Friday, March 22, 2013

Water water everywhere... or is it ?

A traditional boali, or water tank in Nizamuddin in Delhi. Now clogged with garbage and waste 
It is World Water Day and an excellent time to remind ourselves that Water is an extremely precious resource.

We have implemented many interesting strategies to save, store, reuse and recycle water at Nivim. We have actually found that water efficiency strategies are some of the easiest to implement. We promise you a lengthy post on our efforts with water soon.

Until then, here are four great reminders of our need to save water in India..

1. TED Talk by Anupam Mishra on the traditional methods of rain water harvesting in the desert region of Rajasthan.

2. An article on the pollution of our rivers specially the once mighty Ganga by Sunita Narain,

3. An article on the water woes in India,

Image courtesy Down to Earth
4. An article on the daily consumption of water in India and ways to reduce water use in a household,

Hope that these articles begin to answer the questions on the need to save water, ways to begin thinking about it and why we must act now or it will be too late ....

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thank you Manoj !

Manoj taking photos of the house to send to me while I am away !
Manoj Shetgaonkar, our site supervisor for the last 2 years in leaving us. We are sad to let him go as we had begun to rely on him for so many things, especially since he is a very hard working young fellow with great attention to detail.

At the same time, we are excited for him as he is moving on to bigger and better things... to Dubai actually !

We wish him all the best ! and thank him for all his hard work. The process of building Nivim would have been so much more difficult if he wasn't with us.



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