Kathmandu, A city of 5 Million (unofficially)
we talk about electricity problem of 16 hours a day load shedding (that is being addressed urgently by the government). A larger problem is looming. “water or the lack of it” is the prime talk issue among-st house-holds in Kathmandu.
Tap water comes once every few days in most places in Kathmandu. With this ‘crisis’ is a gold opportunity.
Just find a way to solve this problem (or small part of it) by and you have a good “social entrepreneurship” opportunity of a life time.
Few ways i have heard so far.
“monsoon rain harvesting in individual homes for use in dry seasons”
“efficient affordable private water distribution systems to invidual homes”
” affordable and big water retention tanks for winter”
“clean technologies that recycle water used in homes”
“kitchen utilities that regulate less use of water with maximum efficiency – ie. new efficient utilities designs”
Up for the challenge? you are in a gold field here! well i am thinking about it myself.
Share your wild ideas?