Why should we look up to the skies every time?There is a huge dispute over water sharing between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. There is also such disputes between Karnataka and Maharashtra, and even between countries. Every single individual on either side of the fence, shouts from roof tops, almost as if there is no tomorrow without water.
However, the vital question is: is that really the case? Are we not starring at man made disasters, when we can go for more effective water management efforts, stop producing more than what is needed in certain regions and so on. This might require collection of huge amount of data, and deep analysis of food patterns to understand the realities.
Be that as it may, is it not dangerous to always look up to the skies? Why not take up the help of new technologies and go for re-use of water, particularly for industrial and garden purposes? Why should we allow, rather recklessly, the number of new water purification plants, and get what is supposedly called, "mineral water?". Even the Railways are into it, but for a specific reason. But why we allow so much of misuse of groundwater?
Why should we not stop the MNC companies from over-exploitation of ground water resources? There are superb examples of Indian companies that have really contributed to social development, including conservation of water resources. Look at how ITC has entered into the filed of contract farming, and its co-creation methods with thousands of Indian farmers? Why not go all out of the way to encourage such initiatives? The e-choupal experiment of ITC, of transforming the lives of millions of farmers through advanced technology, is another example, of how a company can impact the wider society.
Why not go for such help to go all out for water conservation methods, through the use of the most advanced information technology methods and the actual technological innovations?
Whatever rainfall a particular region receives, is not being saved at all. There is a huge wastage, and worse, most of it goes to the sea. How can we reverse these things? Members may please describe real world experiences, where some good work is already being done.