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  • The Orissa State Learning Alliance workshop on 8th and 9th December was a lovely opportunity for SRI stakeholders to meet, exchange and discuss ideas. The students from XIMB who are also part of the course on innovation management and networking put together a newsletter working hard overnight whic...
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  • Both Mohenjo daro and Harappa reported wells in every household and also community wells. They are perhaps the oldest in the subcontinent. Here is one open well from the Konark temple in Orissa. These must have been the sole providers of good clean water during that time and one of them continues to...
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  • Sunita Nadhamuni is CEO of Arghyam Trust in Bangalore/Bengaluru, (www.arghyam.org), which is the organisation that manages the India Water Portal. Her presentation at World Water Week on integrated urban water management for small towns in a growing economy was very well-received at World Water Week...
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  • These facts may surprise you: 1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water.* There are over 116,000 human-made chemicals that are finding their way into public water supply systems.* Water is a $400 billion dollar global industry; the third largest behind electricity and oil.* Flow, a new fi...
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  • One in four girls does not complete primary school - compared to one in seven boys - and the lack of proper sanitation is partially to blame. ITT and Water For People hosted a discussion at the World Water Congress in Vienna to talk about how public and private partnerships can foster innovative sol...
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  • The advantage of aerobic rice explained. Arghyam (http://www.arghyam.org) supports this initiative through a student grant support. The project is lead by Prof. Shashidhar Reddy with a grant from the Rockefeller foundation. The student receives a small grant from the Krishi Vidya Nirantara to suppor...
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  • The French Institute of Pondicherry has brought out a DVD titled "Bittersweet Waters: Irrigation Practices and Modern Challenges in South India". This trilingual documentary (French, English and Tamil ; 53 minutes) deals with the issues of water management in South India, a subject of underlying anx...
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  • As ground water levels decline in India, Persian Wheels cannot reach the water to draw them out from open wells. One such Persian wheel stands forlorn and frustrated as the water table has dipped in Kolar, Karnataka India. This wheel has worked for the last 80 years and 2007 was the first time that ...
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  • A slow sand filter built with Japanese aid is running out of use because the community cannot repair the broken pump. Can we help organize the community to take charge of its asset?! Kaput- the decline and fall of development aid
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  • Subject: EcosanDuration: 1:20 minsA woman from rural Bangladesh explains the utility of ecosan in a flood prone region. Ecosan being built on raised surface above ground is a more feasible and durable option as compared to conventional toilets with subsurface pits or septic tanks which overspills or...
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  • These trucks with a built in pump suck out septic tanks and pit latrines for a fee of Rs 1300/- ( 33 US $). They do the job cleanly and in 15 minutes. The waste is then deposited at a sewage treatment plant or for farmers to compost and use as fertilizer. A protocol for safe handling of the manure n...
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  • The book would help households and institutions understand how to implement wastewater management. The book is priced at Rs.250/- only. CLEAN YOUR ACT is CSE's latest film on alternative ways to treat wastewater. This film depicts the present day Indian scenario in a hilarious way and would help the...
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  • Some video clippings of the Arkavathy Janadesh Yatra, a river walk along the entire length of the Arkavathy river outside Bangalore, to draw attention to this dying river. The Yatra took place for 10 days from January 26th and ended where the Arkavathy joins the Cauvery.
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  • There is a spurt of gastro-enteritis in the city today. Residents think that it is the contaminated mains supply from the BWSSB that is the source of the gastroenteritis. The Bangalore water supply and Sewerage Board thinks it is water bought by residents from the private water tankers that is the c...
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  • What exactly is a Persian wheel? Also known as Rahat (in Urdu), it's a simple water lifting device, where a number of small pots are attached to a long chain. Two gear wheels make up the system and as the first one is revolved, the pots each dip and swallow water from the well and soon after pour...
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  • Finally, another post to add to the "Humor" category of the blog. There is not enough of it in the water sector !
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  • A quick introduction to EcosanEco-san in a cityEcosan in Bangladesh -- about a 2 year old functioning Ecosan toilet in Bangladesh. (Most of the conversation is in Bengali)(If the above link doesn't work , try : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IANzubA6veo There are about 30 short movies on EcoSan on ...
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  •  Two simple technologies for water purity: More about H2S Strip test at: https://www.indiawaterportal.org/data/kits/h2s.html .We are building a database of H2S Strip test results: https://www.indiawaterportal.org/h2s
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  •  The above video shows young girls at play and answering questions on rainwater harvesting (Kannada). In this village 40 rainwater tanks of 2500 litre capacity is being built by a unique village to village partnership. Kuruburakunte, the first village has all houses with rainwater tanks. Built ...
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This video by Seetha Gopalakrishnan describes the way to make Panchgavya, a concoction made up of cow dung and urine fermented with a host of other ingredients from the farm

