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  • Rayalaseema gets tense over waterPoor allocation and diversion of water for upstream areas has created tension between districts in this Andhra Pradesh region.CBI registers five FIRs in Delhi Jal Board scam caseConducts raids in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad and files five FIRs in relation to costly pr...
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  • HC directs shutting operations in Mundra Port and SEZThe Gujarat High Court has directed 12 industrial units in the Mundra Port and SEZ in Kutch district to stop operations unless the industrial complex gets environmental clearance.Tribal Ministry dilutes laws to clear Thoubal multi-purpose projectA...
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  • A “socio-hydrologic” model for Chennai shows that both infrastructure and management decisions are necessary to achieving water security.
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  • Environment Ministry delinks clearance of power plants from captive minesThe new Environment Minister Veerappa Moily has delinked the green clearance process for a thermal power plant and its source of fuel, a captive coal mine. This will make it easier for the project proponents to get clearance an...
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  • Improved sanitation can reduce diarrhoea cases by 47%: World BankA World Bank report released this month has found that improved sanitation can reduce cases of diarrhoea in children by 47%. The report "Sanitation and Externalities" analysed the data of 2,06,414 children under four years of age ...
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  • Hello, I would like to use the borewell water primarily for domestic purpose like bathing, washing clothes and vessels etc. At present the water is hard and has a light yellow tinge. I am attaching the water sample test report. I would like to get experts' views on the test report and seek their ...
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  • Kejriwal frees water in DelhiPromises to supply 20 kilolitres of free water per month to each household in Delhi but with a 10% hike in tariff for those consuming over 20 kilolitres water. However, CAG reports that raw water available in the capital not enough to meet potable water de...
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  • NGT stops construction of Mapithel damNational Green Tribunal halts Manipur's Mapithel Dam as it violates the Forest Rights Act. To go ahead with the project, state government may now need people's approval.India grants Rs 374 million to Nepal for flood mitigationGrant given to build embankments on ...
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  • Hi,I have recently done a water analysis testing for our borewell water at the Central Water Testing Institue at Guindy, Chennai.I do not understand much of the report details.If someone can have a look at the attached water test reports and suggest a possible water treament solution, it will be of ...
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  • Hi,I recently gave my borewater for testing in a lab in Chennai. I am not able to understand the report and also the type of treatment required for the water.I have attached the scanned report. Can anyone have a look at it and suggest the treatment required?Bore Details:Depth: 123 FeetPump: Submersi...
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  • Tribunal favours Karnataka on Almatti dam's heightWinning the legal battle against Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka allowed to raise the height of Almatti reservoir across Krishna river to 524 metres.Master Blaster to bat for sanitationSachin Tendulkar is all set to support UNICEF in pr...
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  • New division dedicated to only Himalayas createdMoEF has formed a separate unit to deal with policy matters related to conservation and development in the Himalayan region. The new division was formally announced in 2011 but became active following the Uttarakhand flash floods.Authorities plan to re...
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  • Andhra coast reels under cyclone HelenFollowing Phailin, cyclone Helen creates a havoc in Krishna and Godavari delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone killed seven people and destroyed paddy crops worth Rs. 5000 crore.Rajasthan mute as MP proceeds with dam project in inter-state Ch...
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  • Locals oppose power projects on Siang riverExpecting a large-scale submergence of their cultivable land, indigenous people demand immediate cancellation of the three mega power projects proposed on Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh.Install toilets at home to contest local body elections, announces Bi...
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  • MoEF finally notifies 37% of Western Ghats as no-go zoneAround 60,000 sq km of Western Ghats across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu notified as Ecologically Sensitive Area. Protests break out in Kerala against implementation of Kasturirangan report on Weste...
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  • A couple from Chennai produce detergents from Soap berries providing a green solution for daily washing needs in cities.
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  • Rains hit 3200 villages in AndhraHeavy rains and floods in the state took 29 human and 555 cattle lives. Destroys 6,597 houses and crops in 5.64 lakh hectares.Montreal Protocol meeting leaves no big impactThe meeting ends with nations agreeing to study hydrofluorocarbons further, but ...
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  • India strengthens its ties with ChinaThe two countries sign a new agreement strengthening their relationship on trans-border rivers. China assures facilitating exchange of flood data and eases India's concern over new dams on Brahmaputra.Creating national regulator for green nod not possible, tells ...
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  • Hello,I was wondering if the salt based water softeners alternatives like electronic/ electromagnetic/ magnetic treatment systems actually work for small applications, eg: apartments. I am from Chennai and in my apartment complex, the water is very hard and the showers, bathrooms and sinks get ...
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  • Hi,We have started using water from a well which is 40-feet deep from last two weeks. The water is still brown in colour, muddy and salty to taste. The TDS of the water is morethan 2000.In mornings, the taste of the water is not salty. As we start using it, the water becomes salty. The wells in near...
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Chennai’s topography, along with civic apathy, official lethargy and a complete disregard for its natural floodplains see the city reeling under severe waterlogging every year.

Chennai’s drainage system--both natural and man-made--is unparalleled. Three rivers flow through the city--the Kosasthalaiyar to the north, the Cooum cutting right through the centre and the Adyar to the south; around 16 major drains criss-cross the metro in addition to the mammoth Buckingham canal along the coast. Around 2000 km of micro drains flush stormwater out in addition to the Ennore creek and the Pallikaranai marsh. “What more does a city need?” remarks professor S. Janakarajan from the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS). 

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Glacial lakes pose flood risk to 441 hydel projects in Himalayan region

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My home was constructed in the year 2000 having only ground floor (2BHK) so I planned for a septic tank for black water and soak pit for grey water. in 2008, I have constructed the first floor (3 BHK) in which I stay. During that construction, we have not made any change in septic tank and soak pit.

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About: IIT Madras will be conducting a round table discussion titled 'Emerging Paradigms in Water,Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery' on 23rd November, 2016

November 23, 2016 9:00AM

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Forest clearance to Yettinahole project gets challenged

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Buckingham canal in Chennai plays a crucial role in flood mitigation. It is rapidly deteriorating and needs immediate attention to avoid a repeat of last year's flood.

Long-time Kottur resident Narayanan’s earliest memories of the Buckingham canal are those of the famed salt and timber-laden wooden catamarans of the 1950s and the 60s. A namesake of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, the erstwhile governor of Madras, the canal was initially constructed as a brackish water-navigation channel in the early 1800s, connecting the north of Madras with Ennore. Additions were made till the end of the 18th century when the canal extended for over 100 km from the city up to Marakkanam in Villupuram district.

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J&K govt to construct ‘mini dams’ for irrigation

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NABARD to raise Rs 77,000 crore to fund 100 prioritised irrigation projects

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Guinness World Records names Assam’s Majuli world’s largest river island

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Encroachment of lakes and riverbeds caused Chennai floods: Panel

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