Climate change and water sources: Strengthening community preparedness and water use regulations hold the key
Climate change is one of the most serious threats to the environment, health and economy of our nation as well as the whole world. Recent scientific studies show that global warming is already causing environmental changes that will have significant global economic and social impacts. As the world's 4th largest emitter of greenhouse gases, India has to juggle the imperative demand for economic development with pressures for greater efficiency in the use of energy. neelimagarg posted 9 years 9 months ago

Author : Neelima Garg

The sector programme and climate change initiatives in Uttarakhand
Climate change is one of the most serious threats to the environment, health and economy of our nation as well as the whole world. neelimagarg posted 10 years 5 months ago

Recent scientific studies show that global warming is already causing environmental changes that will have significant global economic and social impacts. As the world's 4th largest emitter of greenhouse gases, India has to juggle the imperative demand for economic development with pressures for greater efficiency in the use of energy.

Climate change is a change in the statistical properties of the climate system when considered over long periods of time, regardless of cause. Climate change reflects a change in the energy balance of the climate system, i.e. changes the relative balance between incoming solar radiation and outgoing infrared radiation from Earth. The threat emanates from accumulated green house gas emissions in the atmosphere, generated through long term and intensive industrial growth and high consumption life styles of developed countries.

River bank filtration in Uttarakhand - Blog post by Neelima Garg
Bank filtration describes pumping of ground water through drinking water supply wells (tube wells) from aquifers that are in hydraulic connection to adjacent rivers of lakes. neelimagarg posted 10 years 8 months ago

Process of River Bank Filtration technology

Pumping induces seepage from the surface water into the aquifer and results in quality improvements enroute to the well by natural processes such as filtration, biodegradation, adsorption, redox reactions and mixing. RBF can also occur under natural conditions as a result of an influent river.

Water management through communities in Uttarakhand - Neelima Garg
Since the beginning of human history, there have been wars over water issues. It is being said that there could be war over water in future. neelimagarg posted 10 years 9 months ago

The conflict is over how water is perceived, valued and treated. Water is life savior elixir. The importance of water as a vital resource to the life system and an essential component of societal development cannot be over emphasized. Over the years, many ancient civilizations emphasized on various mechanisms of water collection & distribution.

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