Long before ‘organic’ became a buzzword, several farmers across the country practised holistic farming where nothing was considered useless. Most farmers had cattlen on their farms. While the milk was consumed by the family, the cow dung and urine were recycled back into the farm.

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Shubha Ramachandran speaks on how water management is carried out in large corporate setups. She explains that most offices depend on private water suppliers, the water tankers or through borewells.

How does a corporate resolve its water issues? Issues not just pertaining to adequate water for its large staff, but also the long term sustainability of this replenishable but finite source.

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This video deals with Harike wetland, a designated Ramsar site that has a high density of migratory water fowls.

Source of video: thenitindas

Experience the joy of flying with the water fowls at Harike wetland, Punjab 

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This video echoes the voices of people experiencing the brunt of climate change in the Nepal Himalayas.

The story of climate change has been hijacked by snow and ice. While climate change touches the lives of people all over the world, we tend to be carried away by the more glamorous ‘melting away of glaciers’ than the not-so-apparent but significant changes on the ground elsewhere. Shifting patterns of rainfall and extreme weather conditions have rendered the crops impaired and the farmers in limbo. Yet, farmers are adapting to the situation. 

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Usha Dewani interviews Ardhendu S Chatterjee, Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC), Kolkata.

Indian agriculture has changed. From earlier a lifestyle to now livelihood, our farming has journeyed through revolutions. Food production increased but so did the problems of depleting soil fertility and rising debt. The green is fading and an evolution is now sought.

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Sumeet Patil provides insight on a study carried out to examine the effects in Orissa of a “community-led total sanitation” model implemented there.

Subsidy proponents believe that the poor need economic incentives while shaming proponents contend that to bring out lasting behavioural change, intrinsic motivation is required; people are more likely to use and value things they have had to pay for.

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This webisode gives an insight into Dr.Sudarshan's work with the indigenous forest dwellers, Soliga tribes in Biligiriranga Hills, Southern Karnataka.

Source of video: Chai with Lakshmi

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Through the medium of documentary film and art, HEEALS tries to create awareness among the masses about girl child education, menstrual hygiene, sanitation and safe drinking water

 

The role of sanitation in girl child education - A documentary film by HEEALS

HEEALS is a vibrant civil society organization that aims to safeguard health, environment, education and livelihood to promote sustainable development of society. Through the medium of documentary film and art it is trying to create awareness among the masses about girl child education, menstrual hygiene, sanitation and safe drinking water and attempting to relate how girl child education directly suffers due to bad sanitation facilities, unsafe drinking water and lack of knowledge to obtain the same.

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A terrace garden not only provides a wholesome, non toxic meal on your table but gives everyone in the metropolis their individual green peace space.

Do you crave for home grown, pesticide free, healthy greens on your plate? Does lack of land stop you from soiling your hands and farming your meals?

Read on and learn to grow food on your terrace itself !


Interview with Dr Vishwanath Kadur, a terrace garden expert ( Source of video: Getta India)

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Why are our rivers getting sicker day by day? Can they be restored and revived? This series of talks, which also includes video footage discusses this essential aspect.

In an attempt to join crucial debates surrounding the alarming increase in environmental degradation, especially of rivers and river systems, Prof. Ramaswamy Iyer, India’s foremost expert in the field conceived and carried forward a series of talks titled ‘Living Rivers, Dying Rivers’ with support of India International Centre.

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