Troubled Waters… Delhi Slums

I remember the challenges of trying to squeeze your way through a herd of motivated people, making your way to the head of the line, filling your receptacle with the water gushing through the tanker pipe and the most challenging part-making your way out of the same herd without spilling much of your prized possession- a bucket full of water. This is story of some days of my childhood when our taps ran dry and the memory never goes away. And no I am no slum dweller.. I just happen to be in any regular city in India with poor water management and distribution system. Mine was just charged with additional political issues. There are at least four or five threads touched in this article that are worth reading. The poor management of groundwater for one, the water quality issues, the ever persistent water mafia, the public outcry and involvement and the last statement. Take 5 minutes of your time and

Read on.

Published by letschatwater

I distinctly remember the fluids mechanics homework i was working on many many years ago and i thought to myself... "shit... i get this ... water stuff..". Like the right buttons get pushed in my brain and this "flow" business actually makes sense to me. That was the origin of the love story and it's been going strong through all these years. I have been called many things, "Water Chick", "Aqua Girl" etc.. but I settled for "Ganges" as my screen name... I believe it serves the purpose of what i am trying to do here beautifully. I hope to make this place my "Mecca" for all things water. A place where people like me with no other agenda but pure love for water can come and hang out with a cuppa.... water.. lol.... fine... beer, coffee, wine, vodka, what have you!! Knowledge does not need to take itself too seriously... hopefully we will pick up a thing or two while we are traipsing along and stumbling away... that is the plan... we shall see..

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