Catching the Rain in India: Dead Lakes Alive

In a race against India's looming water shortage, Anand Malligavad takes on his city's water woes one lake at a time.

In “India's Silicon Valley", the taps are running dry. Bangalore's once-famous city lakes have become a dumping ground for toxic waste and clean drinking water is growing scarce for many of the city's 12 million residents.

Anand Malligavad is an engineer-turned-water conservationist. He is on a herculean mission to clean up his city's lakes. But demanding supporters, angry locals and a derelict temple stand in his way.

Anand must convince everyone that he can transform the lakes for a future with clean drinking water.

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