Wake the Lake Campaign
Lake rejuvenation—revive ecosystems around
the lake and bring the community and stakeholders together
Lakes are under constant threat due to urban development and the apathy of humanity. Hence rejuvenation of lakes has been taken up as a priority under this project.
Chikka Kudlu Lake, located in the Singasandra ward of BBMP, caters to 21,410 people who live around the waterbody. The lake needed maintenance and repairs. Through the Wake The Lake Campaign, United Way Bengaluru, in partnership with NextGen Healthcare, the Government of Karnataka, BBMP, and local communities, worked towards the revival and maintenance of Chikkakudlu Lake. The short-term objective was to prevent the lake from getting polluted with waste and sewage, enhance the bio-diversity, and mobilize communities to take ownership of
the lake. The long-term objective involved creating a