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Nepal earthquake toll exceeds 4300

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To assess the exact level of water contamination in Nadia district of West Bengal, India Water Partnership commissioned a brief study to one of its east zone partners - Kalyani Institute for Study, Planning & Action for Rural Change (KINSPARC). KINSPARC conducted a comprehensive base-line survey of a cluster of villages in Nadia, based on which Iswaripur and Chandamari village were identified for in-depth study. Awareness and attitudinal changes among people generated by this survey may be interpreted as a step towards mitigating the threat of an impending disaster.

Guest post: Veena Khanduri, India Water Partnership

The Gangetic river basin in Eastern India receives heavy monsoon rainfall, much higher than the rest of India. Nonetheless, the region suffers from both the problem of year round water availability as well as poor quality of drinking water. Due to excessive exploitation, the groundwater aquifers in the region have been depleting alarmingly, surface water is highly limited & poorly maintained and consequently cannot count up as a major source of safe drinking water.

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                                           Crop and Weed Science Society (CWSS)Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV)

February 24, 2011 12:00AM - February 27, 2011 12:00AM

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The study found that fluoride and arsenic contamination had high cost on society and concluded that government agencies and individuals need to get more attentive to address the issue

This document on the study conducted by IWMI on the Carewater site aimed at understanding the economic and social burden experienced by people afflicted with contamination of water due to higher percentages of fluoride and arsenic in the water. The objectives of the study were:

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Contacts needed for water sanitation project in Krishnanagar, West Bengal

My name is Deb Gangoapdhyay and I am a student at Yale University. I and a fellow student, Yuzhe Feng, have received funding to conduct a water quality and sanitation project in the Krisnanagar district of Nadia, West Bengal. Our project involves testing the water for arsenic and bacterial contamination, assessing hygiene, assessing the impact of poor water quality, and trying to find an ideal and sustainable water purification system. We will be in the region from mid-June to mid-August.

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