 flood.
It continues to face water-logging and traffic jams every year. Two Adambakkam lakes are not evident any longer as it was came down from 70 to 7 acres now.


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At #COMK we are a bunch of #weather enthusiasts but over the past few years we have put posts which have gone beyond weather updates. Our #Cauvery posts over time are one such example. Even before last #NortheastMonsoon ended we talked about potential #TNWaterCrisis Thread 1/7
On 18th Dec. 2018 we were worried about potential Ground water issues in #TamilNadu

Sub Par NEM2018 to put pressure on Groundwater Resources Continue reading at… | #ChennaiRains (#COMK) Thread 2/7
On 10th Jan. 2019 through our post in #Tamil we raised genuine doubts about #SummerRains saving us this year based on historical rainfall data

கைகொடுக்குமா கோடை மழை? – ஓர் ஆய்வு
Continue reading at… | ChennaiRains (#COMK) Thread 3/7
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