Kerala

Map depicting the salinity affected areas in India
This map indicates the extent of salinity affected areas in the coastal states of the country iwpsuperadmin posted 11 years 8 months ago

The map shows that Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat are high salinity zones, and Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal are moderate salinity zones.

Click here to view the map - IRFC

Website of the Kerala Water Authority
Presentation regarding the website of the Kerala Water Authority. Rama Mani posted 11 years 9 months ago

Website of the Kerala Water Authority:

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The website of the ENVIS Center for Kerala
The links to the website of the ENVIS Center for Kerala, the Status of Environment report and report on water-related diseases is mentioned in the article. Rama Mani posted 11 years 9 months ago

The website of the ENVIS Center for Kerala:
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It has a Status of the Environment report:
Click here
There is also a report on water-related diseases:

The Kerala page of the Central Ground Water Board
The links to the Kerala page of the Central Ground Water Board and the 2004 Water Level Monitoring Report are available here. Rama Mani posted 11 years 9 months ago

The Kerala page of the Central Ground Water Board, Kerala Region :

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The following resources are accessible there:

Information about Jalanidhi: A World Bank-assisted Kerala Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Link to Kerala Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project - Jalnidhi's - website Rama Mani posted 11 years 9 months ago

Jalanidhi is the website of the Kerala Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency which implements "Jalanidhi", a World Bank-assisted "Kerala Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project" for sustained delivery of adequate quantity of water and sanitation services in rural areas in four districts of Kerala.

Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai presents water harvesting scheme of IIM Kozhikode
Arun Karthik N and Kannan G from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai gives a brief on water harvesting scheme of IIM Kozhikode Rama Mani posted 11 years 11 months ago

This presentation in the design competition "Water - Safe sustainable and for all" by Arun Karthik N and Kannan G from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai describes water harvesting scheme of IIM Kozhikode.

 

National water policy and state water policy of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
The article is a compilation of national and state water policies alongwith a critique of national water policy (2002) by Ranjit Devraj rajshekar posted 11 years 11 months ago

National water policy, 2002 Read policy 

National water policy, 1987 Read policy

Regional meeting - "Mazhapolima", Thrissur
Regional meeting to discuss the effects of the Mazhapolima program. iwp posted 11 years 11 months ago

Forwarded to the Portal by: Nitya Jacob, UN

Dr Kurien Baby, District Collector of Trissur, Kerala, and Solution Exchange Water Community are organizing a regional meeting to discuss the effects of the Mazhapolima program. The dates are 16-17 June 2009, and it will be held in Trissur.

Background

Kerala has among the highest well densities in India, and 71% of the population depends on them for drinking water. The aggregate household investment in the state on wells is pegged at Rs 1800 crore and they have a combined yield potential of 6.6 million cu m per day. That works out to a water availability of 197 litres of water per capita per day (lpcd), well above the government's prescribed norm of 140 lpcd. These wells are threatened. Despite an annual rainfall of 3,000 mm, 70% go dry in summer. The surface runoff is heavy, and therefore groundwater levels in several blocks have fallen sharply, and coupled with saline intrusion at an accelerated pace, have led to water quality problems.

Kerala irrigation and water conservation act (2003)
The objective of the act is to consolidate and amend the laws related to construction, maintenance and regulation of irrigation works and involve farmers in water utilisation system rajshekar posted 11 years 11 months ago

The Kerala Irrigation and Water Conservation Act (2003) aims to consolidate and amend the laws relating to construction of irrigation works, conservation and distribution of water for the purpose of irrigation and levy of betterment contribution and water cess on lands benefited by irrigation works and to provide for involvement of farmers in water utilisation system.

Invitation from ATREE: Vembanad fish count 2009, Muhamma boat jetty, Vembanad lake
iwp posted 11 years 11 months ago

Forwarded to the Portal by: Dr.Latha Bhaskar, ATREE Image and Content Courtesy: ATREE