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    Tatas working on water purification

    Forwarded to the Portal by Binayak Das (forward your own interesting water stories to the Portal at portal@arghyam.org ) From Times of India : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2697358.cms ==== After Nano, Ratan Tata on clean water drive 14 Jan 2008, 0024 hrs IST,Reeba...

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    Posted on 15th Jan 2008

    "Save Arkavathi River" campaign- Padayatra

    From the Hindu newspaper of 23rd January 2008: http://www.hindu.com/2008/01/24/stories/2008012461130300.htm 'Save Arkavathi' campaign to be launched on Republic Day Staff Reporter 'Janadesh 2008' is the initiative of water conservationist Rajendra...

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    Posted on 25th Jan 2008

    Hydropower development in India- A sector assessment

    A report from the Asian Development Bank: http://www.adb.org/Documents/Reports/Hydropower-Devt-India/default.asp Download: http://www.adb.org/Documents/Reports/Hydropower-Devt-India/Hydropower-Devt-India.pdf

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    Posted on 12th Feb 2008

    News articles,Feb 12, 2008: 24 * 7 water pilots in Hubli-Dharwar and Belgaum in Karnataka

    Some news items from the papers, contributed by Binayak Das: On the 24 by 7 water pilots in Hubli-Dharwar and Belgaum in Karnataka: http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Feb112008/state2008021151608.asp Rajasthan initiates steps to take wells on...

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    Posted on 12th Feb 2008

    Study says Lake Mead, the USA, could dry up by 2021

    Forwarded to us by Mr. M.N. Thippeswamy ===== There is a 50 percent chance Lake Mead, a key source of water for millions of people in the southwestern United States, will be dry by 2021 if climate changes as expected and future water usage is not curtailed, according to a pair of researchers at...

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    Posted on 19th Feb 2008

    Gharial deaths in the Chambal river

    http://www.downtoearth.org.in/full6.asp?foldername=20080229&filename=news&sec_id=50&sid=1 "Down To Earth" magazine has a report on the large number of unexplained deaths of the Gharial in a particular stretch of the river Chambal

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    Posted on 23rd Feb 2008

    "Water conflict: Panel asks Haryana to restore water supply to Delhi": Roundup of the water news,15th March,2008

    News updates: contributed by Binayak Das Water conflict: Panel asks Haryana to restore water supply to Delhi http://www.thehindu.com/2008/03/14/stories/2008031454060400.htm Cleaning river: Structures being made to clean Pampa http://www.thehindu.com/2008/03/14/stories/2008031453400300.htm Water...

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    Posted on 15th Mar 2008

    Paani Peedith: The story of the sufferers of Bhopal gas tragedy

    News from Tehelka Raghu Karnad of Tehelka narrates the story of the "Paani Peedith" the continuing sufferers of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in the form of groundwater contamination. A concise view of what happened, is happening, the role of the stakeholders in the issue, and most critically the...

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    Posted on 23rd Apr 2008

    CSE report on NREGA

    CSE's recent policy paper on NREGA is available here: http://www.cseindia.org/programme/nrml/pdf/NREGA_Policy_Paper_2008.pdf More resources from CSE on NREGA are here: href="http://www.cseindia.org/programme/nrml/nrga.htm#nrega"

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    Posted on 4th May 2008

    Workshop on "Traditional Kattas,Innovations and Varanashi Katta" organised by the Varanashi Research Foundation

    A Workshop on Traditional Kattas, Innovations and Varanashi Katta is being organised by Varanashi Research Foundation on Sunday, May 18th 2008 at the Varanashi Research Foundation, Adyanadka , 574260, D.K. from 7.00 A.M to 5.30 P.M. Invitations to the...

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    Posted on 6th May 2008

    Study on social movements on water in India by SOPPECOM,Pune

    Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune has initiated a study on Social Movements on Water in India. The last few decades have seen the emergence of social activism in the form of movements and initiatives around water. But a quick ...

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    Posted on 6th May 2008

    Rivers and conflicts: Sovereign nations use military muscle to enforce their claims on shared water resources

    News & Image courtesy : The Economist Is the thirst for fresh water still an urban issue, or has it spread to perpetrating international conflicts as sovereign nations race to stake their claim to shared water resources and flex their military muscle to enforce ...

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    Posted on 9th May 2008

    CNN-IBN's first ever environment survey on June 5

    Image and News Courtesy : CNN-IBN Live CNN-IBN, in association with Outlook and knowledge partner CSE, presents the first-ever environment survey on June 5th on the occasion of World Environment Day. The survey aims to find out more about the ordinary citizen's perception about environmental...

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    Posted on 21st May 2008

    National Urban Water & Sanitation Awards for the town of Kulgaon-Badlapur,Mumbai

    News & Image Courtesy: The Hindu Innovation and competition among civic authorities to provide better service to citizens? Yes, its no illusion!! Spurred on by a competition orgnaized jointly by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, CII and Administrative Staff College of India,...

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    Posted on 4th Jun 2008

    Interactive State of Environment Atlas of India by Developement Alternatives

    Forwarded to the Portal by: Development Alternatives Group For development planning and policy making, ready and quick availability of related information is an essential pre-requisite. The apparent contradiction between rapid development and environmental degradation needs to be resolved by...

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    Posted on 14th Jun 2008

    Water resources information system gets Government nod

    Forwarded to the Portal by: EKGAON The Indian government on 12.08.08 approved of a Rs.34 billion scheme to develop a water resources information system over the next three years. The stated objective of the system is to collate relevant information from multiple sources and ensure observation of...

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    Posted on 15th Jun 2008

    "Bridging divides for water": The theme of the 5th World Water Forum hosted by Turkey

    The 5th World Water Forum is open, all-inclusive, transparent and multi-stakeholder processes which aim to raise the importance and awareness of water issues and to propose concrete solutions to address global challenges. Turkey will host the world's largest water related event in Ä°stanbul,...

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    Posted on 18th Jun 2008

    Acumen Fund announces new water portfolio investments

    News Courtesy:PRWEB Acumen Fund, an international venture philanthropy fund that invests in sustainable, scalable businesses that provide affordable water, housing, health care, and energy services to people who make less than $4 per day in South Asia and Africa, announced today the following...

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    Posted on 18th Jun 2008

    NDTV: India's environmentalist

    Image and News Courtesy: Green NDTV! NDTV has launched an environment based reality show, called India's Environmentalist, to search for people who are involved in environment protection work. To expand the reach of the program and to drive this environment movement through the digital medium, a ...

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    Posted on 19th Jun 2008

    Who puts a price on water? Questions regarding the sale and purpose of water rights

    News & Image Content Courtesy: Who puts a price on water? And can all issues related to water be solved by getting the price right? Putting forward these succinct questions the Free Exchange blog on The Economist delves into the nitty gritty of water rights. Simple but relevant questions...

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    Posted on 6th Jul 2008

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