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Coping with droughts: Gender matters
Droughts are one of the most feared natural calamities impacting agriculture and food production as well as the morale of millions of farmers in India. Recent studies show that the frequency of droughts is increasing.
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Water management: Still a neglected electoral issue?
India is on the brink of a major water crisis. With drought looming over the southern and western parts of the country, the existing water resources are in peril. Rivers are getting more polluted, their catchments, water-holding and water-harvesting mechanisms are deteriorating and groundwater levels are depleting at an alarming rate.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 2 weeks 6 days ago
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In conversation with nature
“There is a special type of black ant that is visible just before (and during) the onset of heavy rains.
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Flourishing water markets in Darjeeling
"Darjeeling today has a thriving water business, with a fleet of 105 trucks plying three or four trips a day from April to June, carrying 5500 to 6500 litres of water on each run"
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What’s forest governance without local hand
The recent news on the forced eviction of more than 1,000,000 tribal and other forest-dwelling households from 16 states by a Supreme Court order has again brought the long-debated issue of the role of the state and
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Solution Exchange Consolidated Reply: Improving water and sanitation governance by PRIs, from SEUF, Kerala: Experiences
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S. and Alok Srivastava, Resource Persons; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate and Happy Pant, Research Officer8 September 2006
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Solution Exchange Consolidated Reply - Low-cost technology for treating sullage in special soils, from Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad: Advice
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar, Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate 27 June 2006Original Query: Vijaya Saradhi Atluri, Byrraju Foundation, HyderabadPosted: 20 April 2006
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Solution Exchange Consolidated Reply: Regenerating Traditional Irrigation Systems from Kalpataru, Orissa: Experiences
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person and Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 22 December 2006 From Sarbeswara Sahoo, Kalpataru, Angul, Orissa, Posted 21 November 2006
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Solution Exchange Consolidated Reply: Removing Fluoride Contamination, from SPWD, Udaipur: Experiences
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person and Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 13 December 2006 From Kanishk Negi, Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD), Udaipur, RajasthanPosted: 29 September 2006 
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Solution Exchange Consolidated Reply: Reward mechanisms promoting successful urban WES projects from WEDC, UK: Experiences
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate 5 July 2006
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Could the water towers of Asia be drying up soon?
The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) cover 3500 kms across eight countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.
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Solution Exchange Discussion: Roof water harvesting in urban areas for groundwater recharge, from ICEF, New Delhi - Experiences
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 22 August 2006 Original Query: Mihir Maitra, India-Canada Environment Facility (ICEF), New Delhi
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Solution Exchange Discussions: Sanitation Programme for Anganwadi Centres, from Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jharkhand - Experiences
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 21 September 2006
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Solution exchange discussion: The issue of convergence in WES programmes, from Water and Sanitation Consultant, New Delhi - Experiences
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 28 June 2006 Original Query: Bhawna Vajpai, Water and Sanitation Consultant, New Delhi. Posted: 5 June 2006
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Solution exchange discussion: UN interventions in the WES Sector, from UNDP, New Delhi (Advice)
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; and Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate 24 July 2006 Original Query: Preeti Soni, UNDP, New Delhi, Posted: 10 July 2006
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Plastic on the green menu
Plastic or non-biodegradable waste can prove to be highly fatal for terrestrial or land-based ecosystems as well as marine ones.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Solution Exchange discussion: Water Budgeting by Communities from United Nations Volunteers, Jharkhand - Experiences
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 7 November 2006 
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Solution exchange discussion: Watermill Based Energy for Enterprise Development, from SIMAR, Uttaranchal
A consolidated reply of experiences and examples shared by various members of the Solution Exchange Water Community
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River basin governance: Learnings from Cauvery conflict
The river Cauvery—an inter-state river shared by the southern states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, as well as the Union Territory of Pondicherry—has often been in the news for the fight over its waters between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. What dominates the issue is the conflicting demands for irrigation from the plateau region of Karnataka and the delta region in Tamil Nadu.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

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