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Rating system for water efficient fixtures - Survey by Centre for Science and Environment (2010)
Water use in buildings, accounts for a high percentage of overall water use in cities. With development and growth there has been an increasing demand for water in India. There has been a mismatch between supply and demand because of distribution losses, changing lifestyles etc leading to situations of conflict. Developing water fixtures that use water efficiently is key to reducing this mismatch.
arun  posted 8 years 7 months ago
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Internship opportunity in Tamil Nadu with Leaf Society
We are one of the fastest growing grassroots’ NGO working to promote safe sanitation & drinking water practices among rural & tribal communities of a district in Tamilnadu.
arun  posted 8 years 8 months ago
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Quotations invited to setup a water testing laboratory
We intend to set up water testing laboratory  for aquaculture for the parmeters like
arun  posted 8 years 9 months ago
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Media Awards on Sanitation - Proposals sought
From: Dr. N. Veerabhadra RaoExecutive DirectorDevelopment and Research Services Pvt. Ltd.Plot No. 4, Park Avenue Colony, AmeerpetHyderabad – 500 016Phone: 040-23744247 / 23744246Mobile Phone: 9391321908
arun  posted 8 years 9 months ago
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Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)'s Small Grants Programme
Content Courtesy: Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) Call for proposals ATREE, Bangalore invites project proposals on conservation from civil society organizations such as NGOs, community based organizations, academic organizations and individual researchers..Grant details Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)’s small Grants Programme recognizes that there is a wealth of information and expertise at small scales that can be drawn upon for more effective conservation. The small grant will support 7 – 8 proposals in each of the two areas of focus. The topics under each focal area are only an indicative list.
arun  posted 8 years 11 months ago
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"Kochi: To Get Rs 100 Crore Modern Sewerage System" : Droplets (May '10)
Highlights Kochi: To Get Rs 100 Crore Modern Sewerage System Punjab: Rs 53.58 Crore New Water Supply & Sewerage Project Pune: To Construct 120 MLD Water Filtration Plant Water.Org: Launches India WaterCredit Forum
arun  posted 9 years 1 month ago
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Sankalp awards 2010 winners : SarvaJal & Shramik 3S recognised for their double bottomline(social and financial) returns
The Sankalp 2010 Awards and Investment Forum is an annual Intellecap initiative committed to catalyzing entrepreneurship in the social enterprise space. Sankalp actively facilitates collaboration between established and budding entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders and sector stakeholders interested in contributing effectively towards this fledgling yet fast-growing industry. With a strong focus on double bottomline (social and commercial) enterprises Sankalp, in its second edition, aims to accelerate investment in this space through the showcase of pioneering, sustainable and innovative enterprises capable of long term social impact. Sankalp's primary goal is of bringing together various stakeholders sharing a common conviction that capital should be invested to create multiple bottom-line returns (financial, social and environmental) and not exclusively financial (profit-maximizing) or social (philanthropic) returns. Thus having successfully established a niche for itself; Sankalp has taken the lead in recognizing those businesses that have mastered the balancing act between the profit and social objectives. Sankalp 2010 Forum and Awards shall recognize, award and connect the most investible social MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium enterprises) operating in 5 high impact sectors:
arun  posted 9 years 1 month ago
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Individual meters in apartments help in addressing equity and economic issues of water
By providing separate water meter to each flat at apartments, wastage of water which is being now observed can be avoided and WATER can very well be saved at each minute each day! PRESENT SITUATION.
arun  posted 9 years 3 months ago
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Waste/water business models in tourist areas - Need shops selling re-usable plastic bottles or supplying drinking water to tourists
I spent a few days in Varkala last week - a town and coastal resort in Kerala. As with Goa, the place is absolutely beautiful but it is rapidly becoming overrun by plastic water bottles.
arun  posted 9 years 3 months ago
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Supreme Court's order on children falling in abandoned tube wells dated 11.02.2010
Message from Mr.Rama Mohan Centre for World Solidarity In response to my letter petition filed as PIL in Hon'ble Supreme Court of India as WP(C) 36/2009 on 13.02.2009 requesting measures to prevent fatal accidents involving children falling in abandoned bore wells, the court has given certain safety measures / guidelines to all the States and UTs in India on 11.02.2010.
