“What kind of existence is that where all we have is just enough water to survive – Kala Fleming”
Team JalBharat on its course of networking with people have been part of TEDxHyderabadSalon event, where a stage is set for people to come together and talk about lake revival, water utilization and measures to be taken to prevent day zero.
Thought leaders have come forward to share their expertise knowledge on how the communities should come together and take part in the revival process.
An insightful session with people talking about lake revival, Ground water mapping, Digital Aquifers and plans to build more soak pits than digging bore wells will help us save/store water for future generations.
While at the discussion, key issues on water have been addressed and Member of Parliament who is also part of the stage called up for public participation.
Here’s what he said during his speech.
“Collectively we human beings have overcome many problems in the past and I believe we will also overcome problems related to water through unity.”
Vishweshwar Reddy, Member of Parliament from Chevella Constituency said during his speech.
Also, while talking numbers, the honorable MP shared the stats of water reserve for the city of Hyderabad.
Hyderabad city has been receiving tremendous amount of rainfall for the last 4-5 years and the officials are efficiently managing the demand and supply for water throughout the city.
So, if we look at the numbers,
Telangana gets 42.45 TMC of water through rainfall out of which 17 TMC of water is allotted to Hyderabad which is sufficient enough for the city’s domestic use and its industrial expansion.
Another thought leader, Dr. Shakeel Ahmed said,
“Climate change also plays a part in this problem. Absurd and uneven rainfalls followed by several hot sunny days erase the change of recharging the ground water by causing massive evaporation” says Dr. Shakeel Ahmed.
Thought leaders have collectively called for PPP (Public Private Participation) to prevent day zero and protect the water resources for future generations.
Kala Fleming from Africa has a solution and here’s what she said during her TED@IBM speech which talks about bringing Digital Aquifers for better water management.
“A digital aquifer, then, is an aquifer that is instrumented and quantified. Sensors that are linked to wells, along with intermittent mobile data created by humans, weather data and a treasure trove of paper records, provide the base information needed for the creation of digital aquifers. We model the physical aquifer on the cloud, evaluating how quickly water is being drawn from the aquifer, and by whom, as well as how soon it can be replenished. With the addition of new wells and boreholes, we revise our estimates of water levels and availability. Ultimately, we produce water data that can be used to fundamentally change the global water conversation.”
– Kala Fleming at TED@IBM
Also, a detailed discussion on Bio oxidation, Submarine ground discharge, Artificial recharge, Lake encroachment and water hassles are discussed.
The event concluded on a point that instigates more about bringing communities together and make the change happen.
Call for action through community involvement is going to be vital in the days to come to counter any sort of crisis.