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    Rainwater harvesting rescues Bangalore residential community

    Declining groundwater levels and increasing maintenance costs are the norm for most people these days, but residents of Rainbow Drive are exceptions.

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    chicu posted 3 days ago

    Droughts in Maharashtra: Lack of management or vagaries of climate change?

    None of our policies seem to be designed keeping in mind the farmer and his convenience, says Suneel Joshi, State Coordinator for Jal Biradari, in an interview with India Water Portal.

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    aarti kelkar khambete posted 4 days ago

    Traditional fishing technologies: Will they survive the onslaught of development and mechanisation?

    Age-old skills and techniques used by fisherfolk are under threat, and at the risk of being replaced by modern unsustainable technologies.

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    aarti kelkar khambete posted 5 days ago

    'Doing', rather than 'talking' water

    Students at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library were engaged in an interactive session on different aspects of water including learning how much (or little!) water there is for our consumption.

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    sabitakaushal posted 5 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh gears up to tackle climate change

    Adequate budget, staff, capacity; a monitoring framework; interdepartmental cooperation - all need to be in place for effective climate change mainstreaming, according to UP officials.

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    chicu posted 5 days ago

    Can we reverse the outcomes of climate change for India?

    Heat extremes and groundwater scarcity are but two of the impacts of climate change affecting India. Technology, political will, and international cooperation are needed to reverse these impacts.

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    aarti kelkar khambete posted 5 days ago

    The Chalakudy river system wins

    Latha Anantha was awarded the Bhagirath Prayas Samman for spearheading the campaign to save the Chalakudy river in Kerala, at the recently concluded India Rivers Week.

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    Amita Bhaduri posted 6 days ago

    To link or not to link: A debate

    An open debate on interlinking of rivers moderated by Ramaswamy Iyer with Himanshu Thakkar and Brij Gopal as panelists was held as a part of the India Rivers Week at New Delhi.

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    Amita Bhaduri posted 6 days ago

    What is a river?

    Is it the water that flows in it or is it the fauna it sustains? What about the people on its banks? As the discussions at the India Rivers Week found out, it isn't that simple to define a river.

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    sabitakaushal posted 1 week 53 sec ago

    A smiling river crusader

    Akhil Gogoi was awarded the ' Bhagirath Prayas Samman' for his dedicated, valiant, untiring efforts to safeguard the integrity of Subansiri river, Assam at the India Rivers Week 2014.

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    sabitakaushal posted 1 week 1 min ago

    TSR Committee offers a frail framework to robust laws

    The environmental regulation system will be more authoritative and bureaucratic, if the TSR Committee's suggestions are implemented, says Shripad Dharmadhikary in an interview with India Water Portal.

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    swati posted 1 week 4 days ago

    ‘Blue’ print for a model village

    Can the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana that was launched in October this year, achieve its aim to create model villages through the Participatory Groundwater Management (PGWM) programme?

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    swati posted 1 week 5 days ago

    Food hub deserts water legacy

    Only a few of Bikaner's over 100 ponds are well-maintained today, some thanks to the efforts of citizens, and another due to rooftop rainwater being channeled. Could the remaining get as lucky?

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    Manu Moudgil posted 1 week 5 days ago

    Are we heading towards ecological and social suicide?

    Development at the cost of the environment and ecosystem-dependent communities can be an easy recipe for ecological and social disaster.

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    aarti kelkar khambete posted 1 week 5 days ago

    500 year old water structure in Rameshwaram rediscovered!

    After 30 days of digging and removing 6000 tractor loads of sand, the evasive Dharmar Theertham was found intact with fresh water being replenished in a pit in the middle of the structure.

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    Divya N posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

    Battling water scarcity with borewell recharge

    “Best practices in water management are too scattered, and results are not clearly visible. A model village would be ideal to spread awareness”, says Devaraja Reddy, a hydrogeologist in Chitradurga.

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    Divya N posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

    ICIMOD wins UNFCCC's award for flood warning system

    News this week

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    swati posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

    Government to reconsider river interlinking project

    Policy matters this week

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    swati posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

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