Water Story: WASTE NOT

WASTEWATER. It’s common enough in a bustling city such as Bangalore and yet one man’s waste holds untapped potential for another. In the small town of Vijayapura, nestled on the edge of the city, water scarcity and distribution are a daily struggle. The farmers of this vibrant little town have been among the first to feel the effects of climate change but some, such as Muniraju, have recognized the subtle power of wastewater as a sustainable solution.

(Isabella Porras, Jamie Camilleri and Josh Pulford / Bangalore, India).

The Water Story is an environmental communication project, that looks at sharing water-related local stories with a global focus. The project brings the environmental science of sustainable water in the Indian subcontinent, together with the social experiences of people. The digital multimedia storytelling platform will bring together communications students from a number of institutions into a collaborative space to share experiences and skills in developing solutions based on long-form multimedia. This first of its kind project, funded under the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) New Colombo Plan.