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Abnormal pattern of water consumption in an apartment in Bangalore, Karnataka - Need the possible reasons
I live in an apartment complex in Coxtown, Bangalore (Purva Park) composed of 3 blocks, with a total of 414 flats. Most of the flats are 2 bedroom, some are 3 bedroom, the average no of persons per flat could be taken as 3.5. We are finding a funny pattern in the water consumption:Block   No. of occupied flats   Total per day water consumption (average, thousands of liters)
vijay  posted 8 years 11 months ago
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Takeaways from NEERI brainstorming workshop - Water technology developers and other stakeholders
The National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) is a premier CSIR laboratory. On September 7th, NEERI held a brainstorming workshop entitled "Interface between water technology developers and other stakeholders”.  The purpose of the workshop was to engage better with other players involved with bringing scientific innovation in the water sector to reach large numbers of people who need the innovations.  Attendees included scientists from many CSIR laboratories involved with water research, senior central government officials from the Rural Water Supply Department and the Dept of Science and Technology, State government officials, representatives from leading corporate houses including Eureka Forbes and Unilever and NGOs.  
vijay  posted 9 years 1 month ago
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Articles on the Leh cloudburst
Some articles analysing the Leh event from a meteorological and scientific perspective: How much did it actually rain during the cloudburst IMD's analysis of the event This season has seen anamolous behavior including the Leh cloudburst and the unexpected recovery of the monsoon in August
vijay  posted 9 years 3 months ago
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Water news (26th July - 2nd August) : Heavy monsoon rainfall across AP, Karnataka, UP, drought in Bihar
Heavy monsoon rainfall across AP, Karnataka, UP, drought in Bihar: http://business-standard.com//india/storypage.php?autono=403035 http://expressbuzz.com/states/karnataka/Krishna-level-rising;-reservoirs-filling-up/193999.html http://www.deccanchronicle.com/bengaluru/rain-claims-three-lives-north-karnataka-071 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6225777.cms http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6246687.cms Monsoon track: Heavy monsoon rainfall across AP, Karnataka, UP, drought in Bihar: http://business-standard.com//india/storypage.php?autono=403035 http://expressbuzz.com/states/karnataka/Krishna-level-rising;-reservoirs-filling-up/193999.html http://www.deccanchronicle.com/bengaluru/rain-claims-three-lives-north-karnataka-071 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6225777.cms http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6246687.cms Shift in monsoon pattern feared: IMD
vijay  posted 9 years 3 months ago
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Groundwater regulation under consideration for Andhra Pradesh
Alarmed at the unsustainable groundwater usage in farming and resulting enormous public distress, the AP government is working on legislation to remedy the situation. The legislation is likely to be in the form of an upgrade to the AP Water Land and Trees Act (WALTA). The current Act can be read here:   /node/1023
vijay  posted 9 years 3 months ago
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Round up of news for the week ending 26th July 2010 : Heavy rain causes trouble in parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan
Rain in several parts of Rajasthan eases the impending crisis in Jaipur. The main supply dam receives some water. In parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan heavy rains cause trouble
vijay  posted 9 years 3 months ago
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5th Global YES Summit, Rework The World - A trip report
Had the opportunity to attend a recent worldwide gathering on the topic of youth and social entrepreneurship, which gave much food for thought. The event was the 5th Global YES Summit, entitled “ReWork The World”.  Details of the gathering are at www.reworktheworld.org . The message there  was that we need to do something radical in order to find productive work for the vast numbers of youth coming into the workforce especially in developing nations. The new jobs cannot be of the old variety, they need to be green, sustainable jobs. In other words, we need to ‘rework the world’.  The conference was based on the premise that these new jobs will come out of social entrepreneurship.
vijay  posted 9 years 3 months ago
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Environment flows - Continuing the discussion
 
vijay  posted 9 years 3 months ago
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Water news: Water crisis in the offing for Jaipur and Ajmer
Major crisis in the offing for Jaipur and Ajmer: The lack of rains so far has caused the drying up of the Bilaspur dam which supplies water to Jaipur, Ajmer and Tonk districts.
