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Assessing the land use change and its impact on water resources: A study on the Mula and Mutha rivers catchment area in Pune
Land use changes  hydrologic system and have potentially large impacts on water resources. An assessment in an area with seasonally limited water availability and which is subject to rapid socio- economic development and population growth will provide an exemplary view on the local impacts of major recent developments in India. In this backdrop this paper analyzes past land use changes between 1989 and 2009 and their impacts on the water balance in the Mula and Mutha Rivers catchment upstream of Pune. The aim of the paper is: assess the land use changes between 1989/1990 and 2009/2010 analyze the impacts of these changes on the long-term water balance components in the Mula and Mutha Rivers catchment upstream of the city of Pune.
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago
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A villager reports about the on-going practice of manual scavenging carried out by women in Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh and requests the state government to take appropriate action
A villager reports about the on-going practice of manual scavenging carried out by women in Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh and requests the state government to take appropriate action
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A new report released by UNICEF and FAO states that new methods are to be developed to measure available water resources
 A new report released by UNICEF and FAO states that new methods are to be developed to measure available water resources
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago
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Lack of irrigation facilities is the main reason for leaving 300 acres of land fallow in Peddamusileru village in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh
Lack of irrigation facilities is the main reason for leaving 300 acres of fallow in Peddamusileru village in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago
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To understand the role of private water tankers in a city, consumers should first know about the source and quality of the water supplied
To understand the role of private water tankers in a city, consumers should first know about the source and quality of the water supplied
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One of the theories on the decline of the Harappan civilisation state that shifting of Indus river from Mohenjo-daro, led to scarcity of water in the city
One of the theories on the decline of the Harappan civilisation state that shifting of Indus river from Mohenjo-daro, led to scarcity of water in the city
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The 'acharyas' of Kabir panthis, who are opposed to Hindu ritualism tell Kumbh Mela pilgrims to bathe under a tap because it is cleaner
The 'acharyas' of Kabir panthis, who are opposed to Hindu ritualism tell Kumbh Mela pilgrims to bathe under a tap because it is cleaner
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago
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The failure of Adani group to submit environmental records of its activities, puts a hold to its coal mining operation in Australia
The failure of Adani group to submit environmental records of its activities, puts a hold  to its coal mining operation in Australia
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Behind every garment manufactured by automated factories and looms there is violence and destruction say organic farmers Vivek and Juli Cariappa from Mysore
Behind every garment manufactured by automated factories and looms there is violence and destruction say organic farmers Vivek and Juli Cariappa from Mysore
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An inspirational photo essay that shows thirty- five water saving techniques that helps in growing more food with less water
An inspirational photo essay that shows thirty- five water saving techniques that helps in growing more food with less water
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An evaluation study carried out by the World Bank states that loss of forest cover is due to the conversion of tropical forests to agricultural land
An evaluation study carried out by the World Bank states that loss of forest cover is due to the conversion of tropical forests to agricultural land
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State wise flood damage statistics from 1954-2011 by Central Water Commission
State wise flood damage statistics from 1954-2011 by Central Water Commission
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Handbook for flood protection, anti-erosion and river training works by Central Water Commission (2012)
This handbook by Central Water Commission aims to provide necessary guidance to the field engineers in the state and central for design, appraisal, construction and monitoring of the flood management works covering all the relevant BIS codes, design manuals, guidelines, technical specifications for construction materials and practices etc. to meet new challenges in the flood management in India.
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Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India considers to pump in funds into the financially non-viable Maheshwar dam project over Narmada river
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India considers to pump in funds into the financially non-viable Maheshwar dam project over Narmada river
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Promoting responsible practices around reducing, re-using, re-cycling and segregating waste in urban spaces: Views of architect Bhavana Kumar
Promoting responsible practices around reducing, re-using, re-cycling and segregating waste in urban spaces: Views of architect Bhavana Kumar
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago
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The global wind statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council shows that there has been gradual increase in the usage of wind energy since 1996
The global wind statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council shows that there has been gradual increase in the usage of wind energy since 1996
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Guidelines for decentralized wastewater management by Ministry of Urban Development (2012)
This guideline is prepared by the Centre of Excellence in the area of Decentralized Wastewater Management, in the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, which comes under Ministry of Urban Development
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According to Forum Against Manual Scavenging, abolition of manual scavenging and rehabilitation of manual scavengers can be achieved only through clear political will
According to Forum Against Manual Scavenging, abolition of manual scavenging and rehabilitation of manual scavengers can be achieved only through clear political will
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Experts at the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council say that more than 300 million women and girls in India do not have access to safe menstrual hygiene products
Experts at the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council say that more than 300 million women and girls in India do not have access to safe menstrual hygiene products
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Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board initiate a project to arrest pollution of lakes in the city
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board initiate a project to arrest pollution of lakes in the city
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago

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