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Last Updated:  22/10/2019

 

Project Pitch By: United Way of India

 

Proposed Project Title


Wake the Lake

 

Thematic Area

Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, wildlife & natural resources conservation

Sub Thematic Area

Natural Resources Conservation

Project Synopsis

Over the years, Bangalore has seen its lakes depleting at a rapid pace due to the development of the city. Lakes have been encroached upon for urban infrastructure expansion and converted into bus stands, golf courses, and residential colonies, thereby diversely impacting the existing ones. Sky rise apartments, commercial complexes and business parks have replaced the lakes in the city. Bangalore had 937 lakes in 1937; this number has drastically dropped to just about 189 lakes due to rapid urbanization and infrastructural development. The water bodies of the “City of Lakes” are soon disappearing. After researching and analysing the abysmal state of Lakes in Bangalore and its significance to people and environment, United Way of Bangalore launched a campaign called ‘Wake the Lake’ in 2011 with the intention of reviving the dying lakes of the city.
 
 
 

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 0.6 Cr - INR 1.0 Cr
Proposed Location
Bangalore, Hosur, Hyderabad

Key Project Partners
Government,Companies,Municipal Corporation

Project Status
Active
 

Facts

Beneficiary Type (Primary): General
Beneficiary Type (Secondary):
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 1000 and above Families
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done
 
 
 

Proposed Project Description

Over the years, Bangalore has seen its lakes depleting at a rapid pace due to the development of the city. Lakes have been encroached upon for urban infrastructure expansion and converted into bus stands, golf courses, playgrounds and residential colonies, thereby diversely impacting the existing ones. Sky rise apartments, commercial complexes and business parks have replaced the lakes in the city. Bangalore had 937 lakes in 1937; this number has drastically dropped to just about 189 lakes due to rapid urbanization and infrastructural development. The water bodies of the “City of Lakes” are soon disappearing.

After researching and analysing the abysmal state of Lakes in Bangalore and its significance to people and environment, United Way of Bangalore launched a campaign called ‘Wake the Lake’ in 2011 with the intention of reviving the dying lakes of the city.


Project Special Features: Since its inception, the campaign has grown strength to strength with:

Over the years, Bangalore has seen its lakes depleting at a rapid pace due to the development of the city. Lakes have been encroached upon for urban infrastructure expansion and converted into bus stands, golf courses, playgrounds and residential colonies, thereby diversely impacting the existing ones. Sky rise apartments, commercial complexes and business parks have replaced the lakes in the city. Bengaluru had 937 lakes in 1937; this number has drastically dropped to just about 189 lakes due to rapid urbanization and infrastructural development. The water bodies of the “City of Lakes” are soon disappearing.
After researching and analysing the abysmal state of Lakes in Bangalore and its significance to people and environment, United Way of Bengaluru launched a campaign called ‘Wake the Lake’ in 2011 with the intention of reviving the dying lakes of the city.
  1. 20+ lakes revived and rejuvenated
  2. 3 Sewage Treatment Plants installed
  3. 17,000 corporate volunteers mobilized
  4. Beautiful and sustainable community spaces created around the lakes
  5. Close to 100,000 trees planted
 
 

Salient Features

  1. Conservation of Natural Resources
 

About United Way of India

United Way India is a part of the United Way Worldwide network and is a registered non-profit in India. UWI aims at advancing the common good through its various local programs and initiatives in the areas of health, education, livelihood and disaster relief.

We envision a world where every community is a strong one, with jobs that pay a livable wage, good schools, and a healthy environment. We engage people and organizations in innovative solutions that are transforming that vision into reality. Based in Mumbai, the role of United Way India is to lead all our nation-wide initiatives and support our local chapters in order for them to create the most impact in the communities they serve!  

 

United Way India is a part of the United Way Worldwide network and is a registered non-profit in India. UWI aims at advancing the common good through its various local programs and initiatives in the areas of health, education, livelihood and disaster relief.
We envision a world where every community is a strong one, with jobs that pay a livable wage, good schools, and a healthy environment. We engage people and organizations in innovative solutions that are transforming that vision into reality. Based in Mumbai, the role of United Way India is to lead all our nation-wide initiatives and support our local chapters in order for them to create the most impact in the communities they serve!  
 
 

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