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Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab
In Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab, Shri Anupam Mishra documents the life and work of several individuals and communities, across the country, in setting up water harvesting and management systems through talaabs (lakes / tanks).
ashis  posted 10 months 1 week ago
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Frequently asked questions on water integrity - A primer by the Water Integrity Network
What is integrity ? What is corruption, and what are the various forms of corruption ?
ashis  posted 5 years 1 month ago
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"Crop failure resulting from failed monsoon drives farmers to suicide in Saurashtra" - Roundup of the week's news (20-26 August 2012)
Near complete crop-failure drives farmers to suicide in Saurashtra, Gujarat
ashis  posted 5 years 1 month ago
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"Study finds Ganga-Bhagirathi delta slowly disappearing into the sea" - Roundup of the week's news (13-19 August 2012)
Study finds Ganga-Bhagirathi delta slowly disappearing into the sea A study by noted geographer Prof Kalyan Rudra and funded jointly by the state and central governments has found that the world’s largest delta-the Ganga-Bhagirathi delta- is slowly disappearing into the sea.
ashis  posted 5 years 2 months ago
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"Outbreak of dengue, malaria in eastern India" - Roundup of the week's news (6 - 12 August 2012)
Indifferent rain causes outbreak of dengue, malaria and other vector-borne diseases in eastern India, and particularly Kolkata. Maharashtra suspends Mahyco’s licence for Bt cotton seeds, on grounds of market malpractice in fraudulently hiking seed prices.
ashis  posted 5 years 2 months ago
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Floods in Orissa, Himachal and Jammu - Roundup of the week's news (30 July - 5 August 2012)
Floods in Orissa, Jammu and Himachal Heavy rainfall for 3 days in a row caused the Hati river in Kalahandi, Odisha to overflow on Sunday, necessitating the evacuation of at least 2,000 people.  A day earlier, torrential rains caused flash floods in Jammu and Himachal Pradesh causing 200 villages to be washed off. Worst-ever deficit monsoon
ashis  posted 5 years 2 months ago
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Am writing a book on water for young readers - Would like to meet Anupam Mishra ji, can you give me his contact details ?
(Query received over email, from Bhairavi Parekh)Hello,I am based in Mumbai and am writing a story for young readers with the embedded theme of water.I would like to understand more about urban water theft, village ways of rainwater harvesting, etc.
ashis  posted 5 years 3 months ago
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Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson of Arghyam announces transition in leadership: Jayamala Subramaniam to take over from 1st June, 2012
She comes to Arghyam with a background in the corporate and not for profit sectors, both in India and abroad. She has a record of achievement in taking initiatives to scale in the financial and education sectors and  substantial experience as a coach and mentor.
ashis  posted 5 years 6 months ago
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Water scarcity and security in India
Water is
ashis  posted 5 years 6 months ago
Opportunities

India Water Portal is looking for content writers and publishers, based anywhere in India - Apply by 15 March 2012
The India Water Portal is an open, inclusive web-based platform for sharing water management knowledge amongst practitioners and the general public. It aims to draw on the rich experience of practitioners and citizens who have worked on water issues and themes, and use the internet to disseminate this information and knowledge, to a wider audience. The Portal effort has grown significantly since its launch in 2007, and we are now looking for more people to join and help us expand our work. Title of the position Content writer / publisher - India Water Portal. Nature of position The position is on a part-time, consultancy basis, working from home. You must be able to put in at least 30 hours of work every week (120 hours a month). Work timings within the day are flexible. After a 3-month induction period, your appointment will be confirmed for one year, and can be extended.
ashis  posted 5 years 8 months ago
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India Water Portal is looking for editors, based in East and North-east India - Apply by 15 March 2012
The India Water Portal is an open, inclusive web-based platform for sharing water management knowledge amongst practitioners and the general public. The Portal effort has grown significantly since its launch in 2007, and we are now looking for more people to join and help us expand our work. Title of the position Editor - India Water Portal. Nature of position The position is on a part-time, consultancy basis, working from home. You must be able to put in at least 25 hours of work every week (100 hours a month). Work timings within the day are flexible. After a 3-month induction period, your appointment will be confirmed for one year, and can be extended.
