Sunday, July 12, 2009

Water or Energy - challenges for sustainability

Energy conservation and alternative energy are key to our energy future. What about water for many parts of the world? It is very expensive to produce clean potable water but manage it smartly is the responsibility of our deveopled communities. Just this week I saw the TV news covering scens of no water in the tap of some area of Mumbai India. few days later it is flooding story in the same city where schools are closed and cars are driving through 2-3 ft deep ponded pool of water on streets.
It is time to recognize the inevitable climate change events that are going to face us as global warming shifts the weather patterns. Communities must take watershed approach and join hands to deal with this issue related to storm water management . When rain falls, it is a free gift from Nature. What we do with it is in our hands. Communities need to harvest and reuse it as a planned effort. Create drainage districts so we can raise funds to model the storm water generation patterns and find ways to store it and allow it to replenish the ground water reservoir below the land. This is one of the key challenges of Sustainable green planning essential to the part of the world that historically has seen water shortages.



At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Ganesh said...

very nice article.....


At 9:00 AM, Blogger ram shrivastava said...

Thanks for the compliment to Ganesh from GREENO!
His website looks great with full of relevant information on this topic.
We need younger generation new leaders and inform older generation leaders to take action and not just stay in standby mode.


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