Infrastructure - For the benefit and use of all

Repos Sandbag Party
by Patrick   
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Collective Effort (Photographer: Fabienne)On Sunday under the supervision of Satprem and Lara from the Earth Institute, around 50 people answered the emergency call made by Repos’community last residents: Please hurry to come to our beach sandbag party and help us save our last houses. They joined efforts with the Indian working team also present. The assignment was tough, but we all could feel the great joy of achieving something together. Satprem ensure that, yes there is still a chance to save this great location, if our common will is set to it. Read more

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Back to Normal Routine
by Nassim   
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Entry Service - Saraswati, Kripa, Umberto, Ishita, Eva, Leah (Photographer: Nassim)After electrical fire two week back at the rooms of the Entry Service in Town Hall, the facilities are already restored, and beside only missing fans things work as usual. As members of the Entry Service Team explains it was due to the quick response of the several working teams as ACUR, Blue Light, BCC and Electrical Service, moral and enthusiastic support , and understanding of many that they have been able to return to their work in merely a week after the fire. Read more

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Lalit on Queens University & CEPT
by Andrea   
Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Canadian Students' interaction with Lalit at Town Hall  (Photographer: Photo by Students)Auroville Integral Sustainability Institute shares the experience of hosting 2 different groups of visiting planning students from Queens University, Canada & CEPT, Ahmedabad - ‘It was very enriching for all’, says Lalit, Programme coordinator. Auroville being an inspiring & interdisciplinary learning field provided very conducive environment to experience a different way of life which gave them a very real life glimpse of integral life & sense of purpose. Read more

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Gilles parle de l`eau à Auroville
by Alix   
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Gilles devant le Matrimandir (Photographer: Alix)L'eau semble bien être au cœur de l'actualité d'Auroville. Gilles du CSR (Auroville Centre for Scientific Research) nous a déjà présenté une conférence sur un futur plan d'organisation de l'eau dans Auroville jeudi 21 juin. Gilles nous parle à nouveau de cette ressource vitale dans une interview. Pour pallier au manque d'eau imminent, il souhaite mettre en place des infrastructures qui allient différentes ressources (irrigation, eaux de pluie, désalinisation par exemple). Mais de tels changements ne sont pas faciles à mettre en place... Read more

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Infrastructure Distribution
by Monireh   
Thursday, 08 March 2012
Rolf (Photographer: Andrea )From L'Avenir d'Auroville Rolf talks on future development of the city, which is currently in chaos, especially regarding utilities infrastructure set up of the past. After the cyclone came a strong call from the community to explore underground utilities supply. And in general energy has accumulated to the point where we can start seriously thinking of overall infrastructure distribution. Next month we will get another electrical high tension cable to interconnect different transformers in order to achieve more regular supply of electricity. Read more

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The Masterplan by l`Avenir
by Montse   
Friday, 24 February 2012
Cristo (Photographer: Divya)In January 2012, we spoke to Cristo of the l'Avenir d'Auroville about the work of the planning office with regards to the greenbelt masterplan and the recent cyclone. Cristo tells us the story of the development of the masterplan and also his own involvement in the project. We learn the aims, challenges, learnings, the laws and regulations of l'Avenir. There is much to be learnt here about the complexities involved in development of the 'land-use' plan and building standards, especially with regards to natural calamities like cyclones.

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Pumped Storage Systems
by Andrea   
Monday, 09 January 2012
Harald Kraft minutes before the presentation. (Photographer: Andrea)A presentation on Pumped Storage Systems has been given in the Town Hall Conference Room on Friday 06-01-2012. The presentation team includes Harald Kraft (Water Engineering Consultant, see:, Michael Bonke (who has studied the pumped storage systems of Ruselkraftwerke, Germany) and Toine Van Megen (who presented the relevance of pumped storage systems in the context of renewable energy). The presentation and discussion had also look at the possibilities of utilizing the Matrimandir Lake as the lower elevation Read more

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A visit to Joy Guesthouse
by Hans Beuken   
Sunday, 08 January 2012
Joy guesthouse (1) (Photographer: Hans Beuken)At Joy Guest house, previously known as College Guesthouse, the main damage was caused by uprooted trees. Also, they have no water or electricity. Except from the working men and the people living there, the place is pretty deserted, since it is impossible of receiving guests in this condition. After the interview, on my way back to the radio, i was forced to stop since a tree was taken down to secure future safety to electricity lines. Read more

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