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  • We talk so much about washing hands, when washing it the right way produces the safety from diseases as enunciated by most national / international organisations. Even washing with soap might not help. Handwashing with soap is one of the most easily available & effective methods to prevent diarr...
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  • Today is Blog Action Day 2008, where blogs all over the world are writing about poverty. We thought we would use this opportunity to talk about water and poverty. The connections between access to good water and sanitation and poverty are very strong and and the linkages are deep, through the time a...
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  • Since its foundation in 1968, the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) has facilitated the sharing, promotion and use of knowledge so that governments, professionals and organisations can better support poor men, women and children in developing countries to obtain water and sanitati...
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  • 1. Law related to the testing of Bore well water? Is it mandatory to test quality / potability of Tube well water before one starts using it for potable purposes? 2. Competent authority for testing of water and ensuring compliance in residential areas? I believe that there is no mandatory law requ...
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  • A call to discussion on "Zero Discharge of Treated Water to Water bodies" has been initiated by George Dsouza on the Answer A Question forum on India Water Portal. The discussion attempts to address the several, at times conflicting facets of the concept of zero discharge of treated water. The query...
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  • This is an attempt to initiate a discussion on the subject of “Zero discharge of treated water to water bodies”, I am sure many of us must be facing the same problem with the huge volumes of treated water. State PCB’s are getting stringent with each passing day and trying to enforce zero disch...
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  • I have recently received a mail regarding the Arsenic content of water as follows:  "Results from a study completed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggest that nearly 20 million Americans may be at heightened risk for type 2 diabetes due to their exposure to arsenic. The arsenic is ...
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  • Sangeeta Deogawanka, a frequent contributor to the Portal, sent us this tongue-in-cheek piece on how recycling of sewage water might be received in India. (We welcome contributions from all readers to the India Water Portal blog ! Write to portal@arghyam.org ) When I read this article http://feature...
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  • The World Water Week concluded at Stockholm on August 23rd. with 2400 scientists, leaders and various representatives from more than 100 countries. Action is crucial, stakes are high and time is running out, were the key messages coming from the World Water Week (August 17th - 23rd). The focal point...
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  • These PROTOONS were produced as part of various engagements of WASSAN with Watershed Development projects and Rainfed Agriculture. DFID I; Commissionerate of Rural Development (GoAP); Ford Foundation; HIVOS; District Water Management Agencies; Mandal Mahila Samakhyas; various NGOs, Resource persons,...
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  • Sunita Nadhamuni is CEO of Arghyam Trust in Bangalore/Bengaluru, (www.arghyam.org), which is the organisation that manages the India Water Portal. Her presentation at World Water Week on integrated urban water management for small towns in a growing economy was very well-received at World Water Week...
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  • The proposition is on the table "Water as a scarce resource should be priced according to its market value". The gloves are off and the words are flying hard and fast in this edition of The Economist debate series. With eminent debaters, expert guest participants and a chance for you to make a diff...
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  • I am a M Sc. (Zoology) student and I would like to know more about Pond Water Bacteriological Standards.I am presently doing a project in Hydrobiology and as a part of investigation, bacteriological analisys of pond water sample is inevitable. The results obtained from the ponds have to compare with...
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  • In India, what are the acceptable limits for Ca, Mg, Si, Cr, Be, Li and B in both groundwater and drinking water. What are the methods used in the elemental analysis for this elements? Kindly provide information regarding the same. Arnab Sarkar Scientific Officer(D) Mass Spectrometry Section Fuel...
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  • In our home there is an underground tank for drinking water received from municipality through a pipe. The delivery pipe itself with red oxide coating gets dipped in drinking water, after a certain level. Please inform me the hazards, if any with the water being in contact with the red oxide coating...
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  • A consolidated reply of experiences and examples shared by various members of the Solution Exchange Water Community Compiled by Nitya Jacob, Resource Person and Ramya Gopalan and Sudakshina Mallick, Research Associates Issue Date: 30 September 2008 Query  Bhawna Vajpai, The Loomba Trust, Ne...
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  • A consolidated reply of experiences and examples shared by various members of the Solution Exchange Water Community Compiled by Nitya Jacob and G. Padmanabhan, Resource Person and Nupur Arora, Research Associate Issue Date: 30 September 2008 Query:   From K. J. Joy,...
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  • These facts may surprise you: 1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water.* There are over 116,000 human-made chemicals that are finding their way into public water supply systems.* Water is a $400 billion dollar global industry; the third largest behind electricity and oil.* Flow, a new fi...
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  • I am a research scholar of Rural Development Centre under IIT-Kharagpur. My research is on eutrophication management of shallow lakes.I want to know if there is any critical level of nutrient concentration(Total nitrogen and total phosphorus) for freshwater management of Indian Lakes according to th...
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  • I am staying in a Residential complex having 136 dwelling units in 96,000 sq.ft plot size generating  100,000 liters of sewage per day. The treated effluent (90%) from MBR based STP is recharged into ground water in the same premises after partly re-using it for toilet flushing. As per builder'...
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Hello,

