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  • Government rolls out plan to revive springs across the country The Jal Shakti Ministry has proposed a pilot project for spring inventory and rejuvenation in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, and has suggested that similar projects of springs management be taken up in rest of the country wi...
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  • P Sainath has been documenting stories from rural India for over three decades now. He is the founder-editor of People's Archive of Rural India (PARI), a digital archive dedicated to people whose voices and stories don't always find space in mainstream media. Sainath previously covered the rural bea...
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  •  Over 3.5 lakh water conservation measures taken up in a single month as nationwide Jal Shakti Abhiyan hits ground In a countrywide effort to enhance water security, especially in water stressed districts, the Centre initiated Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) has reported over 3.5 lakh water conservat...
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  • Government to 3D map aquifers in all villages Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekawat said that the Centre is carrying out 3D aquifer mapping of every village in India, to help target water conservation measures at a micro level across the country. Such an exercise will help the governmen...
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  • Vishwanath Srikantaiah, popularly known as the 'Rainman', has been in the news recently for his ambitious project to build one million recharge wells in Bengaluru. Given the dire situation we find ourselves in vis-à-vis water, the initiative could not have come at a better time. While Vishwanath h...
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  • Water in my borewell at 50 ft depth has changed to deep yellow in colour. Pls suggest what to do?
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  • The motor in my borewell got stuck and mechanic tried to pull it up using pulley but it didn’t worked. They used pressure pump also and declared it might be caused by landslide internally and it cannot be retrieved. It is a new bore and also mechanic mentioned that 4mm pipe might have been used an...
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  • Lok Sabha passes Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019   The Lok Sabha has passed the Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act of 1956. The bill proposes to set up a central tribunal to help...
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  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi based non-profit has rated the country’s fertilizer sector on several parameters, in a first of its kind study. The rating, done over an 18-month-long process, covered 28 of the 32 functional fertilizer units in the country. The findings of thi...
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  • Himalayan states demand green bonus and separate ministry from Centre At the recent Conclave of Himalayan States, a separate ministry was demanded to deal with problems endemic to the mountain states, as well as a green bonus in recognition of their contribution to environmental conservation. ...
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  • What are the error when reading meteorological instrument and how to correct them?
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  • Diviner mentioned water table 250- 300 ft. Borewell depth = 500 feet. Dia. 6.5 inch. Strata weathered rock. During drilling no water seen. 1 day, water column height was 112 ft, 3 days: 156.5 ft, 4 days:192 ft, and 5 days: 220 ft. We would be happy to get 750 liters per shift x 2...
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  • If the water pump is not used for a long time, will it stop working? If so how often should I use the pump?
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  • My house is near STP. Noise and smell is unbearable. Please suggest
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  • Please inform the name of agencies carrying out Packer Test, Spinner Test (Flow Log), Acoustic Televiewer Log, Optical Televiewer Log
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  • I am a researcher at IIM Bangalore. I found the reference crop evapotranspiration coefficients for different districts for the past 100 years here: https://www.indiawaterportal.org/met_data/ However, I am interested in downloading the coefficients for the recent 10 years (i.e., 2010-2019). Is there ...
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  • Offline iron remover installed for borewell water. After one year, black water comes often. When we cleaned the tank, we found sandy coal like black substance. Could it be due to the wear out of the iron remover or contaminated water.
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  • Large dams, back in the game? Recent years are seeing the re-emergence of large dams as sources of hydropower generation in global development policy. Large dams are being propagated as clean, green, climate-mitigating and a major source of renewable energy in emerging markets in the Global South. ...
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  • I dug a borewell 180 feets and received 2 inches of water at160 feets, however, when we fit the motor, only one inch of water came out. Would want to know the reason for this?
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  • There are over 6000 packaged drinking water plants in India at present. These plants use the RO technology. The RO membrane filters out excess salts and sends them through reject water daily, depending upon the capacity of the plant.  I need practical ideas beyond sanitation use of the reject ...
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I need to have monthly rainfall data for all Saurashtra districts. But unfortunately it is not available for Jamnagar, Junagadh and Porbander. I am doing my master thesis on Saurashtra droughts.

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A global study on pathogens in rivers finds that Indian rivers harbour dangerous levels of diarrhoeal disease-causing pathogens.

Diarrhoea is one of the leading killers of children under the age of five in developing countries. Diarrhoea is rampant in India, with diarrhoeal diseases being the most prevalent of all waterborne diseases in the country. Diarrhoea leads to the third highest proportion of child deaths in South Asia.

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While ice stupas have been hailed as sustainable solutions to the water problems of Ladakh’s villages, the locals think otherwise.

Ladakh, the arid Himalayan desert, is a high elevation borderland located close to the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir, in India. Water here originates from glaciers in the high altitude mountains that tower over Ladakh’s villages. Simple earthwork irrigation channels tap meltwater from streams that originate from these glaciers. The glaciers are extremely sensitive to seasonal variations and serious concerns have been raised in recent years on the impact of climate change on glacier recession and the subsequent sustainability of water resources in the region.

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Soon a national framework for e-flows in all major rivers

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Drinking water availability should be a top priority: NGT

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November 21, 2019 9:30AM - November 22, 2019 5:00PM

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Objectives of the course:

To equip the participants with essential techniques of data analysis using simple graphical, deterministic and statistical tools.

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Techniques and methods of handling following types of data encountered frequently by NGO workers:

January 8, 2020 9:00AM - January 11, 2020 6:00PM

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Under Jal Jeevan Mission, state to bear half the cost and local bodies to decide water charges

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SC comes to the rescue of Aarey trees in Mumbai

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Where do the aspirations of riverine ecosystems and communities fit in a federalist set-up?

The execution of India’s institutional framework for preventing and solving conflicts over river water is still evolving. A new thinking on federalism in the field of water management to meet local aspirations and national ambition is needed. A one-day conference 'Towards water federalism 2.0 - Perspectives from the Ganga and Brahmaputra' was held recently at New Delhi.

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