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Comment by Catherine Gentry on March 25, 2010 at 7:04pm
I saw something on TED.com about this. It is an excellent emergency tool. I think the key is viewing the issue for holistically...See what Willie Smits is doing in Borneo as a great, awe-inspiring solution. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/willie_smits_restores_a_rainfores...
Comment by Rahul Dewanjee on April 1, 2010 at 7:54am
This is absolutely brilliant. Thanks for putting this up. The graphic is intense and therefore easy to make people believe that it is indeed possible. The Coordination Director (Joint Secy level) on behalf of of my largest clients (a health related division within the Indian government) took me along to a remote field visit with 20 other scientists and 8 of my doctor friends (who were doing on-site mobile health camps). I showed this amazing video to nearly 2500 people in a matter of 10 hours. People at first could not believe that it could be possible but slowly when they started realizing that this is indeed possible, they were almost pleading the Co-ordination Director to do something soon at their sites. The best thing that came out of this sheer public interest in this video was getting a call from a local District Magistrate's office the next day. I showed him again. He seemed so impressed to see this video that he asked me if I could put up a plan. So this has been a great start. I handed over the idea to another client of mine who is in the water business currently. He is conceiving an execution plan to work out on various issues regarding IP licensing issues, fabrication, logistics, design h***logation and costing. My role will be to ensure how to brainstorm ways to get this concept buy-in be endorsed within the government, get institutional procurement order book developed and working out the financing modalities of this project with government banks...this video did kick-start a chain reaction almost...the cost sheets will help us to find out if making it in India is the best option rather than importing it or getting completely knocked down (CKDs) parts better...other issues relevant in some parts are how to stop theft & vandalism and how best to monitor service repairs through public-private partnerships...so in essence, things are quite positive indeed.
Comment by Rahul Dewanjee on April 1, 2010 at 7:56am
+1 for knowledge share

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