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Training course on “Managing Pollution”, 2nd to 6th May 2011 at Colombo, Sri Lanka – Last date to apply 11th April 2011
Pollution is a serious and neglected aspect of water resources management, having multiple health and environmental consequences and effectively reducing water resource availability by making it unfit for use. The situation is by no means unique and repeats itself in many countries where a focus on development, a lack of capacity, funds or willingness to apply the regulations results in widespread water quality issues. The focus on water quality of both the 2010 World Water Day and World Water Week suggests that a change is taking place. Cap-Net, UNEP, UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment and capacity building networks Nile IWRM Net and Cap-Net Lanka have developed this course as part of a collaborative programme addressing pollution management. Water managers and capacity builders working on pollution management are invited to apply.
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 1 month ago
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Warrior who harvests water using simple solutions - Times of India story on Bengaluru based Ayyappa Masagi's rainwater harvesting work
Article Courtesy: Times of IndiaAuthor: Aarthi R "Water, water, everywhere," is the motto by which Ayyappa Mahadevappa Masagi lives. When it's believed that the next world war will be fought over water, at a micro level in Bangalore, people working for the water utility are roughed up by consumers who haven't seen a drop of water trickle from their taps in days. Says Masagi, "Who said there's a water crisis? We have plenty of water, even in Bangalore. It's just that we haven't been looking at the available, easy solutions." Masagi isn't trained scientifically. He's just an ordinary man who uses native intelligence to solve water woes. This 54-year old `Water Gandhi' from rural Karnataka uses over 100 tried-and-tested techniques to end water poverty. His success stories now run into many books and states across India.
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 1 month ago
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Arghyam is looking for Programme Manager (Advocacy) based at Bangalore - Last date to apply 25th April 2011
Arghyam, a leading national charitable foundation has dedicated itself to the cause of the poorest citizens through the cause of water. Setup with a private endowment from writer and philanthropist Rohini Nilekani, Arghyam’s mission is “Safe, sustainable water for all”. For more than 5 years now, Arghyam has been driving and supporting programs in rainwater harvesting, groundwater management, drinking water and sanitation programs, water quality management etc. by working closely with diverse multiple stakeholders, primarily in the civil society and government space.
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 1 month ago
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Rainforest ecology workshop, 1st – 3rd April 2011, Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, Thirthahalli, Shimoga
Organizer: Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS)Venue: Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, Thirthahalli, Shimoga
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 1 month ago
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"Water Please" - A film made by children on today's water crisis from Chinh's early web education channel
Click the above image to view the entire video
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 1 month ago
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3rd Jivan Vidya life-skills workshop, 1st to 6th May 2011, Sirsi, Karnataka
Organizer: Centre for Holistic LearningVenue: Huthina Betta campus, Sirsi, Karnataka
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 1 month ago
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Rainwater harvesting in Bangalore - Article from Countercurrents
Anchor in one of the local papers said, residents of a locality in Bangalore are buying bottles of mineral water to bathe in! There is also a tanker mafia in the city that charges anywhere upwards of 500 rupees for a tanker of water. Most buildings need at least two tankers of water to manage in a day. That is how tough this summer is going to be. Then why?
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 1 month ago
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American environmental scientist named the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize laureate - SIWI
Article and Image Courtesy: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Stephen R. Carpenter, Professor of Zoology and Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, will receive the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize. This announcement was made today in connection with the UN World Water Day. Professor Carpenter's groundbreaking research has shown how lake ecosystems are affected by the surrounding landscape and by human activities. His findings have formed the basis for concrete solutions on how to manage lakes. Professor Carpenter, 59, is recognised as one of the world's most influential environmental scientists in the field of ecology. By combining theoretical models and large-scale lake experiments he has reframed our understanding of freshwater environments and how lake ecosystems are impacted by humans and the surrounding landscape.
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 2 months ago
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Groundwater declined in 57% of wells in Madhya Pradesh says CGWB: Lack of rainfall likely cause
Groundwater declined in 57% of wells in Madhya Pradesh says CGWB: Lack of rainfall likely cause
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 2 months ago
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Ken-Betwa river interlinking project in Madhya Pradesh is anti-people claims NGO: Impact of project on upstream and downstream farmers not taken into consideration
Ken-Betwa river interlinking project in Madhya Pradesh is anti-people claims NGO: Impact of project on upstre
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 2 months ago
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Water jobs via DevNetJobsIndia.org dated 24th March, 2011
Content Courtesy: DevNetJobsIndia Data Entry OfficerWatershed Organisation TrustLocation: PuneLast Date: 15th April, 2011Read more
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 2 months ago
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National Geographic - Special Issue on occasion of the World Water Day
Article and Image Courtesy: National Geographic Water: Our Thirsty World - A National Geographic special issue Freshwater CrisisBy 2050 a third of the people on Earth may lack a clean, secure source of water. Learn more about challenges and solutions.
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 2 months ago
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Nominate now - mBillionth Award South Asia 2011 - Recognising innovations in telecom & mobile content & applications for masses
The mBillionth South Asia 2011 Award recognizes and felicitates Mobile & Telecom technology based initiatives & innovations. mBillionth Award is a dedicated platform to explore the latent potential of mobile & telecom sector across 8 countries in South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 2 months ago
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Water supply in Himachal Pradesh affected by climate change - Rain and snowfall show a decreasing trend
Water supply in Himachal Pradesh affected by climate change - Rain and snowfall show a decreasing trend
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 2 months ago
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Brihanmumbai Muncipal Corporation (BMC) plans to incinerate sludge generated from sewage water treatment: Claims burning the 1,500 metric tonne of sludge generated per day as eco-friendly
Brihanmumbai Muncipal Corporation (BMC) plans to incinerate sludge generated from sewage water
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 2 months ago
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Goa losing forests to mining and urban development: Over one lakh trees cut in the last six years
Goa losing forests to mining and urban development: Over one lakh trees cut in the last six years
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 2 months ago
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Screening of 'Nero's Guests' movie, 25th March 2011, ThoughtWorks Technologies, Koramangala, Bangalore
Organizer: ThoughtWorks Technologies Venue: ThoughtWorks Technologies, Koramangala, Bangalore
abhishek.r  posted 8 years 2 months ago

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