The linking of a waste-water treatment plant, a wetland and lake ecosystem could be one method of keeping our lakes full and recharging our aquifers.
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Jakkur Lake in north Bangalore is one such live example. Steps that have been taken for its revival have seen positive results, which have been documented in Aajwanthi’s thesis “Towards a water sensitive city: The story of Jakkur Lake” here.
BIOME has planned a visit to Jakkur Lake.
Date: Sunday, 6th April 2014
Time: 9.00 a.m.
Meeting point: Gate of the Jakkur Wastewater Treatment Plant
The tour includes
– the waste-water treatment plant
– the wetland
– the lake
– fishing activity near the lake
– open well(s) recharged, thanks to the lake
– birds of the lake.
The tour will take approx 2.5 hours. Wear shoes appropriate for walking 2-3 kms. Please carry water and some fruits/biscuits to eat.