vijay  posted 9 years 4 months ago
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A new course (again) : Sharada Prased moving on to pursue a Phd
Way back in May 2007, C.S. Sharada Prasad ("CSP") joined Arghyam and India Water Portal and wrote this blog post entitled "A New course" at that time:  June 30th was Sharada Prasad's last day at Arghyam. He is moving on to do a Ph.D. with the Energy and Resources Group at the elite University of California, Berkeley. It is a testament to CSP's capability, motivation and drive that he secured this admission (he has no acrademic background in energy or resources, being a software engineer by training), and also secured a full teaching assistantship. 
vijay  posted 9 years 4 months ago
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Round up of the water news for the week ending 31st May 2010 : Six sewage treatment plants coming up in tsunami-affected areas of Nagapattinam, TN
Some recent news items from the news feed that India Water Portal maintains at Newsrack: (http://newsrack.in/stories/arghyam/Water/55) : Six sewage treatment plants coming up in tsunami-affected areas of Nagapattinam, TN : https://www.thehindu.com/2010/05/31/stories/2010053157650600.htm
vijay  posted 9 years 5 months ago
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The Lost Lakes project of India Water Portal - Need experiences of the contestants while making the films
India Water Portal ran the Lost Lakes (www.waterday.in/lostlakes) video film contest in order to get citizens and students interested in the issue of lakes in Bangalore and to create a body of documentation about Bangalore's lakes as a community-created knowledge effort.
vijay  posted 9 years 5 months ago
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The Economist's special report on water
The Economist's special report on water in their May 20th edition keeps up the magazine's high quality coverage of issues.  Some interesting points from the report: The report covers water across the globe and from all aspects, technical, social, institutional etc. India figures at many places, both in good and bad light. In India there is a growing alarm at the growth of Fluoride and arsenic contamination of groundwater. According to the report, these are showing up as issues in groundwater in several places across the world and not just India. 
vijay  posted 9 years 5 months ago
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Discussion on the fluoride and arsenic problem in the groundwater in India
Fluoride and Arsenic have become a recurring theme in discussing water issues and particularly water quality issues in India. The areas affected seem to be increasing over time. There are several different aspects to the problem some of which are mentioned below:
vijay  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Government data on the losses in the floods and other related information in north Karnataka
 Attached here are a series of reports from the Government of Karnataka, providing details of the status and relief activities in the immediate aftermath of the floods in N.Karnataka. The reports contain the following information and more:  Detailed rainfall information for the time period of interest Loss of human life and livestock, Damage to houses,
vijay  posted 9 years 9 months ago
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Compilation of weekly round up of news - January 2010 (1- 8, 8 - 12, 12-18)
 Weekly roundup of news - January 1-8, 2010  https://www.thehindu.com/2010/01/08/stories/2010010854350400.htm
vijay  posted 9 years 10 months ago
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Compilation of news- November 2009 (3-4,8,11)
Roundup of news - November 3-4, 2009 Karnataka confident of getting more funds https://www.deccanherald.com/content/34098/cm-confident-getting-more-funds.html  Land aquisition on in full steam:
vijay  posted 10 years 1 week ago
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AP State Housing Corporation -- request for collaboration with NGOs
  The following note from AP State Housing Corporation would be of interest to NGOs working in AP. Full details are in the attachment:     APPEAL TO NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS (NGOs) The unprecedented floods in Tungabhadra, Krishna and their tributaries have caused enormous damage to the lives
vijay  posted 10 years 2 weeks ago
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News updates - Oct 24 - 29, 2009
  KC canal  
vijay  posted 10 years 2 weeks ago
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Mumbai college -- need a speaker on water quality
  We are planning a conference on water purification processes in February 2010. Can we seek participation of an expert in giving a talk to the students for 45-60 minutes? Regards, Dr R S Waghmare  Thadomal Shahani Engg College Rd No 32 TPS III Near National College Bandra(W) Mumbai 400050  
vijay  posted 10 years 2 weeks ago

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