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Water is used at every stage of construction, especially so in the production of construction materials. Understanding how much of it has been used can lead to better conservation methods.

Construction industry is a booming industry, with the real estate sector contributing heavily towards the country’s GDP.

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Greater insight into consumer behaviour can help replace blanket notions of an ‘average consumer’ with closely observed knowledge of the diversity of water use practices in domestic spaces.

An ever expanding middle class has come to symbolise a new India which is changing individual and household consumption patterns by accessing resources and technologies beyond their availabilities. Water as an everyday resource has not escaped this whirlwind of change and a substantial volume of water is being used in urban homes, where Western-influenced, water intensive forms of living are becoming the norm.

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The city which has close to 5000 water bodies has lost 44% in the last two decades, says Mohit Ray of Vasundhara, a group working on environmental and human rights issues in an interview.

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Hello,

I am trying to find the copyright owner of the photo that is used in the article on your IWP site : Ingenious system to manage sewage in Kolkata

Professor Christian Werthmann of Leibniz University would like to use the photo in an upcoming book publication. I can send more information about once we know who the owner is.

Thanks for your help!

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I am looking to buy a RO water filter. Does any brand in India sells water purifiers that can work to reduce TDS from 3000 to around 250 - 300?

Ayan

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JUSCO, India's largest water supply developer, has failed to provide water connections in many parts of India. Water must be treated as a non-commercial entity if there is to be equity in access.

Since water reforms were introduced in India in the 1990s, water privatisation has been propagated as a panacea to the sector's problems. Water privatisation is the process of transferring ownership of basic services or public property from the public sector, which is from the government, to

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India to get its first solar-powered toilet

The waterless toilet converts human waste into charcoal that can be used as fertilizer in farming or as a fuel, say researchers at the University of Colorado who developed the toilet.

Grams in Tripura not 'Nirmal'

The benefits of the East Kolkata Wetlands are known to all in the state but the greed for land and lax penalties are destroying this Wetland of International Importance.

The city of Kolkata is blessed to have its very own natural urban wastewater treatment system in the form of the East Kolkata Wetlands. According to the Ramsar Site Information Service, these wetlands are "one of the rare examples of environmental protection and development management where a complex ecological process has been adopted by the local farmers for mastering the resource recovery activities".

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India's largest pvt hydel project sold

In a deal involving Rs 10,500 crores, Jaypee sells two hydel projects in Himachal Pradesh to an Abu Dhabi firm. The 1000 mega watt Karcham Wangtoo one of them

Rajasthan complains against contaminated water in Satluj

Metal plant contaminates groundwater in Kollam

Groundwater has turned acidic and agricultural fields gone waste within 500 metres radius of Kerala Minerals and Metal Limited in Chittoor village, affecting 300 familes. Tankers supply water only once a week

Maha Irrigation Scam report ready

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