India

Online training: Evaluating recharge potential of borewells in rural and urban areas
This training programs aims to equip the participants with the necessary knowledge and
skills for executing effective bore well recharge interventions in rural and urban areas.
Swati Bansal posted 13 hours 40 minutes ago Training flyer

 

Managing groundwater demand: the way forward
Substituting groundwater irrigation by canal irrigation will not help in maintaining the current levels of food production in India. Managing groundwater demand will, finds a study. aartikelkar posted 6 days ago

Groundwater reserves are depleting at rapid rates in India, which is one of the world’s largest consumer of groundwater with it  providing 60 percent of the irrigation needs of the country.

Groundwater, a valuable resource! (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Call for Applications to BSF's Small Grants Programme
The Bengaluru Sustainability Forum (BSF) under its Small Grants Programme calls for grant proposals. Swati Bansal posted 1 week 3 days ago

Call for abstracts for the 15th World Aqua Congress
Be a speaker at the biggest knowledge sharing platform. Submit abstract online. Swati Bansal posted 1 week 3 days ago

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MARVI: Securing groundwater supplies through engaging village communities
Improving decision-making for sustainable groundwater use Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 5 days ago

Groundwater levels across India have been falling rapidly, affecting the livelihood and wellbeing of village communities. Top-down approaches to groundwater management have not worked.

Designing participatory processes to assist village level discovery and implementation of solutions for sustaining groundwater use and improved livelihoods (Image: MARVI)
Water: Governance challenges and suggested tools
Supply-side solutions are creating havoc for the already disadvantaged and marginalised. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 6 days ago

Dahanu, an ecologically fragile area about 120 km from Mumbai, in Maharashtra’s Palghar district witnessed massive protests in 2019. Over 59 gram panchayats were opposing the land diversion to high-tech infrastructure projects.

Dahanu, a green zone enjoyed special protection since 1991 (Image: nathview.blogspot.com)
About TDS level in drinking Water
Anonymous (not verified) posted 3 weeks ago

Hi,

Is the water with TDS 300 is suitable for drinking? And when we use RO filter, which is sold in the market, it reduces TDS to 50, is it fine to drink the RO filtered water?

Is UV treatment enough for water with TDS 300?

Regards,

Nagendra

 

 

 

 

Budget 2021: MGNREGA allocation insufficient
Budget inadequate to meet the work demand, says PAEG Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 1 day ago

The pandemic and the inadequate measures to contain it have created a multidimensional crisis – economic, nutritional and in the field of education -- in addition to the original, and still ongoing health crisis.

Migrant workers are left ailing both in cities and in villages, with no recourse or security. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Budget 2021: Environmental conservation or business as usual
The budget has given environmental conservation issues a slip, say experts Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 1 day ago

This year’s budget was tabled when the country was grappling with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 induced crisis. The government was expected to provide an effective response to the pandemic-induced recession.

There is a need to estimate the ecological footprint of all activities. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Sharing borewell between two buildings
Anonymous (not verified) posted 3 weeks 2 days ago

Is there any automation system for sharing one borewell between two buildings with two different electric meter?

Currently, we have to manually switch plug between two different meter switchboards.

Please let us know if there is any automation system for this.