23 May 2011

Krishna-Eluru canal in Andhra Pradesh, a drinking water source for around 400 villages including Eluru city being neglected: The canal has become a victim of industrial pollution, urban pollution and encroachments
Recent study predicts major water crisis in Gurgaon in the next 10 years: Integrated urban water management system seen as a solution
Scholars of IISc, Bangalore to conduct environmental service enhancement assessments at the national level starting from June
Thane district collector to enhance rural employment by taking benefits of the Employment Guarantee Scheme: The scheme will improve both local ecology and economy
BBMP to launch extensive drive to promote rainwater harvesting: All private educational institutions in Bangalore to tap rain water to recharge groundwater table
Ulsoor lake in Bangalore to be sewage-free by next year: BWSSB to lay underground pipelines to free sewage water entering the lake

22 May 2011

163 tanks being restored under a government scheme Jala Samvardhana Yojane in 3 taluks of Shimoga district, Karnataka
700 years old Kalingarayan canal, main source of water for thousands of farmers in Erode, Tamil Nadu remains in a state of neglect
Climate change found to have some positive impact on Kutch with Arid Kutch getting wetter and crop cover and livestock on the rise: A recent study sponsored by the Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC) concludes
Drip irrigation model using wick and bottle developed - Article from Times of India

21 May 2011

Comprehensive ISRO study reveals that 75% of Himalayan glaciers retreating - Article from Economic Times
Fifth meeting of MoWR's Advisory Council on Artificial Recharge to Groundwater emphasizes importance of an integrated approach to groundwater management - PIB release
"And she wore iron" - A profile of Cheryl D'Souza, unlikely green warrior, who takes on south Goa's mining mafia - Article in the Outlook magazine
Water efficient methods in Aurangabad revolutionise sugarcane growing - Article from IPS News
Climate change and agriculture - A case study from Uttar Pradesh in Ground Report India
Kerala Water Authority's drinking water scheme to be commissioned in 14 drought-hit villages of Kannur District: Scheme to supply 70 lpcd through street taps and house connections

20 May 2011

Vaastu prescriptions scuttle rainwater-harvesting drive in Bangalore: Recent survey by an NGO, which covered 800 households state 90% of the respondents chose not to go ahead with RWH
ATREE to launch participatory programme for mapping of natural resources in Vembanad Lake, Kerala: Maps from various areas are combined, converted to GIS and made into tools for future planning exercises
Changes in the seasons and temperature due to climate change results in reduction in the availability of fish in shallow waters in Thiruvananthapuram

19 May 2011

People s power blocks dam construction in North East India - Article from International Rivers