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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Water Scarcity, Innovative ways to produce potable water and natural Energy Resources

Water scarcity is rising at an alarming rate in certain parts of the world.
Fresh water bodies that depend on rainfall are completely drying due to the fact that climatic conditions are constantly changing and weather patterns are being affected. Deforestation and Construction (River soil removal) have caused so many side effects.
Drought can cause entire Nation to succumb.
Just saw the news that at Tamilnadu (where I come from) there are no rains and water levels are deteriorating at an alarming rate.

Soon people may even have tough time getting potable water.

As an Environmental Scientist, my concern is

What the government and scientists are doing to curb this water deficiency problem?

Tamilnadu has hundreds of universities.

Tamilnadu has thousands of colleges.

These educational institutes have very intelligent students who are guided by intellectual and experienced professors.  Why are these universities not researching on alternate water producing topics and produce water?.

People from Tamilnadu have excelled in variety of fields all over the globe.
However, Tamilnadu still has several hours of power cut and shortage of water.

What I am pointing to is - why are these universities and colleges are not researching on novel and innovative methods of producing water at affordable prices.

Ironically, Tamilnadu has the largest desalination plants in whole South east Asia and they have a long coastal area to utilize.
There are innovative technologies such as

Water from air.

Self water filling bottle.

Efficient Desalination - using Nano Technology.

Future Cheap alternatives for desalination - nanotechology filters.

Also solar, bio, wind and geothermal energy can be used along with wind and hydro generated power.

As an individual and group of people, who wanted to do something for the roots, we sincerely tried to get and implement these technologies. but could not afford to do so. We are still trying though.

Sarcastically,  I can say that  I am sure government can fund these studies with the huge profit they make from TASMAC - Alcohol effects.

What we do is to plant as many trees as we can and save them at our EA FARMS SONA (Sustainable Organic Natural Agricultural) site. Hope these trees helps and brings rain there in the future.

Our area trees:


Also, we are planning to use as much as natural resources at EA Farms.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Nature Festival Birdapalooza Lake Apopka Preserve and Restore Natural Environments


Most of the time you hear nature environments are being destroyed all over world.
Deforestation happen at an alarming rate. Water bodies are heavily polluted.
Air is contaminated with chemicals that are harmful for breathing. In most polluted cities already people are starting to wear masks. You should be thankful if you are living in a clean air environment and drinking good water. Others are not privileged as the people living in good environment. Most of the cities are being converted to concrete jungles.

On the apposite side, as an Environmental scientist, I feel better and take pride when I see an excellently restored area that was once most polluted environment.
Today had the opportunity to visit Lake Apopka environment for a festival called Birdapalooza .



Lake Apopka was one of most Polluted lake in Florida. Hard working people with the help of government had secured the area and made it a wonderful natural habitat. As always, I reinstate that wetlands are very important for any country. Never destroy wetlands.


Good that these lands have been purchased from private owners and had been restored. Several birds and animals live there. Fresh air, greenery and good water are very hard to get these days.
I hope other countries all over globe should have this type conserved areas, so that at least some of those areas in their country gets protected. Otherwise people in those countries would only see buildings without any natural environments, trees and wildlife such as birds and animals. These Environments and their inhabitants  are very important and would not be there for them and their children.
In this industrial era,  it may seem that it cannot be avoided to leave a piece of land like these, but real leaders should save the environment and preserve these type of areas (at least few areas) in their respective countries.
It was a joy to breath fresh air, watch wonderful lake environment and view majestic birds and animals with family and make friendships with people who equally respect Nature and Environment.


Swamp Brothers were there.
Audobon society were there and along with Orange county people, who gave a wonderful Bird Watch Tour around Lake Apopka.
People such as pew environment, who work  towards better environment were there.

Also felt good that so many children actively participated and were very interested in birds, animals and environment.

I am always for CLEAN TO GREEN and for Protecting & Restoring Our Water Resources.


Makesh Karuppiah, Ph.D
Environmental Scientist