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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 1 week 14 hours ago
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Greening new pastures for green investments
New Delhi
priyad  posted 3 weeks 6 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 4 weeks 12 hours 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 1 month 8 hours 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 1 month 2 days 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 1 month 3 days 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 1 month 4 days 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 1 month 1 week 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 1 month 1 week 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 1 month 2 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 1 month 3 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 1 month 3 weeks 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 2 months 1 day 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 2 months 1 week ago
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When crocodiles roamed city streets: The real reason behind Vadodara floods
The videos were all over the Internet and social media. Expectedly so, because you don’t often see crocodiles swimming in flooded urban streets, sneaking up on strays. But that’s precisely what happened shortly after news of ‘urban floods’ in Vadodara hit headlines in early August.
priyad  posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Beyond the death toll: The everyday violence of Assam’s floods
Floods are an annual phenomenon in Assam. They are as integral to the state as the Brahmaputra River is, and each monsoon, we are reminded that Assam exists (or is drowning). As I write this piece, Assam is slowly recovering from the first wave of flood this monsoon.
priyad  posted 2 months 1 week ago
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P Sainath: The water crisis is not caused by drought
P Sainath has been documenting stories from rural India for over three decades now.
priyad  posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Jolted by water shortage, Chitlapakkam RWA takes up roadside rainwater harvesting.
Chennai had a severely deficient monsoon in 2018 with 40% less rain than normal. Since then, the city has been bracing itself for a water crisis. But clearly not enough had been done and the severe water scarcity this summer has been a wake-up call for people, highlighting the urgency of finding ways to use their water resources better.
priyad  posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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"Digging recharge wells is the only way Bengaluru won’t run out of water"
Vishwanath Srikantaiah, popularly known as the 'Rainman', has been in the news recently for his ambitious project to build one million recharge wells in Bengaluru. Given the dire situation we find ourselves in vis-à-vis water, the initiative could not have come at a better time.
priyad  posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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35 years on, government looks away as Bhopal neighbourhood continues to drink chemical-laden water
Alia, 15, cannot move or talk. “She is totally dependent on me,” said her father Mohammad Asad, an electrician. “Her mother passed away almost nine years back. I have to remain with her most of the time”.
priyad  posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

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