I would like to use H2S paper strip test for a community monitoring program in remote areas, and hence I am exploring the feasibilty of combining chemicals to make the growth medium instead of purchasing readymade H2S paper strips. I am wondering if anyone here has experience in that.

Many thanks
Amartya

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Recently we dug a borewell and the water was tested, the TDS level was 265  which was measerd by an aquagaurd salesman and according to him the water is not safe to drink. He suggested using an RO purifier, now my question is whether the water from the borewell is safe to drink or whether i should go for RO purifier. Kindly give suggestion and suitable answer.

 

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Hi Sir,

I want to establish a mineral water plant, please send me the quotation for a plant of 5000 ltr/day capacity.

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The Habitat Agenda, adopted by consensus of 171 States at the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, declares that everyone has the right to an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families, including adequate food, clothing, housing, water and sanitation. And the irony surrounding this issue is perhaps never more evident than it is in India. We have a mobile phone penetration rate of 74% but more than half the households don’t have basic sanitation and toilet facilities. Besides being a professor of International and Environmental law, Philippe Cullet is the Convenor of the International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC), a non-profit research organisation that seeks to establish frameworks that foster sustainable conservation and use of natural resources in an equitable international context. In a conversation with The Alternative, he sheds light on the sanitation situation in India

Philippe Cullet

Philippe Cullet

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I am doing PG Diploma in Community Media from TISS. I want to talk to you and get an idea about the project that the Portal undertakes. Can I have you contact number and address.

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Bittu Sahgal, editor of Sanctuary Asia motivates students-the inheritors of this carbon-wounded Earth- at TEDxASB organised at the American School of Bombay in April 2012. His message is simple- conservation is necessary for our survival; the children of today need to remind decision makers that it is tomorrow's planet that they are ruining.

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A consultation meeting was held by the India Water Partnership on “Climate change adaptation in water management for food security: Recent developments in India”.

The meeting held on 22nd November, 2012 at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi was followed by a discussion which included comments and suggestions of the experts and participants. The meeting was chaired by Prof. S R Hashim, President, India Water Partnership who was accompanied by Dr. Akhilesh Gupta, Adviser & Head, Climate Change Programme, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and Dr.

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m.paani is an innovative concept that capitalises on the fact that otherwise under-served communities still possess mobile phones. Using a loyalty program, m.paani seeks to secure water and sanitation services for these communities. In this TEDx talk, Akanksha Hazari explains the concept.


m.paani was developed during the Hult Challenge of 2011, where the participants were asked to create a business model that will give a hundred million people access to clean water and sanitation in 5 years.

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Hi Sir/Mam,

I want to set up mineral water plant. I need information in detail on the requirements i.e land (Zone necessary area wise), electrical consumption, area required, man power, government regulation and other important aspects of the project. My contanct number is me +91-8007004074.

Thanking you

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This TEDx talk speaks about Ecosphere and the work done by them in the Spiti valley in the Himalayas. It describes how the development of sustainable livelihoods can benefit a community.

The talk begins with a description of the valley. This section describes its location, landscape, flora, livelihoods and society.

Ecosphere  has a three-pronged approach to its work:

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