Slow monsoon causes countrywide rainfall deficit of 44 percent
In the news this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 6 months ago

Monsoon makes slowest progress across India in 12 years (source: Times of India)

Image used for representational purposes only. Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr
Indore tops in Swachh Survekshan 2019
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 10 months ago

Once again, Indore tops in Swachh Survekshan

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore (Source: India Water Portal)
Budgeting every water cup
Marathwada village comes up with a novel idea to tackle water scarcity—water budget for each household. The result is for everyone to see. arathi posted 4 years 4 months ago

Till about a year ago, 52-year-old Kisan Jite would often wake up to his wife Sarla and other village women squabbling over who would fill their buckets first from the only well in Golegaon village.

The gram panchayat office of the Golegaon village where all the action takes place. (Source: 101Reporters)
When Godavari spews venom
The presence of toxic heavy metal in Godavari calls for immediate action because of the health threat from the contaminated water. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 5 years 5 months ago

According to a report published by the Central Water Commission in 2015 on the status of trace and toxic metals in Indian rivers in the country, a large number of rivers in India are contaminated by heavy metals.

Godavari river at Jayakwadi dam, Aurangabad (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
A pathway for water
Pophala, a village that was dry land farming in Aurangabad, channeled the rainwater it harvested by way of trenches. The drinking water wells are now full and their crop variety has increased. Hamsa Iyer posted 7 years 9 months ago

Pophala is a dry land farming village with 73 families that cultivate 290 acres. The people would spend as many as 5 hours to go to another village and get water. In the year 2013, the Gram Sabha in Pophala village, decided on something unique. They decided to figure out a way to get and keep water in their village so as to not be dependent on anyone else. 

From dry land farming to Water conservation
Groundwater use in Aurangabad
Water supply and demand in Aurangabad. iwpsuperadmin posted 8 years 10 months ago

Study provides data on Historical evolution of water-supply capacity and demand in Aurangabad City since 1970. Average use of water by different user and groundwater depleting areas.The survey also does a financial analysis of the water supply sector.

Lessons learnt while addressing the water-energy nexus: Evaluation of USAID/India's DRUM(Distribution Reform, Upgrades, and Management) and WENEXA (Water and Energy Nexus) programs
This report is an evaluation of two programs undertaken jointly by USAID and India to reform its energy situation, especially in terms of distribution. The report evaluates the relevance, effectiveness, impacts and lessons learnt from the experience. chicu posted 9 years ago

1. Background
In 2004, DRUM was initiated with the following goals:

Environmental status report of Aurangabad Region
Data of water demand, source, sewage treatment and disposal of all districts of Aurangabad region. iwpsuperadmin posted 9 years 5 months ago

Data of water demand, source, sewage treatment and disposal of all districts of Aurangabad region. Water Quality in Rivers at different villages in Aurangabad region is also measured.

Groundwater use in Aurangabad
Water-supply capacity and demand in Aurangabad City since 1970. iwpsuperadmin posted 9 years 5 months ago

Study provides data on Historical evolution of water-supply capacity and demand in Aurangabad City since 1970. Average use of water by different user and groundwater depleting areas.The survey also does a financial analysis of the water supply sector.

Quantitative data on water quality: A compilation of papers that present physico-chemical analyses of various water sources in India
This post presents five papers that were recently published on the physico-chemical properties of water. These papers present the water quality data and analyse these figures. Locations in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam and Gujarat are studied. Download the papers by clicking on the titles. chicu posted 9 years 10 months ago

Assessment of physico-chemical quality of groundwater in rural area nearby Sagar city, Madhya Pradesh

This paper presents the results of forty groundwater samples collected from June 2007 to July 2010 in Gambhira and Baheria villages in Madhya Pradesh. The authors conclude that the ground water quality is degraded due to anthropogenic causes.

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