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Post Event Updates: Public Lecture on traditional Water systems of Delhi

Source: Toxics Link Website, Date: , 2010

With the water level risen above the danger level, water clogging and mismanagement of water and its resources in the Capital, it became imperative to discuss the issue with the Delhi denizens with inputs and information on it from experts. Acknowledging the responsibility, Traditional Water systems of Delhi was chosen to be the topic of discussion as part of the Environment and Health Public Lecture Series scheduled on the 15th of September 2010. Sh. Sohail Hashmi, an expert on traditional water bodies of Delhi and Mr A. K Bajaj, Chairman Central Water Commission were the eminent speakers for the discussion.

While Sohail threw light on the historical side of the water situation in the city making people aware through the use of maps and locations that reviving traditional water bodies of the city would help in a large way dealing with the water situation in the country, Mr Bajaj, talked more from ‘ground realities’ perspective stating the facts and stats about the present water situation in the city.

With rainfall above normal and commonwealth activities under construction, the speakers faced many questions on the situation and the issue from the audience. In all, with wide participation and plethora of questions from audience, the event was successful in bringing out some information on the subject.