16 January 2011

Drinking water in Bathinda found to have high concentrations of uranium making it unsafe for use: Radioactivity tests proposed
Lucknow gets Asia's largest sewage treatment plant
No proper water and sanitation facilities in Maharashtra schools, finds a report

15 January 2011

MoEF in principle nod to interlinking of rivers: the 10,000 crores project linking river Ken in Uttar Pradesh with river Betwa in Madhya Pradesh approved
Medics identify the relation between poor quality water (yellow water) to patient's complaints of abdominal pains, vomiting, nausea, cramps and ulcers in the mouth in Mumbai
As an interesting offshoot of the contaminated water supply crisis, the sales of branded drinking water rise by over 20% in Mumbai
Rise in groundwater level in Chennai: the average groundwater level in the city witnesses an increase by two metres in the past six years.
Waste management: Singapore team recommends a new Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan (ISWMP), for Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala
Crackdown on illegal sand mining in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala
Ground water levels rise in Chennai due to good rainfall over the last few years
Indian Meteorological Department crowns 2010 as warmest year since 1901
Mizoram launches new policy, shifts to permanent farming
Precision irrigation can help manage water resources - Two-day seminar on sustainable management of water resources organised by Banaras Hindu University
In Bhandup, Mumbai, people from the fishermen community have come under the aegis of a non-government organisation, Shree Ekvira Pratisthan (SEP) to save the mangroves from further destruction.

14 January 2011

Water conflict - Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal - Frontline
Sabarmati's sorrow? - Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project - Frontline
CRZ Notification 1991-2010: Anti-people? Anti-environment? Or anti-climax? - Infochange India
US-based Driptech company launches a new low-cost drip-irrigation system in Karnataka, which will benefit small and marginal farmers in the drought-prone districts
Delhi Jal Board (DJB) awards contracts for water meters, tankers to Larsen and Toubro.
An integrated approach to manage water: A two-day seminar on sustainable management of water resources, organised by the Institute of Agricultural Science, Banaras Hindu University