International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
Mannheim, Germany - September 2001
in an Urban Context
Water Harvesting ore, Indiain an Industry - Bangal
B.S. Ajit Kumar
Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka State in South India, is located
at an altitude of 921 MSL on the Southern edge of the Deccan Plateau.
It is a rapidly growing city known as the Silicon Valley of Asia. The
current population of 6 million is expected to reach 7 million by 2011.
Industries, especially software and automobiles, are flocking in. The
water supply infrastructure is under severe stress and groundwater levels
are dropping alarmingly. Due to pressure on land, lakes and tanks are
being filled up and converted to real estate. This phenomenon makes ground
water recharge more difficult thus depleting ground water further
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