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Alarming decline in global freshwater fish species: IUCN

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Unregulated salt production near Sambhar lake is not just causing health problems among salt workers, it is also depleting groundwater and ruining the ecosystem of the wetland.

The fields are silvery white with raw salt crusts in the vicinity of Nawa, a small town on the northwestern banks of Sambhar lake, India’s largest inland lake. Nawa lies about 90 kilometres east of Jaipur. Also an extensive saline wetland and a Ramsar site, the blinding white salt flats stretch as far as one can see. The place is a key wintering area for thousands of pink flamingos and other migratory birds from northern Asia and Siberia. Surrounded by the Aravalli on all sides, the lake straddles Nagaur, Sikar, Ajmer and Jaipur districts of Rajasthan.

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A Rajasthan institute trains women from inaccessible villages of poor countries to make their villages solar energy efficient.

In her mid-30s, Lino Lameko works as an assistant at the office of the national women’s council in Funafuti, the capital of Tuvalu. She has come all the way from the Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean to Tilonia, a small village located in Ajmer in Rajasthan to become a “barefoot solar engineer”. Tuvalu is a low lying coastal country comprising a set of small islands. Being an island nation, it is concerned about its vulnerability to the adverse effects of global climate change.

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Hi,

I need information on government schemes and related subsidy for dug wells & borewells in agricultural land in Ajmer district of Rajasthan.

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Department of Environmental Science, Central University of Rajasthan & the Swedish Meteorology and Hydrology Institute, Sweden 

About the workshop

An endeavour to bring together engineers, scientists, students, managers and other professionals from the climate impacts community

Abstract submission details

August 31, 2013 12:00AM

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Hello,

Am pursuing my Masters in Urban Governance (Master Governing the Large Metropolises) at Sciences Po, Paris and currently working on my thesis.

Have a few questions related to my research:

Since the publishing of the report on city development plan for Ajmer and Pushkar under/for the JNNURM scheme in 2006

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The document is a proposal for setting up of a groundwater recharge system for the Devi Rasa Boutique Hotel near Jaipur.

The consultants,  Green Systems, have conducted an indepth study of various parameters which include hydro-geology and climatic conditions to come up with a set of proposals for the hotel. To come up with their suggestions the consultants also make use of technologies like remote sensing, GIS and Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES).

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Urbanisation and population explosion has moved Gundolav from a freshwater lake to a wastewater drainage

Gundolav Lake RajasthanThis paper published in the South Asian Journal of Tourism and Heritage describes the water quality status of Gundolav Lake in Rajasthan, which was once used for drinking water as well as for recreational activities under the tutelage of the princely state of Kishangarh. This has now become a site of wastewater disposal and facing a critical threat for its sustenance. 

Recent years have led to an increasing awareness of the importance of water bodies and  the need for conservation of water bodies, especially freshwater wetlands. The Ramsar Convention (2002) identifies wetlands as the starting point for integrated water management strategies. This is because they are the source of fresh water, maintain the health of the water course and water bodies, have the capacity to supply water to meet the human needs and are a key to future water security.

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Desilting Lakes is more dangerous and hazardous unlike common belief as it disturbs the original lake bed and increases losses through heavy seepage

Desilting is becoming a major component of any Lake Conservation Project now a days. The basic reasons given for necessity of desilting are - increasing the storage capacity and checking eutrophic conditions.

As it is not practicable to reverse the slow process of silting in the bed of lakes through which only silt can be removed, there is no word like 'desilting' in any standard English dictionary. What we are doing in the name of 'desilting' is practically 'digging' or 'excavation' of lake bed. By so called desilting, the original lake bed is disturbed which has far reaching adverse effects on the performance of the lake. Most visible effect is the increase in percolation rate resulting in heavy seepage losses through the lake bed as observed after massive desilting at Pushkar lake in 2009.

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