Praveena Sridhar

Praveena Sridhar
Drought-free in Maharashtra – six small villages, one big lesson
Awareness and community-level action are key to the success of any initiative; these six villages in Maharashtra are testimony to that. Posted on 10 Jun, 2013 02:09 PM

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.

Satchiwadi village used less groundwater this year
"Bottle it up: We can use it" - Scientific studies on human urine - A presentation by Arghyam
This presentation deals with the issue of reuse of human urine in agriculture. Posted on 10 Feb, 2012 11:13 AM

This presentation by Arghyam includes the results of doctoral study done by G Sridevi under the guidance of Prof.

Analysis of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam in the Amazon rainforest
An in depth analysis on the controversial Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam in the Amazon rainforest for which the Brazilian government has given a green signal
Posted on 07 Feb, 2010 10:34 PM

 Tribal inhabitants of Xingu River

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.

No mention of water issues in the high-level discussions in Copenhagen
A view on the non involvement of water issues in the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen
Posted on 07 Dec, 2009 12:56 PM

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 conservation
WHSC 2009- Discussions and presentations by various speakers on water policy, rainwater harvesting techniques and Sulabh experience in sanitation
Posted on 26 Nov, 2009 03:58 AM

Ashok Jaitly, Water Resources Department, TERI
Policy issues in water conservation

Habil Attarwala, Furaat Earth Ltd., Gujarat

Recommendations of the Working Group meeting on technological issues related to groundwater - Day 2
The Working Group Meeting setup for the day, arrived at its list of technological issues to be addressed, and their recommendations
Posted on 26 Nov, 2009 03:32 AM

Attending today's technology sessions, I couldn't help thinking about what Carl Sagan once remarked about science and technology. He noted,

Case presentation on what works in Rain Water Harvesting ( RWH)
Cases presented by speakers from their regions of work, in the field of rainwater harvesting
Posted on 25 Nov, 2009 06:15 AM

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 Singh
A discussion on water harvesting and conservation, traditional water management systems that have existed over centuries, in India.
Posted on 24 Nov, 2009 09:58 PM

Rajendra Singh of Tarun Bharat Sangh and Farhad Contractor of Sambhaav Trust, had

Speakers and presentations of the WHSC 2009 Day 2 : Rajendra Singh emphasises the need for decentralized water management
A compilation of presentations during the WHSC 2009
Posted on 24 Nov, 2009 05:11 AM

Rajendra Singh



Recommendations of Working Group meeting - Planning and implementation issues related to Rain Water Harvesting(RWH)
Issues related to planning and implementation largely concerned with water quality, budgeting and equity.
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:

  1. Centralized vs. decentralized rainwater harvesting
  2. Water quality aspects in rainwater harvesting system
  3. Water quality management through rainwater harvesting