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  • A study published in the Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, analyzing the cooling effect of the city of Ahmedabad’s water bodies, has thrown up some interesting findings. The east bank of the Sabarmati river, which flows through Ahmedabad, was found to be significantly cooler than the w...
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  • Under Namami Gange mission, only 10 out of 100 new sewage projects completed As per the records, the government has been able to finish only 10 of the 100 sewage infrastructure projects under the Namami Gange mission. Nearly Rs 28,000 crore has been sanctioned for the sewage management wo...
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  • Water level in India’s major reservoirs and river basins in a precarious state: CWC According to the data released by the Central Water Commission (CWC), water levels in India’s major reservoirs and river basins have fallen to 21 percent of its average for the last 10 years. The data has also r...
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  • i need to know all the points to be considered before the installation of a borewell for a family of 10 members. Location: Shela, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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  • The world is developing and expanding at a great pace. Alongside a multitude of positive effects of this development, there are several, very evident negative outcomes as well. Littered roads and ineffective solid waste management are some of them, especially in developing nations like India. But a...
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  • 76 million people lack access to safe drinking water in India thus increasing their risk to mortality from water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid, and cholera. The poor are much more likely to be affected by unsafe drinking water than those who are financially better off.The report titled '...
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  • PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972UP CM inaugurates controversial dam project in U'khandThe 330 Megawatt Shrinagar dam will supply only 12% power to the hos...
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  • Uninformed construction on the Indian side floods NepalConstruction of embankments and dykes along Kaliganga river in Uttarakhand results in floods in Nepal's Dharchula district downstream.Slow economy reduced water uptake by Pune industriesOf the 31.19 million litres per day ear...
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  • Rainwater harvesting is not a new science in India. There are several traditional practices across the country where rainwater was stored safely and used in times of need. One such example is the 'Taankaa' system in Gujarat. Around 10,000 houses in the city of Ahmedabad have large underground tanks...
    Prarthana Vishalposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • River diversion project launch put offThe Yettinahole project, which Union Environment Minister Veerappa Moily was to launch, has not received clearance from the environment and forest department yet. Timely letter by NGO SANDRP puts brakes on the launch plansPatna to have biggest sewerage...
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  • Hello, We have a borewell which is 500 feet deep in our society. Since past four years, occasionally, we get muddy water from the borewell. Recently we scanned the borewell using a camera and found that there is a puncture in the bore at 90 feet from where muddy water gets mixed with bore water. ...
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  • HC upholds ban on plastic packaging for junk food in HPVacates stay on Himachal Pradesh government's order banning plastic packaging for 25 junk food items. Directs enforcement of the ban from January 26, 2014.MoEF gives conditional nod to Haryana's nuclear power projectGrants green clearance&n...
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  • Organiser detailsConfederation of Indian Industry (CII)VenueGujarat University Convention Centre, AhmedabadWhy visit the summitTo identify key priority areas that Water Industry needs to focus on for sustenance and growthTo study best practices / measure being adopted by water consuming industries i...
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  • Hello, I have a 4 Inch borewell with water at 60 ft. The total land area is 1 hectare for irrigation. I will be requiring a maximum of 40000 ltr per hour water as I am going to install drip irrigation system in my farm. Can you suggest an appropriate submersible pump which can work for me effi...
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  • First Phailin, then Helen and now Lehar moves towards AndhraAnother severe cyclone, third in the past two months, is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh on November 28 noon.Attappadi hills cut down to build resortsOver 200 plots created along the banks of river Bhavani in Narassimukku and Attapadi, Keral...
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  • For more information on the Indian Centre for Climate and Societal Impacts Research (ICCSIR), please click here.To view details on the vacancy, click here.
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  • Addressing the urban sanitation challenge requires both new technology and new management approaches. Investing in sanitation is the need of the hour and is also cost effective.
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  • 110 countries sign Minamata convention to ban mercuryIn a United Nations conference in Japan this week, 110 countries pledged to phase out the production and use of mercury, a nerve toxin. The Minamata convention is a treaty named after Minamata city, which witnessed one of the worst industrial disa...
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  • Post harvest management can save one tenth of country's outputEducating farmers to adopt proper post harvest handeling can help save 25 million tonnes of foodgrains annually, evaluates a recent study.Centre gears up for installation of Arunachal's HEPTo establish its lower riparian rights ...
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  • For details on the opening, please click here.For more information on UNDP, view here.To apply online, click here.
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A study shows how the open space on the western bank of the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad acts as a heat sink.

A study published in the Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, analyzing the cooling effect of the city of Ahmedabad’s water bodies, has thrown up some interesting findings. The east bank of the Sabarmati river, which flows through Ahmedabad, was found to be significantly cooler than the west bank, witnessing a greater drop in temperature even during summer. The study provides direct evidence of how water bodies affect temperature variations.

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Under Namami Gange mission, only 10 out of 100 new sewage projects completed

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Water level in India’s major reservoirs and river basins in a precarious state: CWC

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i need to know all the points to be considered before the installation of a borewell for a family of 10 members.

Location: Shela, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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An NGO helps rag pickers earn the right value for their work, financial security and respect from the society they serve.

The world is developing and expanding at a great pace. Alongside a multitude of positive effects of this development, there are several, very evident negative outcomes as well. Littered roads and ineffective solid waste management are some of them, especially in developing nations like India.

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Ahmedabad's rural areas have better access to expensive RO filters than more affordable gravity non-electric filters. What are the factors and implications affecting this choice of water filters?

76 million people lack access to safe drinking water in India thus increasing their risk to mortality from water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid, and cholera. The poor are much more likely to be affected by unsafe drinking water than those who are financially better off.

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PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'
India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972

Uninformed construction on the Indian side floods Nepal

Construction of embankments and dykes along Kaliganga river in Uttarakhand results in floods in Nepal's Dharchula district downstream.

Taankaas are considered as safe deposit lockers of water in Gujarat. They have been storing every drop of water that falls down and quenching the thirst of households for decades.

Rainwater harvesting is not a new science in India. There are several traditional practices across the country where rainwater was stored safely and used in times of need. One such example is the 'Taankaa' system in Gujarat.

Around 10,000 houses in the city of Ahmedabad have large underground tanks or 'taankaas' that can each store 25,000 litres of rainwater. These serve as mini reservoirs for families during water scarcity. When tested for quality, they have proven to meet WHO norms.

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River diversion project launch put off

The Yettinahole project, which Union Environment Minister Veerappa Moily was to launch, has not received clearance from the environment and forest department yet. Timely letter by NGO SANDRP puts brakes on the launch plans

Patna to have biggest sewerage project of India

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