MGNREGA fails to help drought-hit states
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 8 months ago

MGNREGA's performance unsatisfactory in drought-stricken districts in 2018-19

Labourers build check dams under MGNREGA. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Water level falls in India's major river basins: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 8 months ago

Water level in India’s major reservoirs and river basins in a precarious state: CWC

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Can Madurai's dying tanks be revived?
Yes, say the authors, but not before these tanks are recognized in a manner befitting their past glory: as prized resources that provided water to the city even though it had no perennial rivers. posted 6 years 9 months ago

Madurai, Tamil Nadu's second largest city, is now filled with buildings and roads which are eating into its age old network of tanks and canals. This change did not happen overnight. It began in the late 19th century by the British when they merged several hamlets to establish their headquarters in the region.

A tank on the outskirts of Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Call for Abstracts for 'International conference on Climate Change, ICCC-2014', Yadava College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, May 28-31, 2014
A unique opportunity to understand new innovations to face the existing challenges, considering the current situation of India in the urban water, food, energy & climate aspects. sabitakaushal posted 8 years ago

For more information on the organisers, Yadava College, Madurai, click here.

To view details on the ICCC-2014, please download attachment from below.


UNEP launches water quality guidelines for ecosystems
Policy matters this week: UNEP launches water quality guidelines for ecosystems, committee to explore wider use of Mangal turbines and 6500 fish ponds coming up in Meghalaya. ravleen posted 8 years 2 months ago

UNEP launches water quality guidelines for ecosystems

Mangal turbine Source:
Government bans project clearance in eight critically polluted industrial areas
Policy matters this week - No more project clearance in critically polluted areas, Tamil Nadu government launches 'Amma' mineral water and Guwahati to get 24*7 water supply. ravleen posted 8 years 3 months ago

No environment clearance in eight critically polluted areas

Effluent pollutes water Source: Wikipedia
Invitation for Madurai Symposium 2013 themed 'Governance for Advancing Development', Dhan Foundation, Madurai
A unique development platform that brings together various stakeholders to share, learn from each others' experience and practices, and throws opportunities for collaborative endeavors. sabitakaushal posted 8 years 4 months ago

For details on the symposium, please click here.

For further information on the various events, workshops & conferences , please click here.

For brochure on event, please see attachment below.

Madurai Symposium 2013
Tamil Nadu government allocates Rs.100 crore to strengthen water resources across the state- Newsletter from 'The Resource and Information Network for the Coasts (TRINET)', February 2013
The February edition of the newsletter from 'The Resource and information networks for the coasts (TRINET)' highlights Madurai's initiative for solar power, Kerala's free technical assistance provisions along with Mumbai's new coastal zone management plan. Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 11 months ago

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The February edition of the TRINet has the following highlights: 

The city corporation of Madurai decides to power all the parks with solar energy.

Water poverty in urban India - A study of major cities - A seminar paper - Tata Institute of Social Sciences
This paper explores the quantity of water used in domestic households vis-à-vis the recommended quantity of water. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 10 years 2 months ago

This seminar paper submitted for the UGC Summer Programme at the Jamia Millia Islamia University describes the findings of a study that explored the quantity of water used in domestic households vis-à-vis the recommended quantity of water consumption in seven major Indian cities, n

Symposium on sustainable water development, DHAN Foundation, September 14-18, 2011 at Madurai
content-team posted 10 years 4 months ago

Organizer: DHAN Foundation

Date: September 14-18, 2011

Venue: Madurai

DHAN Foundation

Development of Humane Action (DHAN) Foundation, a professional development organisation, based at Madurai was set up in 1997 with the idea of building people and institutions for development innovations and scaling up to enable the poor communities for poverty reduction and self-reliance.

It brings highly motivated, educated young women and men to the development sector to make new innovations in development to root out poverty from the country. The Foundation works to make significant changes in the livelihoods of the poor through innovative themes and institutions.