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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 ...
    Vijay Seralathanposted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • 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...
    Vijay Seralathanposted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • 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...
    swatiposted 5 years 7 months agoread more
  • 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...
    swatiposted 5 years 7 months agoread more
  • 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.
    Prarthana Vishalposted 5 years 7 months agoread more
  • 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 ...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • 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...
    Jasima Azadhposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • For more information on the International Conference & Exhibition on Green Buildings, of which this training programme is a part, please click here.To register online for the same, click here.The Agenda for the programme and the registration forms are attached below. 
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Background of the programmeThe State level workshop aims to:Explore laws relating to groundwater resourcesCreate a platform for the participants to interact with lawyers,technocrats and bureaucrats to understand the working of groundwater laws in Tamil NaduParticipationThe workshop requires full day...
    P.Sakthivelposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Unrecognised slums get recognitionCensus of India develops the new method of identifying slums as unhygienic and compact dwellings of atleast 300 people lacking proper sanitation and drinking water facilities. With the new method, many unknown slums have added up to the category.The mega c...
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  • Mining of earth banned in IndiaNational Green Tribunal bans digging of earth throughout India for making bricks and roads without obtaining environmental clearance.Ahmedabad and Chennai to host India Water ExpoAiming to bridge the knowledge gaps on water and wastewater management for user ...
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  • For details on the event, please click here.To book your stall at the expo, click here.If you would like to share knowledge and present your paper at the conference, click here.To register online, click here.The brochure may be downloaded from below.
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Rural India needs to curb its expectations from NREGARural development minister clarifies on the employment scheme considered as a permanent job solution among the rural people in the country. Says the scheme can provide jobs for only 100 days to unemployed people in rural India.Backwardne...
    swatiposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • MoEF bans clearance in eight industrial areasEnvironment ministry to not grant any further clearance to new projects in eight critically polluted industrial areas of the country, owing to the alarmingly rising levels of pollution in these clusters.Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and UP are hunger...
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  • MoEF gets in trouble for allowing mining in GoaSC questions the ministry for granting  environment clearance to 162 iron ore mines near national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, despite the court's stay order on mining activities in the state. PIL filed against Kalpakkam nuclear power pl...
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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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Government proposes to set up a National Water Commission

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Activists stand against three proposed projects near Konkan coastline

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A significant number of the urban poor purchase water from tankers and those that deliver water in plastic cans, bottles, sachets, etc, incurring a sizeable monthly expenditure on water purchases.

In India, managing the current demand and planning for future water demand in urban areas is becoming a major challenge for urban water supply authorities. According to current figures by the World Health Organisation, 10% in urban areas in India still do not have access to improved water supply.

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Urban planners have forgotten that lakes and waterways can only be altered by giving appropriate alternative means of storage and drainage. These water bodies must be revived.

The December 2015 rains in Tamil Nadu caused Chennai and its adjoining areas to be suddenly flooded. Huge portions of residential areas and roads were inundated for long periods of time. The rivers too flooded in an unprecedented manner, causing human loss and property damage to individuals, state and corporates. Looking at Irumbuliur Lake near Tambaram in Chennai, throws some light on the reasons for such widespread inundation. 

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Chennai rains claim 450 lives

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Chennai's limp back to normalcy will be slow and painful, especially for low-lying Velachery, Urapakkam, Kotturpuram and Saidapet which remain flooded even two days after the rain has let up.

Residents were convinced that November was the worst but stock taking and rehabilitation had to wait a week longer as the maniacal rains of December took everyone by surprise and completely crippled the city. According the India Meteorological Department, starting October 1 through December 4, the state has recieved a total rainfall of 592.2 mm as against an expected downpour of 370.2 mm, a deviation of nearly 60% a

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Three villages displaced by Tehri dam finally recognised as revenue villages

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Yet to recover from the torrential lashing, the low-lying city of Chennai is slowly piecing its life back together. How ironic for a state that was a pioneer in rainwater harvesting.

Chennai has historically been a water-starved region, but never rain-starved as it receives much of its annual quota during the northeast or ‘retreating’ monsoon between October and December. But this November was like no other. 

The water level in Tamil Nadu for the week ending 11.11.2015 was 124.4mm, as against the norm of 49.3mm, a departure of nearly 152 percent. Chennai recorded a massive 239mm rainfall as against the expected 88.5mm, 170 percent more than usual [1].

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