he shortage of clean water in many parts of the world is a topic we’ve seen addressed on several occasions before—such as by the Hippo Water Roller and the PlayPump, to name just two examples. Recently another solution caught our eye, not least because it just won this year’s Energy Globe World Award. Akash Ganga, or River from the Sky, is a sustainable system that channels rooftop rainwater from every house in a village through gutters, and then pipes it to a network of multitier, underground reservoirs. Currently implemented in six drought-prone villages in the Churu District of Rajasthan, the system captures enough rainwater to meet the drinking needs of an entire village for 12 months. A

BITSians Welcome New Year with a Bang

New Delhi, Delhi, India: BITSians welcome the New Year with a Bang! Come January 07, 2011, BITSians the world over will converge at Epicenter in Gurgaon to revisit their alma mater for the first ever global alumni meet – BITS Pilani Alumni Association (BITSAA) Global Meet 2011. Themed on ‘Transforming Society, Enterprises and Academics through Innovation', the meet will witness some of the World's most well known BITSians including the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan sharing platform with fellow BITSians like Rajesh Hukku, Former Chairman & CEO, iFlex Solutions; Mr. Baba Kalyani, Chairman, Kalyani Group; Mr. Gulu Mirchandani, MD, MIRC Electronics; Ms. Revathi Advaith

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