Maharashtra is reeling under a drought – one of the worst in the last 40 years. The state declared drought in 125 out of 358 talukas during kharif 2012-13, and then declared water scarcity in 3,905 villages in rabi 2012-13.
Photo from International Rivers
Nature Conservancy a decade ago estimated the value of earth’s ecosystem services to be at least $33trillion a year. At the time of estimation it was close to gross world product. Something about that figure wasn’t quite clear and I always wondered how they managed to come up with the number.
Ever since the tide of COP 15 related news swelled across the media and press releases in various parts of the world, I have been wondering if climate issues are different from that of water. Perhaps water doesn't count as a valid climatic element or may be it doesn't make the argument any stronger than what carbon emissions and global warming can do!
Speakers and presentations of WHSC 2009 day 3 : Ashok Jaitly talks about the policy issues on water conservationPosted on 26 Nov, 2009 03:58 AM
Ashok Jaitly, Water Resources Department, TERI
Policy issues in water conservation
Habil Attarwala, Furaat Earth Ltd., Gujarat
Attending today's technology sessions, I couldn't help thinking about what Carl Sagan once remarked about science and technology. He noted,
Observing water harvesting from many different geographies, demographies and cultural setups, we have different approaches emerging to address the situation! The following are the cases presented by the speakers from their regions of work, who have come to understand and identify what works in RWH.
Traditional techniques of water management - Interesting cases presented by Farhad Contractor & Rajendra SinghPosted on 24 Nov, 2009 09:58 PM
Recommendations of Working Group meeting - Planning and implementation issues related to Rain Water Harvesting(RWH)Posted on 24 Nov, 2009 04:12 AM
The issues related to planning and implementation were largely concerned with water quality, budgeting and equity.
The group deemed it necessary that the following are addressed on a greater priority:
- Centralized vs. decentralized rainwater harvesting
- Water quality aspects in rainwater harvesting system
- Water quality management through rainwater harvesting