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  • Uncertainty - the pervasive feeling that all of us have been living with from the middle of March 2020. It's the same in our partner villages in Odisha and Jharkhand. Communities we work with have been facing and overcoming uncertainties all through their lives. But this time, the crisis has put unu...
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  • The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced the need to create jobs locally. This intersects with the water sector's need for local management. How do we create meaningful opportunities to address the aspirations of the local talent pool and make them discoverable? Most community resource persons (CRP...
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  • India is likely to face stark water scarcity in the coming decades as a result of excessive use, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI)’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas - a tool to visualise and assess water stress and drought and flood risk covering 189 countries. The loo...
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  • India has the highest population of any country in the world without access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. According to WaterAid and the World Health Organisation (WHO), 163 million people still lack access to safe water and millions still defecate in the open. Global engineering a...
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  • Water, for India, has profound impacts on the health and wellbeing of our citizens; perhaps more so, considering how intertwined it is with various facets of our life, be they social, economic, gender-based, political, or even religious. The evolution of the National Water Policy and the ensuing nat...
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  • UP emerges as the top state in the country to give employment under MGNREGS Under the rural employment guarantee scheme, the Uttar Pradesh government has engaged 57.13 lakh workers and thus become the top state in the country to give employment under the scheme. Uttar Pradesh is followed by Rajasth...
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  • India's first climate change assessment report warns of heavy rains, more floods and warmers days According to the report titled 'Climate change assessment over Indian region', the country will experience warmer days and nights along with frequent heavy rainfall spells causing floods till the end o...
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  • Coastal flooding is rising in India and recent evidence shows that as high as 36 million Indians will be at the risk of chronic flooding by 2050. The Indian coastline extends over 7,500 kmts across nine states, two Union territories and two island territories — Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadwee...
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  • The Steering Committee (SC) of the Forum for Policy Dialogues on Water Conflicts in India (Water Conflict Forum in short) has carried out a detailed and critical review of the extant Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) governance system since 1994 in the country, with specific refer...
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  • Dams threaten freshwater biodiversity Freshwater habitats like rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, streams, swamps and marshes account for only three percent of the world’s water and cover about 0.8 percent of the Earth’s surface, but harbour incredible diversity and are homes to more than 100, 000 s...
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  • Prof. A. Vaidyanathan, fondly called Vaidy by his close friends, passed away on 10th June. He was a well-known economist, no doubt. But he was much more than that. He is, in fact, a reference point to many aspects of rural economy/development – agriculture and agricultural economi...
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  • Radha Devi, the sarpanch of Bhadsiya, Nagaur tehsil, Rajasthan dissuaded the principal of the government school from forcing girl students to fetch water for mid-day meal preparation during school hours and sent these girls back to their classrooms. Radha is a 5th class drop-out, who now takes an ac...
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  • THIS WEBINAR WILL COVER:  Types of freshwater habitats. Zooplankton (Cladocera, Copepoda, Rotifera, Ostracoda). Sponges and molluscans. Decapod crustaceans and large branchiopods. Aquatic insects. Overview of minor phyla. The webinar will be conducted by speakers who have extensive e...
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  • The Department of Water Resources, under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, has constituted a drafting committee on 5 November 2019 to revise the existing National Water Policy (NWP). Dr. Mihir Shah, a renowned water expert and a former member of the Planning Commission is chairing the committee. The commi...
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  • Railway stations to be classified based on wastewater generation The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will classify railway stations under the red, orange and green categories based on the quantity of wastewater generated and disposal of untreated water into the municipal drain systems. Railw...
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  • Fire breaks at an oil well in Assam damaging ecozones around the site In a major incident that affected 7000 people in the state, a massive fire broke out at a leaking natural gas producing well of Oil India Ltd (OIL) in Assam's Tinsukia district. On May 27, the gas leakage started following an oil...
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  • While Covid-19 has left many countries including India in the line of fire, the situation in India is now getting particularly alarming with the number of people infected by Covid-19 rising at a rapid pace. While cases continue to rise in some of the major Indian cities, the situation in Northeast a...
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  • For the last four years, CAWST and Sehgal Foundation have been organizing and co-delivering training workshops on safe drinking water in India. This time, experts from CAWST, Sehgal Foundation, and UNICEF are coming together to co-deliver a webinar on the important topic of safe drinking water. Obj...
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  • The nomenclature of cyclones and hurricanes is developed much in advance through multilateral processes in the region. The name Amphan (Sky in Thai and Akash in Bangla) was chosen from a long list of potential disasters long back. Originated in the warm waters of Bay of Bengal, Amphan hit the coasta...
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There is an urgent need to revamp our municipal waste management systems.

India stares at a Covid-19 induced waste management crisis and there is a need to strengthen waste management services. An important sanitary barrier to prevent the dissemination of illnesses and diseases, waste management’s impact on the world’s healthcare systems, and the economy are significant. Keeping this in mind, the Centre for Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi organized a panel discussion onWaste management during Covid-19: Challenges and the way forward’ recently.

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Hello,

What size of the cable ( 1. 5 hp pump ) and HDPE pipe can be used for a 400 ft deep borewel?

Dilip, Kolhapur

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Hello,

Where can we get the periodic storage - discharge data of different reservoirs? CWC reports only elevation and storage information for around 90-91 reservoirs without discharge data from their respective dams. Is there a common portal where we can find elevation-storage-discharge information of different reservoirs?

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Hello,

I live in Amaravati district, in Maharashtra. The question is about pipe material for borewell casing. Even though PVC pipe has so many advantages, why do we still continue to use MS casing pipes instead of PVC pipes? Is there any limitation of using PVC pipes for borewell application ?

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Hello,

I have planned to install a solar pump set in my agricultural land. Kindly suggest which one is better whether AC or DC power. Cost is not an issue.

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Hello,

I have dug a 6 1/2 inch borewell in my farm, I got 2 inch water at 90 feet depth and I have dug it to a total depth of 420 feet. Please advise me of in how many feet I should install a submersible and any particular model

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Sir.

I want to send rainwater collected from rooftop etc into the ground. Kindly guide to what depth I should bore in the ground. Water levels here in Punjab are around 150-200 feet down the ground. Some say that I need to bore for 200 feet to send the water to the ground. Is it so ??

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Is there is any legal consent required to install Sewage Treatment Plant in an Industry?

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Maharashtra has been implementing the Gaalmukt Dharan, Gaalyukt Shivar Yojana (GDGS) scheme since 2017. How has it fared and what needs to be done to improve it further?

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Policy matters this week

Draft EIA notification 2020 attracts criticism from experts

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