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WATER FUTURE CONFERENCE

(Jamie Camilleri and Josh Pulford / Bangalore, India)


WASTE NOT

Wastewater. It’s common enough in a bustling city such as Bangalore and yet one man’s waste holds untapped potential for another. In the small town of Vijayapura, nestled on the edge of the city, water scarcity and distribution are a daily struggle. The farmers of this vibrant little town have been among the first to feel the effects of climate change but some, such as Muniraju, have recognised the subtle power of wastewater as a sustainable solution.

(Isabella Porras, Jamie Camilleri and Josh Pulford / Bangalore, India).


DIGGING DEEP

The Bhovi have long been shapers of Bengaluru’s landscape, digging into the once arid Deccan Plateau to create one of India’s largest hydraulic civilisations. They were the first to dig the iconic lakes of Bangalore connected with a network of intricate waterways. But today, it is their centuries-old practice of well digging that is bringing them back into view.

(Isabella Porras, Jamie Camilleri and Josh Pulford / Bangalore, India).


KEEPING IT CLEAN

Dotted throughout Bangalore are hundreds of Dhobi ghats. Forests of sheets, towels, shirts and pants, nestled in pockets of suburbia. The hanging laundry billows in the wind, and the madiwala – traditional washermen – can be found slipping between these rows of linen, weaving their way through it, bundles of clothes in their arms. In the middle of which is a detergent stained pool where the madiwala, or Dhobis, wash Bangalore’s dirty laundry.

(Rhett Kleine, Jamie Camilleri and Josh Pulford / Bangalore, India).


TREES AND WATER

The south Indian city of Bangalore was once known for its beautiful lakes and rich greenery, but due to urbanisation over recent decades, much of that natural greenspace has been lost and the city is now dominated by concrete. Experts say the city has lost more than 78 per cent of its canopy and 79 per cent of its waterbodies since 1973. They expect that by 2025, 95 per cent of the city will be concreted over.

(Courtney Thomas, Jamie Camilleri and Josh Pulford / Bangalore, India).