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Images and facts of the ground water situation in India
Credit: Binay, Business Standard
praveena  posted 10 years 1 day ago
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Speakers and presentations WHSC 2009 day 1 : Ramaswamy Iyer delivers the keynote address
  The speaker line up for the opening day of the conference has some of the most respected names in the water sector, in India. I have put together resource pages for each of the speaker's profiles and the subject of their talk.  
praveena  posted 10 years 1 day ago
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Sanitation during wars and emergencies
During conflicts and wars, many die as a consequence of bombings and battles. To the death toll, many more zeroes get added in the days and months to follow! Poor hygiene and sanitation takes several hundred lives in the refugee settlements.
praveena  posted 10 years 3 days ago
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Challenges in integrated management of water resoures - Field report from Mulbagal, Karnataka
In an earlier post on IUWM and interventions based on hydrological considerations, I had discussed the typologies which could define the way we intervene and address the inconsistencies in the water utility services as well as the net water availability of the region.
praveena  posted 10 years 3 days ago
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30 great water related resources :Blogs and sites

praveena  posted 10 years 3 days ago
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Technological options and mechanisms for water harvesting, storage and conservation - WHSC 2009
Policy – Technology – Planning – Implementation has seldom been one straight highway in developmental issues like infrastructure, poverty, education or water! An all-encompassing approach to address these issues requires effective conversations.
praveena  posted 10 years 4 days ago
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River Ganga- Facts and figures
 Famous quote on Ganges: "The Ganga, especially, is the river of India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India's age-long culture and civilization, ever changing, ever flowing, and yet ever the same Ganga."
praveena  posted 10 years 1 week ago
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Need for a case study and concised factual information on the rivers of India
The complete title reads as “The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come”. I see the version two of this epic work by John Bunyan being written in our times, for the journey which the modern world has undertaken to achieve “development” at all costs. It won’t be an allegory this time. It would be a factual story of how we plundered the planet of its resources, to realize a life which could no longer be sustained within the replenishing levels of the natural processes. William Pollard of the Pilgrims making their way to the source of Ganges known as Gomukh (a glacier high up in the Himalayas named Gangotri). Photo Credit: Vineeta Rajput
praveena  posted 10 years 1 week ago
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Water footprint : Accounting for the water used to produce goods and services implemented by Jain Irrigation
Jain Irrigation plan to do it with IFC, a member of World Bank Group.
praveena  posted 10 years 1 week ago
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Drinking water from a fresh pit everyday - The life of people in the fishing settlements in Dhanuskodi
In an earlier post Microfinance for Water - How would it Work? I had put up a picture of a woman drawing water out from a pit.
praveena  posted 10 years 1 week ago
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Microfinance for water: How will it work?
Lately there have been some conversations about water sector and microfinance, about bringing in microfinance to address water issues like access to clean drinking water, household water distribution and supply, associated problems of sanitation like underground drainage, and utilities.    
praveena  posted 10 years 2 weeks ago
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Shodh Yatra in Orissa and UP : Lessons in understanding the communities in different geographies and environment
“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.” What kind of a walk must have Ralph Waldo Emerson had, to pen down these lines?
praveena  posted 10 years 2 weeks ago
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Bad hydrology and water resources interventions
Let me describe a scenario which has become typical of my life in the development sector. "They never finish what they start", is the answer that I hear for most of my questions about public water supply projects (also for many other infrastructure projects), in most parts of India.
praveena  posted 10 years 2 weeks ago
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IUWM and participatory development:Community participation has a significant impact on the sustainability of the 3E's
Depending upon how you see it, in the geographical expanse of India a train journey could be anything that one would wish it to be ...
praveena  posted 10 years 3 weeks ago
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Photo essay on water loss due to leaks in Mulbagal, Karnataka
As I had been waking up to the leaky tap in my new house for quite some time; I thought it would be interesting to look at the different ways water gets wasted. In this post I attempt to do a photo blog from my past photo collections on this subject from different parts of the country.
praveena  posted 10 years 4 weeks ago
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A leaky tap in a water consultant's bathroom
Its been three weeks since I moved into my new rented apartment. It's a classic situation in which I am caught up in. I am a consultant working on "SUSTAINABLE WATER solutions", but I hardly have control on a leaky tap in my bath room. This leaky tap can fill up a bucket of water in a period of 2 hours. The capacity of my bucket will be around 30 liters.
praveena  posted 10 years 4 weeks ago
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Interesting and informative material on water for kids
I was looking for animation to create training material for the community to train them on the water condition of their town. This is for the Integrated Urban Water Management Project , a pilot project in Mulbagal.
praveena  posted 10 years 1 month ago
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Brainstorming session on conservation and management of urban lakes in Bangalore
Conservation and Management of Urban LakesBrainstorming Session on Conservation & Management of Urban Lakes 26th Sept 09
praveena  posted 10 years 1 month ago

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