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
CWC data shows water storage in major river basins depleting
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.
Just seven to eight percent water left in TN’s reservoirs
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.
Urban water infrastructure has an important role to play in public health, and includes built networks that facilitate the flow and exchange of water over space.