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India lake desiccation


Bangalore was once blessed with abundant water resources sustaining the lives of its people. But in recent years, due to severe pollution, waters have dried up, and what remained could not be used for drinking. The toxicity has become so high that they could not even be used for agriculture. Worst, the lake kept bursting into flames. As Jyothy Karat found out, the heart of the problem is the unchecked urbanization that has swept the booming metropolis, as well as poor urban planning.

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India lake desiccation


Bangalore was once blessed with abundant water resources sustaining the lives of its people. But in recent years, due to severe pollution, waters have dried up, and what remained could not be used for drinking. The toxicity has become so high that they could not even be used for agriculture. Worst, the lake kept bursting into flames. As Jyothy Karat found out, the heart of the problem is the unchecked urbanization that has swept the booming metropolis, as well as poor urban planning.

 

Watch the story below:

 

lake fires in bangalore CREDITS

Direction | Story |  Script - Jyothy Karat
Cinematography - Jyothy Karat
Editing - Sony Sasankan
Sound Recordist - Praveen C M
Additional Footage - Chetan Kumar, Venkateshan Peevee Perumal
Drone Footage - Praveen C M, Venkateshan Peevee Perumal

Fixer - Kumar

 

 

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Kazakhstan Aral Sea restoration


The Aral Sea was the world’s fourth largest lake, but also the site of one of its worst man-made disasters. In the 1960s, a massive irrigation project diverted its water elsewhere, causing the lake to shrink and eventually dry up. But in recent years, thanks to large-scale restoration projects, its northern part has sprung back to life. Michal Bardavid visited the town of Aralsk, and found out that as water slowly fills the lake once again, hopes are seeping into the hearts of residents living in this thriving fishing community.

Kazakhstan Aral Sea restoration


The Aral Sea was the world’s fourth largest lake, but also the site of one of its worst man-made disasters. In the 1960s, a massive irrigation project diverted its water elsewhere, causing the lake to shrink and eventually dry up. But in recent years, thanks to large-scale restoration projects, its northern part has sprung back to life. Michal Bardavid visited the town of Aralsk, and found out that as water slowly fills the lake once again, hopes are seeping into the hearts of residents living in this thriving fishing community.

 

Watch the story below:

 

restoring the aral sea CREDITS

 

Journalist/Editor: Michal Bardavid

Cameraman/Editor: Mark Esplin

Fixer/Translator: Assel Glumova