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Citizens participate in mapping Bengaluru’s groundwater
The problem of Bengaluru’s water is well known.
priyad  posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Removing chromium from polluted water using hyacinth
Heavy metal poisoning is a growing concern in many parts of the country. A new method for removing chromium-6, a highly toxic heavy metal, from waste water has been developed by a group of scientists from India and Ethiopia. They claim it to be low-cost and safe.
priyad  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Dew as a source of drinking water
We often notice dew drops on leaves, grass and some sloping surfaces in morning hours. These dew drops can actually be a source of drinking water. 
priyad  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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A Data Journey in Odisha
Back in 2015, the Member of Parliament (MP) from Balasore, Odisha got to know about a strange problem in his constituency. There were reports of a number of bone deformities and crippled people in areas surrounding Patripal village of Remuna block. They seemed to be related to fluoride in water, causing a disease called Skeletal Fluorosis.
priyad  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Combating climate change with nanomaterials
The list of environmental problems that the world faces may be huge, but some strategies for solving them are remarkably small.
priyad  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
Opportunities

International Conference on Mountain Cities, Climate Change and Urban Sustainability
CRRID, Chandigarh is organizing an International Conference on “Mountain Cities, Climate Change and Urban Sustainability” from November 6-8, 2017 and a two-day Pre-Conference Workshop on “Towards Achieving Green Growth, Eco-Efficiency & SDGs for Urban Sustainability” from November 4-5, 2017.
priyad  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Bengaluru water crisis: Gain from rain
The next big war is said to be for water and it might happen sooner than we think. If the current water scenario across Karnataka and most parts of India is anything to go by, we might just be the generation to start this war. 
priyad  posted 6 months 1 week ago
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World Water Day- Prioritising water security for a sustainable future
Water is the most precious natural resource available to mankind. We can survive without food for days, but not without water. The availability of fresh water has been taken for granted for centuries. The world’s population has grown from 1.7 billion to 7.5 billion in the last 100 years.
priyad  posted 7 months 4 days ago
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No more thirst
This story is of Punawli Kalan village in Uttar Pradesh, where a community with the support of a women-led federation, solved its water woes by developing a community-owned water supply system.
priyad  posted 7 months 4 days ago
Questions

Will my borewell meter work on 2 phase power supply?
I have dug a bore well around 400 feet deep, that is 6" wide, and I also have a 7.5 HP submersible motor. My motor works in 3 phase supply, now i have to put 2 phase to it. Is it possible to run the motor in 2 phase? Will this cause any problems for the motor?
priyad  posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
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Call for Applications: Benefit Sharing in River Systems Capacity Building Programme
LEAD India is pleased to announce a highly innovative regional leadership and capacity building programme for water professionals working with Civil Society Organisations (CSO's). The programme is focused on nurturing leadership for transboundary cooperation and related issues, both at community and regional levels.
priyad  posted 9 months 1 day ago
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Closing the loop
With a total population of 1200, Sonnahallipura village in Hoskote taluk of Bangalore rural district has 250 homes. This village was chosen by the Rotary Club of Bangalore, Indiranagar to start a micro-credit programme for 10 women’s self-help groups (SHG) and a low-cost sanitary napkin manufacturing unit.  
priyad  posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
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Doing good, well
Gazala Paul spent her 50th birthday among the Baiga people of Chhattisgarh. On the eve of her 25th wedding anniversary, she was in Rapar, a block near the Little Rann of Kutch, in a celebratory mood. The MLA of the region had come to a meeting organised with villagers from his constituency and promised to deliver them safe water based on sound scientific principles.
priyad  posted 12 months 3 days ago
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An open letter to Uma Bharti, Minister for Water Resources
Hon’ble Madam, Namaskar.
priyad  posted 1 year 1 week ago
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Relief in the time of flood
Bihar is India's most flood-prone state, with 76 percent of the population in north Bihar living under the recurring threat of floods. North Bihar is home to eight major rivers, all of which end up in the Ganges.
priyad  posted 1 year 1 month ago
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People of two states join hands to save the Mahanadi
The Mahanadi is the lifeline of the people of both Chhattisgarh and Odisha, as it the most important water source for the farmers and other citizens of both these states to meet their domestic and livelihood needs.
priyad  posted 1 year 1 month ago
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Water brings two villages alive
It had been a chaotic morning. With so many people bustling around the small house, Avani was looking forward to celebrating her only son's second birthday. Graciously, her husband agreed to have the celebration at Avani’s mother’s place this time. Her mother made all the arrangements for the pooja and prasadam while Avani was to take care of the guests.
priyad  posted 1 year 1 month ago
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Call for applications: Closing The Environmental Compliance Gap
In the field of environmental justice, compliance is one of the least understood and researched topics. Since compliance may involve scientific and technological aspects of the environment, it is mostly left to technical experts, regulatory bodies and members of the industry. It has seen almost no public engagement or community action at the field and at policy levels.
priyad  posted 1 year 2 months ago
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Notes from Swachh Madhya Pradesh campaign
Ajit Tiwari is Deputy Commissioner, Swachh Bharat Mission, Madhy
priyad  posted 1 year 2 months ago

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