Raising awareness of water issues in Delhi
Tarini Manchanda (Mahindra UWC of India)
received a grant through the United World Sustainibility Fund to develop and distribute a film about water issues in Delhi. . The fund was set up by UWC alumnus Dan Marshall (UWC Atlantic College)
to assist UWC students and recent alumni in projects promoting sustainable living.
She says “We converted an old room in my house into an editing space, and divided our time into four hour shifts. Apart from the film making process, we have learnt that Delhi's water crisis is ironic in that Delhi had lots of water in the past and still does, but inequity, over consumption, and changing values have led to crisis. This is important because in Delhi's past lies the hope for a water-full future. In the last weeks of production we decided to bring back our cameras and speak to people about the science behind traditional water management as well as the complexity of consumption issues in the city."
Watch the film
High resolution version
Low bandwidth version
Visit the website: www.groundwaterup.com
Photo: Tarini filming for the Groundwater Up project in the Renuka Valley, India. (Katie Gillett)