North Goa District

The Birdman of Chorao
The documentary, Birdman of Chorao tells the story of Uday Mandrekar’s selfless efforts in protecting the mangroves in Chorao. makarandpurohit posted 2 years 11 months ago

Uday Mandrekar (40) is a popular boatman on the Chorao island of Goa. He is known for his formidable knowledge on birds in the area so much so that he is often referred to as the bird man of Chorao. He is a private boatman and a tourist guide who can take you deep into the mangroves and waterways of the island.

Uday Mandrekar (Source: Shashank Bhosale)
Toxins on our plate
There is a need for better regulation and monitoring to bring toxin-free food to the Indian market. Amita Bhaduri posted 3 years 3 months ago

“The recent scare due to the detection of formalin-laced fish across Goa, Kerala, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Meghalaya points to a link between water quality and food safety. Fish traders find it cost-effective to use formalin, a carcinogen, instead of ice to prevent the decomposition of fish during transportation to distant markets.

The quality of food products and their safety are mostly decided at the primary production stage itself which is unregulated. (Image: Masahiro Ihara, Flickr Commons CC BY 2.0)
Saving Chorao through its people
A new project tries to save the ecologically diverse Chorao island by including the inhabitants of the island in conservation efforts. makarandpurohit posted 3 years 11 months ago

Located just 5 km away from the capital city of Panaji, Chorao island, along the Mandovi river, is one of the largest islands in Goa. The island has a unique ecosystem that is different from the other sanctuaries in the state.

Chorao island (Source:GIZ)
Now a human, Ganga receives its first legal notice
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 6 months ago

After becoming a human entity, Ganga river receives first legal notice

Ganga near Gadmukteshwar (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Dealing with urban waste
While India continues to be besieged by waste, a new book on waste management looks at how a minimal waste society can be created. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 1 month ago

When it comes to managing huge piles of waste, Indian metros have a monumental task in hand. As per 2011 figures, Delhi is the biggest waste generator with 6800 tonnes of waste being produced daily.

Pushpa leads the struggle against Bhalaswa landfill that contaminates Delhi's groundwater.
Gujarat government arrests activists protesting Narmada weir
News this week: Gujarat government puts environment activists under house arrest, Goa's mining zone highly polluted and Assam's rice bowl turns into wasteland due to siltation. ravleen posted 8 years ago

Gujarat government culls protest against weir on the Narmada river

Sardar Sarovar Dam Source: Geolocation
India moves up on the Global Hunger Index
News this week: India moves up on the Global Hunger Index, Churu on its way to total sanitation and Phailin affected areas face drinking water stress. ravleen posted 8 years 1 month ago

India moves up two notches on the Global Hunger Index

Child malnutrition Source: The Indian Express
Goa youth convention on environment and development, Centre for Environment Education, July 19 – 20, 2011, Goa
content-team posted 10 years 4 months ago

Centre for Environment EducationOrganizer:  Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Goa

Venue: Goa International Centre in Dona Paula, Goa


The event will be organised by the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Goa, in association with the Goa Golden Jubilee Development Council and supported by the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Govt. of Goa and the Goa International Centre, Dona Paula.

Water conservation by industry - A case study of Sesa Industries Limited (Goa)
This presentation describes the work of Sesa Industries Limited (Vedanta Group) in conserving water at its plant in Amona, Goa. reena posted 12 years ago

The various initiatives taken up include watershed development work with the local community, repairing traditional water structures such as bandharas, installing water meters, automating saline water pump, harvesting rain water from the coke shed roof, waste water recycling and more.

Modelling saline water intrusion in Bardez taluk of Goa
This study attempts to simulate and evaluate the impacts of seawater intrusion in one part of North Goa using FEFLOW to find the most sensitive parameters affecting the simulation rajshekar posted 12 years 3 months ago

This papers models the saline water intrusion in the Bardez taluk of Goa.

The study is replete with hydrogeological maps and data. These include topographic contours, soil, landuse, rainfall, geology, location of observation wells etc.