Sep 8, 2002

Water woes

The major wars of this century are predicted to be not for oil but for water. Everyday I read about the cauvery imbroglio and wonder perhaps if there is some truth to it.

Just goes to show, all the help science can provide can easily be messed up by lack of vision and cooperation. Here is an interesting read about the conflict and some solutions.

I remember seeing the huge pipes of the abandoned veeranam project on the chennai roadside serving as homes for many families complete with a screen for a door and a "kolam" pattern denoting the entrance. I wonder if those families would organize a protest if the government after all decide to revive the plans.

September 08, 2002