arun  posted 9 years 4 months ago
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Ganga Yamuna Panchayat held on February 2010 at the Nehru Memorial Museum
Charter of All India Ganga Yamuna Panchayat submitted to Minister of Environment8-10 February 2010  In its concluding session on 10th February, the all India Ganga Yamuna Panchayat organized by Tarun Bharat Sangh and Manushi Sangathan presented a Charter of Demands to Minister of Environment, Mr Jairam Ramesh for the effective implementation of the New Ganga and Yamuna Action Plans.  The Panchayat was inaugurated on February 8th by Shri Digvijay Singh, General Secretary, All India Congress Committee at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library which hosted the Panchayat.
arun  posted 9 years 4 months ago
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German irrigation technology changing lives of Baiga tribals in Dindori
While an interface between tradition and technology often leads to the surfacing of conflict-inducing fault lines, just sometimes the two integrate seamlessly to alter lifestyles of those who experience them.One such example is German technological assistance changing the lives of Baiga tribals of Dindori. Tribals of the Chhapra village, who still trade through the barter system, have achieved a great degree of self-sufficiency through the installation of the Hydraulic Ram or HydRam, as it is popularly known.
arun  posted 9 years 4 months ago
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Address by Italian delegation on environmental technologies, Delhi, 2010
The Indo Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be receiving a delegation of Companies from Italy from 22nd to 27th February in the cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Delhi.
arun  posted 9 years 5 months ago
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Save water from being flushed down-Thane Municipal Corporation adopts new method
To adopt method invented by a Thane resident, who used rubber bands, pins, bottle cap to save 25 to 30 litres of water a day      Every time you flush, six litres of processed water goes down the toilet. Even though it may not be required. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) intends to arrest this wastage of water by suggesting a small modification in the flush tank. It costs less than Rs 5, but could save 25 to 30 litres of water for every household.      The modification was invented by 59-year-old Thane resident Sudhir Gawand, director of Thane Janta Sahakari Bank and former production manager with Sandoz India Ltd. Gawand said, “Ever since water scarcity became such a critical issue in the state I started thinking about ways in which we could save water. I realised we waste too much water with every flush and have little control over it.”      Gawand first modified his own flush tank with the help of a few rubber bands, pins and the lid of a plastic bottle. “Every time we push down the handle, the waterway opens up and the water gushes down the bowl till the stick inside the flush reaches its bottom. I have simply arrested this process and now the water flows only when we lift the tap,” Gawand explains his modifications.      After successfully modifying flushes at his house, he replicated his experiment at a nearby police station and his bank. When TMC learned about the concept, Chief Engineer K D Lala, visited Gawand’s house along with his team.      Impressed with the concept, TMC has now planned to conduct a demonstration of Gawand’s experiments at all their ward offices on Sundays. “Also we can plan to give a demonstration to individual societies if Gawand finds time. If all of the one lakh homes in Thane city adopt this technique, we will save more than 20 MLD water for the city,” said Lala.  HOW TO MODIFY YOUR FLUSH TANK  • Make a hole in any small plastic pet bottle lid and pass any electric wire through it which should be tied at the top end  • Tie other end of the bottle to the stick inside the toilet. Ensure that you have inserted flush tank lid through this wire  • To arrest the movement of the stick inside the flush tie it up with the rubber bands The inside of a flush tank (above) and the knob (left) that Sudhir Gawand (far left) modified to help save water Every time you flush, six litres of processed water goes down the toilet. Even though it may not be required. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) intends to arrest this wastage of water by suggesting a small modification in the flush tank. It costs less than Rs 5, but could save 25 to 30 litres of water for every household. 
arun  posted 9 years 5 months ago
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Jobs viz Devnetjobs - Jan 12
Senior Coordinator - Water Management Programme Centre for Science and Environment Location: New DelhiLast Date: January 18, 2010 Read more
arun  posted 9 years 5 months ago
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Farmers in Purulia village learn to weld RTI power
 
arun  posted 9 years 5 months ago
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Call for research proposals on Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation
Practical Action Consulting - Asia introduces the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) research programme. We believe, given your important position in the development and environment management, policy, advocacy and research community in Asia that you may be interested in applying for the research programme.
arun  posted 9 years 5 months ago
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A green experiment: Life after Aila cyclone
 
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