A city tackling climate change needs to think big and small and involve all stakeholders in the process — policymakers, state and local governments, private entities and citizens. That should be one of the primary goals of the Chennai Smart City programme.
The Water Workshop this Saturday will help empower citizens through informative sessions on grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting and water conservation methods, all of which can help build resilience in the face of acute water shortage.
Relief for Chennaites as tanker lorries call off strike The already water-starved city had a shock when the private water tanker lorries called for a strike from May 27, following the crackdown on tankers tapping
An eco park at Paruthipattu Lake is due for inauguration. But with restoration work causing raw sewage to enter the lake, citizens are least cheered by the prospect of a boating facility and more worried about groundwater contamination in this time of acute water scarcity.
Will the plastic ban now also extend to packaging such as biscuit covers? How can the city tackle water crisis in the wake of failed monsoons that are growing increasingly common? What’s in the 140-crore project for streetlights? All this and more in this week’s ‘buzz’.