Ahmedabad District

Vanishing water bodies behind Ahmedabad’s warm climate
A study shows how the open space on the western bank of the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad acts as a heat sink. Posted on 28 Aug, 2019 10:48 AM

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.

Silverbill enjoying the cool feeling of breeze on the wet feathers in the scorching heat (Image: Koshy, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0)
Namami Gange: Only 10 out of 100 sewage projects done
Policy matters this week Posted on 07 May, 2019 03:49 PM

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

Polythene bags and solid waste left behind as water recedes in the Ganga river. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water level falls in India's major river basins: CWC
News this week Posted on 01 May, 2019 06:45 PM

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

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water storage depletes in major river basins: CWC
News this week Posted on 09 Apr, 2019 09:08 PM

CWC data shows water storage in major river basins depleting

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
When friends of environment unite
An NGO helps rag pickers earn the right value for their work, financial security and respect from the society they serve. Posted on 28 May, 2018 03:32 PM

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.

Rag pickers who search for recyclable garbage keep India’s cities cleaner. (Pic courtesy: Paryavaran Mitra)
Water in TN's reservoirs dips
News this week Posted on 04 Apr, 2017 05:58 AM

Just seven to eight percent water left in TN’s reservoirs

TN farmers in the midst of a crisis. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water filter use in India: Safety, luxury or a threat to the environment?
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) share the findings of a study on water filter use in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and discuss its implications in India's overall context. Posted on 04 Dec, 2015 07:49 AM

Safe drinking water, a scarce resource (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Household water filter use in Ahmedabad
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? Posted on 21 Oct, 2015 12:09 PM

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.

Safe drinking water, a scarce resource (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
How do income levels affect water-borne diseases?
There is lack of crucial information on how urban water infrastructure influences and transforms the flow of water leading to the emergence of diseases in the process. Posted on 25 Jan, 2015 05:18 PM

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.

An illegal settlement (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Gujarat allocates 3 MLD of Narmada water to upcoming Coca Cola plant
News this week Posted on 21 Sep, 2014 10:27 PM

Gujarat Government allocates Narmada water to Coca Cola plant at Sanand

Coca Cola bottling plant (Source: S. Subramanium)