Waterwise Wednesday: Why Water Management Matters

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Chennai, India’s sixth largest city with 4.5 million people, has run out of water.

According to a study by the Anna University, Chennai lost 33 per cent of its wetlands and 24 percent of its agricultural land, (crucial for improving groundwater table) in the last one decade. Drought coupled with rampant development and construction built on reclaimed water bodies are largely to blame.

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