ashis  posted 5 years 8 months ago
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Multi-stakeholder dialogue is messy, but necessary
A workshop on ‘Understanding and resolving water conflicts in the North East India', was organized by Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India (Forum), in collaboration with Aaranyak (Guwahati), Centre for the Environment, IIT (Guwahati), Arghyam (Bangalore), SaciWATERs-CapNet Network (SCaN) and Cap-Net to discuss emerging issues related to water conflicts and their resolution in the region. This workshop was held in Guwahati on January 23-26, 2012. It aimed at presenting concepts and theory related water conflicts as well as issues especially relevant to the North East Region.
ashis  posted 5 years 8 months ago
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Lift irrigation - Methods and practices: A manual by Mihir Maitra (AFPRO)
Accordingly, the book is written as a technical manual that remains accessible to people seeking to gain necessary expertise in the planning, design, installation and maintenance of lift irrigation systems (LIS). 
ashis  posted 5 years 8 months ago
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Water quality monitoring of lakes in and around Bangalore city
It describes the efforts undertaken by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to launch a programme to monitor the water quality of some of the lakes in Bangalore so as to focus the attention of concerned governmental organisations to take up remedial measures to safe guard the water bodies of the "Garden City". The sources of pollution in lakes are mainly identified as:
ashis  posted 5 years 8 months ago
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Contextualising urban water supply in a changing environment: India Urban Conference, November 17-20 2011
It aimed to set the challenges faced by urban planners in the current economic, socio-political, and ecological landscape. This would enable informed and negotiated choices on urban development. The stated objectives of the conference are as follows:
ashis  posted 5 years 8 months ago
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ठंडो पाणी मेरा पहाड़ मा, न जा स्वामी परदेसा
लेखक: अनुपम मिश्र ढौंड गांव के पंचायत में छोटी-छोटी लड़कियां नाच रही थी और उनके गीत के ये बोल, सामने बैठे पूरे गांव को बरसात कि झड़ी में भी बांधे हुए थे | भीगते दर्शकों में ऐसी कई युवा और अधेड महिलाएं थी, जिनके पति और बेटे अपने जीवन के कई बसंत "परदेस" में ही बिता रहे हैं, ऐसे वृद्ध भी इस कार्यक्रम को देख रहे थे, जिनने अपने जीवन का बड़ा भाग "परदेस" की सेवा में लगाया है | और भीगी दरी पर वे छोटे बच्चे-बच्चियां भी थी, जिन्हें शायद कल परदेस चले जाना है | एक गीत पहाड़ों के इन गाँवो से लोगों का पलायन भला कैसे रोक पायेगा ?
ashis  posted 6 years 1 month ago
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"The water in springs of my hills is cool, do not migrate from this land, o my beloved" - Solving water shortages through ancient knowledge
Author: Anupam Mishra "The water in springs of my hills is cool, Do not migrate from this land o my beloved.”
ashis  posted 6 years 1 month ago
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Public Private Partnerships in the water sector: Partnerships or privatisation - A report and video by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra
This report and video by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, looks at various aspects of PPPs, beginning from why PPPs have come to be regarded as the major approach for infrastructure development in the country, the circumstances that lead to the change in approach from direct privatisation to public-private partnerships, the current status of the PPP projects that are being executed in India, especially in the water sector, to the current estimates and projections of investment requirements for infrastructure development in India by governments and International Financial Institutions (IFIs).
ashis  posted 6 years 4 months ago
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Development of training module for water safety plan in urban areas - A document by ESCI
A Water Safety Plan (WSP) is an improved risk management tool designed to ensure the delivery of safe drinking water. It identifies hazards, means to control them, means and actions to identify loss of control and its restoration. It comprises system assessment and design, operational monitoring and management plans (including documentation and communication). Water quality guidelines have been issued by the WHO.
ashis  posted 6 years 6 months ago
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Guidance manual for drinking water quality monitoring and assessment - A document by NEERI and NICD
In order to safeguard the health of the people, drinking water must meet quality standards. The main issues involved in drinking water safety are water quality management, surveillance and control mechanisms. Levels of contaminants need to be ascertained through standard procedures. Each agency involved in water supply in India, has its own laboratory test practices and this manual details methods for all parameters adoptable by all laboratories.
ashis  posted 6 years 6 months ago

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