Fluoride free drinking water supply in North Gujarat: The rise of Reverse Osmosis plants as a cottage industry - A study by CAREWATERPosted on 10 Aug, 2010 10:04 PM
The study by Carewater INREM Foundation explores the rise of Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants since 1970s as a cottage industry for providing fluoride free water supply in North Gujarat.
The field research study conducted by Carewater INREM Foundation attempts to establish the impacts of groundwater contamination with fluoride and arsenic in India. It maps the affliction severity, the medical cost and wage loss through a multi-location study in some villages in the States of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal.
The report by Carewater INREM Foundation deals with Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology, which is emerging as an important solution for drinking water treatment in rural Gujarat. RO plants with capacity ranging from 10 litres per hour (lph) to 6000 lph are now supplying drinking water in several hundred villages of the State. Small sized plants with capacity < 20 lph are used by individual families whereas medium to large sized plants (>100 lph) are being used for public consumption.
Possibility of revival of dug wells in hard rock India through recharge: A discussion paper by CAREWATERPosted on 03 Aug, 2010 08:07 PM
The discussion paper by Carewater INREM Foundation on possibility of revival of dug wells in hard rock India through recharge is based on a field study across ten districts of the country. The study seeks to understand how localized governance of groundwater in hard rock areas is to be pursued through pricing (water, energy), legal regulation and community institutions. Water supply augmentation and demand management are both to be taken care of, directly through regulation or through indirect instruments such as pricing.
Fluoride-free drinking water supply in North Gujarat - the rise of reverse osmosis plants as a cottage industryPosted on 13 Aug, 2009 02:25 PM
This study by Carewater focuses on the large number of ‘cottage’ type Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants that came to be marketed for supplying good and safe water to the consumers under ‘packed drinking water’ category, and a big market for which emerged in North Gujarat. For the purposes of this study, ‘fluoride-free water’ means treated water containing prescribed quantity of fluoride and not completely ‘fluoride-free’.
Impacts of groundwater contamination with fluoride and arsenic - Affliction severity, medical cost and wage loss in Indian villagesPosted on 20 May, 2009 11:56 AM
This document on the study conducted by IWMI on the Carewater site aimed at understanding the economic and social burden experienced by people afflicted with contamination of water due to higher percentages