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  • About: Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM) is conducting a fifteen-day training programme on basic hydrogeology or groundwater science, for professionals from civil society organisations or NGOs. Details: The training is not intended to be a ‘stand alone exerc...
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  • Call for Nominations Fourth Edition of FICCI Water Awards December 14, 2016 at FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi. Introduction The FICCI Water Awards were launched under the aegis of FICCI Water Mission, to promote awareness, policy advocacy, sharing of best practices and th...
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  • Malguzari tanks were ponds made for water harvesting by the Malguzaars, who were zamindars or tenants in eastern Vidarbha, Maharashtra two centuries ago.These tanks provided water for irrigation and also increased the availability of fish for local consumption. Before 1950, the Malguzaars construct...
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  • Delhi, home to 16.75 million people, is in the grip of a major water crisis. Statistics by the Delhi Jal Board for the year 2011 suggest that the water deficit stands at about 250 million gallons per day with the supply being 830 million gallons per day. Unaccounted for water--the gap between t...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 year 1 month agoread more
  • Maharashtra is the fourth state following Karnataka, Chattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh to seek out relief from the Union government thanks to more than 15,000 of its villages across Marathwada and parts of Western Maharashtra reeling under drought in 2015 [1]. Though the Centre has approved an am...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 1 year 1 month agoread more
  • “When cool air blows over the city and it rains in Bhopal bringing welcome respite to its people, I fear that toxic waste is spilling into its groundwater”, says Rajesh Kumar who shows me around the 68-acre plant site of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL). He drives an auto for a living and is j...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 year 2 months agoread more
  • What is the exact problem as regards groundwater salinity, fluoride and water scarcity in Mewat, Haryana? Is the area underlain with saline groundwater aquifers? What is the status of surface water in the area? Can it not reduce dependence on groundwater?Mewat has a dual problem of saline groundwate...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 year 3 months agoread more
  • Chhattisgarh ranked number 1 in the country for providing domestic water connections in 2014-15 under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP). Despite this, the government has failed to provide safe and clean drinking water to many who are still affected by fluoride, arsenic and iron con...
    makarandpurohitposted 1 year 3 months agoread more
  • Current evidence shows that the number of people living in urban areas in India is expected to more than double and grow to around 800 million by 2050, which will pose unprecedented challenges for water management in the country. The paper titled 'Urban water systems in India: Typologies and hy...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 1 year 4 months agoread more
  • HelloI am looking for data on well logs (deep or shallow) and trying to make a geological and hydrostratigraphic cross section of areas within Deccan traps or under DVP. For this I require borehole/deep wells data to identfy various lithologies. My purpose is to obtain the thickness and depth range ...
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  • Dear sir,We have drilled 900 ft bore well, and now when we are trying to erect a hose, it is unable to beyond 250 ft appx. After running the compressor for 10hrs, we have gone down another 5 to 10 feet.. Is there any solution to this proble. I need some clarification, or contacts of the right person...
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  • It was 1995. A 34 year old doctor working in the Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Jabalpur received an appeal for help from the District Collector of Mandla, Madhya Pradesh. A distressing number of young people in the two villages of Tilai...
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  • Hi,We drilled a borewell of 780 ft in a village near to Salem, TN on May 2015. We chose the spot using the inputs of both a hydrogeologist and a water diviner.During drilling the water started oozing out at 180 feet and we went for more since the water diviner suggested that there is a possibility o...
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  • Hello,My borewell is 390 feet in depth and the borewell pump is placed at 380 feet.  Now it gives water only for 10 minutes. What is the problem? Any suggestions to remedy this?RegardsAvinash Pradhan
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  • Dear India Water PortalIn our field, the water is available at 25 feet in summer. How much depth do i have to drill a 7inch dia borewell to be able to irrigate 10 acres of wet land? What willbe the HP & the stages of sub mersible pump required?ThanksSekar
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  • HelloWe drilled a borewell in our agricultural farm in Kalakkad area about 2 years ago. While drilling the borewell there was 0.5" water output at 90 feet, 2" at 120 feet and 6" at 170 feet. It was not possible to drill beyond 210 feet due to the quantity of water. The borewell was drilled finally t...
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  • HelloI am from Ahmedabad, and recently we have made hand drill bore, but the bore has failed and no water has come out from it. We had made a 100 ft bore, and our neighbor also had dug a 100ft bore, but they are getting water. We have space restriction, so we have done hand drill. Is there any way t...
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  • Massive national effort needed to resolve India's depleting groundwaterGroundwater contributes to nearly 85% of India's drinking water security, 60% of agriculture needs and 50% of urban requirements; however, the major chunk of public money goes into surface water. Also, digging deep borewells has ...
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  • It's been more than 15 days and the drinking water crisis in Talabeda village in Sambalpur, Odisha is yet to be addressed. The water supply system of the village collapsed due to a fault in the transformer located within the premises of the Talabeda pump house, and no one has the time to fix this an...
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  • With more than 8360 tons of trash created daily in Delhi, the city has three trash pile sites at Bhalaswa, Ghazipur and Okhla. In these sites technically known as landfills, garbage is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying lands. Now, Delhi’s landfills have grown beyond big; they we...
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About: Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM) is conducting a fifteen-day training programme on basic hydrogeology or groundwater science, for professionals from civil society organisations or NGOs.

