Established in 2008, United Way is a volunteer driven not-for profit-organization that seeks to engage with and empower local communities.
Wake the Lake is a strategic initiative to save these water bodies and turn them into hubs of community activity. Based on inputs given by leading environmentalists, herpetologists and conservation experts, they have a practical and holistic plan to revive the lakes.
As part of the initiative, they:
- Recognize that the BBMP and other civic bodies own the lakes in Bangalore.
- Support local resident welfare associations and organizations to undertake the responsibility of maintaining the lakes.
- Mobilize the city’s community towards caring for these water bodies.
- Fund maintenance of the revived lakes and provide other necessary resources to strengthen the movement.
Each revived lake is assessed on parameters that measure the lake’s ‘community-friendly’ index. The score card helps them evaluate the success of the initiative and chart out the next steps. For more information check http://www.uwbengaluru.org/wake-the-lake.html
Take a Listen to Dr. Mahesh, from United Way in conversation with RJ Padma Priya