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  • About Arghyam’s GW-SAN Nexus Research ProgrammeThis Groundwater- Sanitation Nexus Research Programme has been developed to deepen the understanding of linkages between ground-water and sanitation in the Indian context, and move towards an integrated approach. At present, the empirical evidence or ...
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  • India set to become water scarce in 10 years time: Govt tells ParliamentCiting a recent study, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat, said that India's demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and become water scarce by the 2025. According to him, the ...
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  • Maharashtra recorded highest number of farmers' suicides during 2014Data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has shown that Maharashtra recorded the highest number of farmers' suicides in 2014. Nearly 2,568 farmer suicides were registered in the state, which are fewer than those in ...
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  • Water tankers are a common sight in most Indian cities and so are tanker businesses that extract and deliver groundwater via trucks or tractors to hundreds of residential neighbourhoods at a negotiated price. Most of these are informal or unauthorised. Who are the water mafia and how do they operat...
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  • Jakkur Lake sits nestled behind the bustling Hebbal Highway that leads to Devanahalli International Airport. A pristine, quiet spot of nature in the midst of Bangalore, this lake stands testimony to the potential that exists to manage urban water sustainably, and in an integrated manner. Jakkur Lak...
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  • Toxic foam observed in Bengaluru lakes Three major lakes in Bengaluru -- Bellandur, Varthur, and Yemalur -- look like a giant pool of foam these days. Some residents even thought that it resembled snow! The foam has been formed due to high content of ammonia and phosphate coupled with very low...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • The morning of the Kere Habba on February 21, 2015, saw over 30 volunteers coming in as early as 7 a.m. and setting to work stringing festoons and paper lanterns between trees, sticking event posters, and more. Almost all the decorative items were home made by the children and adults. Snehadhar...
    priyadposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • Hi All, I need guidance on whether we need slotted piping/casing for our borewell or not? What are pros and cons for this? The pump was stuck and was fished out through steel cable after cutting the water supply pipe. The scanning report says that there are loose bolders in the first 200ft of 1100...
    GAURAV SHARMAposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • I have a ten acre plot in southwest of Bangalore with a borewell that yielded 2000gph till 2012, when it went dry. I dug a new borewell, after consulting a geologist,at a distance of 200', south of the existing one, last year. It yielded around 8000lit/hour till last week and now water comes in jerk...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 5 years 7 months agoread more
  • "Just having the people of Delhi look at their water meters everyday will enable the city to deal with its current water supply", said K.P Singh. He should know. Singh is a resident of Rainbow Drive, a bungalow community in Bangalore. Led by him, the society has revolutionised its water availabili...
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  • ICIMOD wins accolade for its flood warning system The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has won UNFCCC's 2014 Lighthouse Activity Award for its work on community-based flood early warning system in the eastern Brahmaputra river basin in India. The project i...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Priya Ramasubban personifies the words ‘good things come in small packages’. This sprightly, self motivated enthusiast, saw a marshy, polluted cess pool, hemmed in by an open tract of land, where labourers and migrants daily dipped in for their morning ablutions. Talking to people around, she re...
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Government identifies 11 states along Ganga for sewer link To ensure that the Ganga is revived ithin three years, the Centre has taken three major decisions. The Ministries of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Environment & Forests will work closely. The Environ...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Hi,We are a residential complex in Bangalore, IndiaWe have 2 overhead tanks in 2 adjacent buildings to which water is pumped through a common underground reservoir. Presently we have 2 separate pipelines for both the tanks running in parallel till 75% distance and then the 2nd pipeline extends ...
    Shravanposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • "Growing garbage menace ups nitrate content in lakes", said a recent headline in the Deccan Herald that highlighted a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on illegal dumping sites situated near water bodies in Bangalore. The Energy and Wetland Research Group (EWRG) and Cent...
    Prarthana Vishalposted 6 years 1 week agoread more
  • Arghyam is a not-for-profit foundation working in the water sector in India. Its vision is “Safe sustainable water for all”.  They take up focused programs to address lack of equitable access to water, in a sustainable manner, amongst all citizens, through partnerships and grants across the...
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  • We have a borewell 700 ft deep and get 3" water from it. In it is installed a 15 HP motor and and it supplies water to 100 houses. But now , after power is switched on , 3" water pumps for 5 minutes and then stops; and thereafter water comes in bursts.We noticed that if we switch off the motor for 5...
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  • Hello,Many drinking water plants are operating in my locality. They do not possess licences from any of the civic agencies or the ground water boards. They fill up ISI marked bottles and make money. Drinking such water can be a threat to public health. I would like to lodge a complaint against such ...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 2 months agoread more
  • BJP should learn from Congress' defeat: EnvironmentalistsEnvironmentalists suggest that the new government should focus on urbanisation, air and water pollution. Blame the ealrier government for ignoring the environmental and social concerns of the people, which has led to its defeat.New hopes for G...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 2 months agoread more
  • We recently drilled a borewell (Marathalli, Bangalore). The total depth of the bore-hole is 900 ft. Though we have found minute sources @200, 500ft, the major source is @800 ft. The yield is ~1.5".The borewell driller mentioned that there is some loose-soil @300 ft. To analyze this further, we check...
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Alternative Futures: India Unshackled is a riveting new book that brings together scenarios of an India that is politically and socially egalitarian, radically democratic, economically sustainable and equitable, and socio-culturally diverse and harmonious. Edited by KJ Joy and Ashish Kothari, with a foreword by Shiv Vishwanathan, Alternative Futures: India Unshackled covers a wide range of issues, organized under four sections.

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Experts from government, NGOs and industry gathered at the Sheraton Grande Hotel for the two day summit.

Sustainable water supply and sanitation has become extremely important due to the increase in water scarcity, the impact of climate change and the need for adaptation, and the increasing demand in water and competition among different usages.

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India is the second most populous country in the world, with more than one billion citizens. 163 million people lack access to safe water and 210 million people lack access to improved sanitation. With the per capita availability of water continuing to decline, the nation hurtles towards water scarcity. 

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The borewell was dug in May 2016. Total depth is 900 ft. Pump lowered to 780 ft. Yield 1.5 in. It was fine till June 2017. After the heavy rains in Bangalore, the water availability reduced. We suspected problem with the pump and tried to remove the pump. It was not possible to take it out. We suspected accumulation of silt and decided to scan the borewell. The scanning revealed the presence of loose rocks at the depth of 60 to 70 ft just below the casing(60ft). The loose rocks have fell and blocked the pump from removing. After 70 ft the well is clear without loose rocks.

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More than 50 percent districts yet to be declared open defecation free

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States freeze payments to MGNREGA workers

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A video explains how increasing man-animal conflicts can be resolved in a harmonious way.

Elephants enjoy a special place in India. They play a significant role not only in the Indian ecological system but also in its cultural and religious landscape. 

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India Water Portal is a website that shares knowledge and builds communities around water and related issues in India. Managed by Arghyam, the Portal has become a valuable archive of resources, working papers, reports, data, articles, news, events, opportunities and discussions on water.

India Water Portal has a vacancy on its desk / product team.  This is a part time role based in Bangalore and is a consultancy position for one year.

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Niti Aayog proposes 300-metre high dam in Arunachal Pradesh

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A whopping $215 billion is lost to floods each year

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