Aurangabad District

Slow monsoon causes countrywide rainfall deficit of 44 percent
In the news this week Posted on 26 Jun, 2019 10:53 AM

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 Posted on 13 Mar, 2019 03:03 PM

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. Posted on 17 Aug, 2017 04:10 PM

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. Posted on 30 Jul, 2016 04:18 PM

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. Posted on 25 Mar, 2014 08:18 PM

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
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. Posted on 16 Dec, 2012 02:50 PM

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

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. Posted on 24 Feb, 2012 08:31 AM

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.

Groundwater use in Aurangabad – A survey and analysis of social significance and policy implications for a medium-sized Indian city by GW MATE and World Bank (2008)
Aurangabad, a city in central Maharashtra is in a drought prone region, and being a rapidly urbanising town, is facing a lot of pressure on ots water resources. Besides importing water there has been an increasing trend of ground water extraction. Posted on 12 Apr, 2011 01:17 AM

Aurangabad, a city in central Maharashtra is in a drought prone region, and being a rapidly urbanising town, is facing a lot of pressure on ots water resources. Besides importing water there has been an increasing trend of ground water extraction.

In this context, a survey of groundwater use was conducted as part of a World Bank study on Indian groundwater management. The study was a collaboration between GW MATE(Groundwater Management Advisory Team) and GRASP (Grass Roots Action for Social Participation), an Aurangabad-based civil society organization working on community-based natural resource management.

Dying wisdom of medieval water management of Aurangabad city - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
This paper discusses the water management techniques and technology known as Neher. Posted on 31 Jan, 2011 01:40 AM

The city of Aurangabad has benefited from the construction of  aqueducts and canals by its earlier rulers. According to the authors  between 1617 and 1803, a number of aqueducts and canals were constructed.

Training program on open source GIS at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
Posted on 23 Jan, 2011 11:07 AM

Dr. K. V. Kale
Professor & Head
Department of Computer Science and IT
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
Telephone: 0240 2403315(O), 2403317 (F)