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Scientists intervene to save dry toilets
New Delhi, December 10 (India Science Wire): Even as efforts are underway to replace dry latrines with modern septic toilets, a group of scientists at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) have worked to save one type of traditional dry toilet. 
priyad  posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
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In wake of climate change, prioritise and invest in water security and clean drinking water
While climate activists and world leaders were gathering in Paris in the first week of December 2015 to discuss the impact of climate change, the metropolis Chennai in the southern corner of India was inundated with floods.
priyad  posted 6 months 4 weeks ago
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Water stewardship approach to minimizing risks for businesses
Water, its use, availability, and impact on people has been on the public policy debate centerstage for the past several years. In India, a growing water crisis driven by climate change, inefficiency, and water pollution is slowly moving to a near-permanent state that will harm the country’s people, economy and environment.  
priyad  posted 7 months 1 day ago
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BWSSB’s workforce woefully inadequate, says Chairman Tushar Girinath
“It is a lack of (institutional) capacity which is leading to public woes on water. We are not in a position to give you quality services because of two things – one, manpower, and two, finances,” said BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath, speaking at a panel discussion on ‘Sustainable, Equitable Access to Water’.
priyad  posted 7 months 2 weeks ago
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India has a groundwater problem
A majority of India’s water problems are those relating to groundwater—water that is found beneath the earth’s surface. This is because we are the largest user of groundwater in the world, and therefore highly dependent on it.
priyad  posted 7 months 4 weeks ago
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In conversation with K. J. Joy of SOPPECOM
To many in the water sector, K. J. Joy needs no introduction. An activist at heart, Joy is known for his untiring rights based work in mobilising communities in rural Maharashtra, and for his research work on water and water related conflicts including inter-state riparian water conflicts.
priyad  posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Greening new pastures for green investments
New Delhi
priyad  posted 9 months 3 days ago
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The Water Future Conference in Bangalore: Towards a Sustainable Water Future
The Water Future Conference in Bangalore last week, saw many from the scientific community, academia, research, civil society and the media come together to discuss the state of water resources across the world and in India, as well as future pathways and scenarios, and different technological a
priyad  posted 9 months 4 days ago
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Climate vulnerability map of India coming soon
New Delhi, September 27 (India Science Wire): Rising sea levels, increasing number of extreme weather events, urban floods, changing temperature and rainfall patterns - such impacts of climate change are being felt in many parts of India, and not just in the coastal areas or hilly regions. 
priyad  posted 9 months 6 days ago
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Applying ethics to water management, to ensure equity in access to all
At a workshop on Water Ethics leading up to the Water Future Conference in Bangalore in September 2019, the idea of, and the need for an ethical framework for water management and legislation was discussed.
priyad  posted 9 months 1 week ago
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Rising sea temperatures pose a threat to coral reefs
Bengaluru, September 24 (India Science Wire): The Indian coastline is home to an ancient and diverse coral reef system that provides natural habitat for diverse marine underwater ecosystem.
priyad  posted 9 months 1 week ago
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Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks - India's sanitation warriors
In 2014, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) to accelerate efforts in achieving universal sanitation coverage. The issue of access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities also became a major Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-6) when the United Nation set 17 global goals in 2015 under the 2030 Agenda.
priyad  posted 9 months 1 week ago
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GIS and Remote Sensing Workshop on Natural Resource Management
Spatial and temporal information of agriculture, forest, topography, land use change, climate and socio-economic factors are very useful in the planning and implementation of Natural Resource Management (NRM) programs.
priyad  posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
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How bio-restoration is helping revive degraded mangroves in Sunderbans
New Delhi, September 17 (India Science Wire): A new technology developed by Indian scientists for ecological restoration is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal. 
priyad  posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
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Aerosols increase drought severity over the Indian subcontinent
Pune, September 05 (India Science Wire): A team of atmospheric scientists from India, USA and Canada have found that aerosols in the atmosphere can increase the severity of droughts over the Indian subcontinent by as much as 17 per cent during El Nino years.
priyad  posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
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Experts say cold desert regions need special attention
Greater Noida, September 5 (India Science Wire): Degradation of land, which leads to the process of desertification, is not limited to arid and semi-arid areas but is also visible in high altitude regions that get very little rainfall and are known as cold deserts.
priyad  posted 9 months 4 weeks ago
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Water Talk Series at TISS, Mumbai on 7th September 2019
Team Malhar, students of Water Policy and Governance (WPG) and alumni of Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai in partnership with RRA Network proudly present the third annual session of "WATER TALK SERIES" on 7th September, 2019 at TISS, Mumbai
priyad  posted 10 months 7 hours ago
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Monsoon set to abate: SkyMet Weather
Since the 25th of July, there have been four consecutive weeks of surplus rainfall which have compensated for the delayed onset of monsoon and the deficient rains recorded in June and early July.  July had ended with a countrywide deficit of 9%, but vigorous Monsoon conditions took the rains to a surplus of 1% as on August 25.
priyad  posted 10 months 1 week ago
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In photos: How temple tanks are helping Chennai conserve rain water
Besides showcasing the architectural expertise and aesthetics of their time, temple tanks also play an extremely important role as water storage systems in Chennai.
priyad  posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

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