Rachana Sansads Institute of
Environmental Architecture for the month of March-April 2005.
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Welcome to the second
issue of the bimonthly magazine of Rachana Sansadís Institute
of Environmental Architecture. This issue looks at water and all
that could be done to conserve it. Our studies indicate that the
potential of harvesting rainwater from just 300 sq. km of Mumbai
can yield nearly 600 million cubic meters of water, more than
enough for a population of
12 million. Simply catch the raindrops where they fall
rather than fetching them from kilometers away in Bhatsa and Vaitarna.
It certainly makes more sense!!
The potential for
water recycling is even more attractive. It is amazing that nearly
80% of the purified water, which the Municipal Corporation provides,
goes down the drain.
The lead article
in the newsletter focuses on a different but relevant issue of
slums and their proliferation. Ms. Sulakshana Mahajan provides
us with an excellent and brief socio-scientific evaluation.
We hope you enjoy
reading this issue and give us your valuable comments. We would
like to thank all readers for their positive response to the newsletter.
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With best regards,
Head of Department,
Rachana Sansadís Institute
Of Environmental Architecture