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Editor’s pickThis idea helped rescue a city of 3.8 million from a water crisis

30-07-2018
Chennai, drought, water conservation, ground water, Bay of Bengal, rainwater harvesting, decentralisation

By Yasaswini Sampathkumar, this article is republished from Ensia.com When water shortages loomed in Chennai, India, one man’s campaign to conserve rainwater saved the day Twenty-five years ago, Chennai, a city on the southeastern coast of India, could barely supply enough water to its 3.8 million citizens. Many of its families depended on …