Details: The training is not intended to be a ‘stand alone exercise’ in capacity building, but will be followed by ACWADAM providing facilitation to promising trainee organisations in their respective field areas. 

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Caught between Malguzaars and the state government, the Malguzari tanks were left to die many years ago. A lone man spearheaded their revival in 2008.

Malguzari tanks were ponds made for water harvesting by the Malguzaars, who were zamindars or tenants in eastern Vidarbha, Maharashtra two centuries ago.These tanks provided water for irrigation and also increased the availability of fish for local consumption.

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The city's old wells and baodis are running dry, and the Yamuna is getting more polluted by the day. Where is Delhi's water going to come from when groundwater levels are also dropping?

Delhi, home to 16.75 million people, is in the grip of a major water crisis. Statistics by the Delhi Jal Board for the year 2011 suggest that the water deficit stands at about 250 million gallons per day with the supply being 830 million gallons per day. Unaccounted for water--the gap between the water produced and distributed--is as high as 40-45%.

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Three different methods using PGWM that resulted in better water management demonstrate that hydrogeology can become a catalyst for villages to come together to plan and achieve water security.

Maharashtra is the fourth state following Karnataka, Chattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh to seek out relief from the Union government thanks to more than 15,000 of its villages across Marathwada and parts of Western Maharashtra reeling under drought in 2015 [1]. Though the Centre has approved an amount of Rs 3050 crore, the task ahead seems challenging. 

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A report says that many locals in Bhopal are dealing with “high rates of birth defects, rapidly rising cancer rates, neurological damage, chaotic menstrual cycles and mental illness".

“When cool air blows over the city and it rains in Bhopal bringing welcome respite to its people, I fear that toxic waste is spilling into its groundwater”, says Rajesh Kumar who shows me around the 68-acre plant site of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL). He drives an auto for a living and is just one more person from the neighbourhoods of Bhopal dealing with respiratory problems, an exposure-related illness. 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate gas leaked on the fateful night of December 2-3, 1984 creating a toxic cloud.

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Lalit Mohan Sharma of Sehgal Foundation, Gurgaon speaks to India Water Portal about innovative solutions to sail through Mewat's water crisis.

What is the exact problem as regards groundwater salinity, fluoride and water scarcity in Mewat, Haryana? Is the area underlain with saline groundwater aquifers? What is the status of surface water in the area? Can it not reduce dependence on groundwater?

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The film “Rainwater Harvesting: From books to fields”, showcases how rooftop rainwater harvesting can also bring about social and economic change.

Chhattisgarh ranked number 1 in the country for providing domestic water connections in 2014-15 under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP). Despite this, the government has failed to provide safe and clean drinking water to many who are still affected by fluoride, arsenic and iron contamination.

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Stages of urban development, sources of water, and the nature of aquifers all pose different challenges for water demand and availability in urban spaces in India.

Current evidence shows that the number of people living in urban areas in India is expected to more than double and grow to around 800 million by 2050, which will pose unprecedented challenges for water management in the country. The paper titled 'Urban water systems in India: Typologies and hypothesis' published in the Economic and Political Weekly, argues that as demand for water is predicted to increase, limited supplies are available to meet this increasing demand.

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Hello

I am looking for data on well logs (deep or shallow) and trying to make a geological and hydrostratigraphic cross section of areas within Deccan traps or under DVP. For this I require borehole/deep wells data to identfy various lithologies. My purpose is to obtain the thickness and depth range of basalt formation of Deccan Volcanic Province (DVP). I need it for research for the dissertation.

Thank you

Yash

 

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