In recent times, India has been routinely experiencing abnormally hot days during the summer months of April and May.
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.
Under Namami Gange mission, only 10 out of 100 new sewage projects completed
Water level in India’s major reservoirs and river basins in a precarious state: CWC
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.
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.
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.
Invite to 'Water Seminar & Gujarat Water Summit 2014', Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), AhmedabadPosted on 31 Dec, 2013 05:56 PM
Gujarat University Convention Centre, Ahmedabad
Why visit the summit
Opening for position of 'Junior Research Fellow (JRF)', Indian Centre for Climate and Societal Impacts Research (ICCSIR), Navrangpura, AhmedabadPosted on 20 Nov, 2013 07:07 AM
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