Sabarmati

Next phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to focus on water treatment
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 8 months 2 weeks ago

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban: Next phase to focus on water treatment and toilet waste disposal

Next phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to focus on water treatment (Image source: India Water Portal)
Vanishing water bodies behind Ahmedabad’s warm climate
A study shows how the open space on the western bank of the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad acts as a heat sink. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 8 months ago

A study published in the Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, analyzing the cooling effect of the city of Ahmedabad’s water bodies, has thrown up some interesting findings. The east bank of the Sabarmati river, which flows through Ahmedabad, was found to be significantly cooler than the west bank, witnessing a greater drop in temperature even during summer.

Silverbill enjoying the cool feeling of breeze on the wet feathers in the scorching heat (Image: Koshy, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0)
Water storage depletes in major river basins: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 1 month ago

CWC data shows water storage in major river basins depleting

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Industries to pay for groundwater extraction from June
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 4 months ago

Industries to pay water conservation fee for extraction of groundwater 

Groundwater to be payable from June. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Government to reconsider river interlinking project
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 5 months ago

Government to scrap river interlinking project, if it will pose threat to environment: Uma Bharti

River Cauvery in Karnataka
Sleight of hand in the Sabarmati
The Sabarmati is being widely touted as a revived river but is the Sabarmati project truly a 'restoration' project or is it just a way to enable real estate developers to earn big money? chicu posted 6 years 7 months ago

'Sabarmati ke Sant, tune kar diya kamaal'. Oh Saint of Sabarmati, you have done wonders' goes the popular song. Today, it is the Sabarmati herself who is supposed to be the subject of  a miracle.

A view of the concrete-bound Sabarmati
An alternative perspective: Sabarmati Riverfront Development
A critical review of the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project, Ahmedabad, from an environmental perspective. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 2 months ago

The Sabarmati Riverfront Development has been hailed as a project towards urban regeneration & environmental improvement, which will transform the river to a focal point of leisure and recreation.

Sabarmati Riverfront Development
On the Sabarmati riverfront: Urban planning as totalitarian governance in Ahmedabad, Gujarat – An article in EPW
This paper by Navdeep Mathur questions whether the official narrative that presents Ahmedabad as a pioneer in urban transformation in India engages with the experiences of the urban poor in Ahmedabad by examining processes around the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 4 months ago

Governing the urban poor - Riverfront development, slum resettlement and the politics of inclusion in Ahmedabad - A paper published in EPW
This EPW paper by Renu Desai describes the case of the Sabarmati Riverfront Development (SRD) project in Ahmedabad. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 9 years 3 months ago

Sabarmati Riverfront Development (SRD) project, an urban mega-project in Ahmedabad has been proclaimed as a case based on “flexible governing” of the residents of the riverfront informal settlements.

Long term hydrologic simulation using SCS-CN method - A research report by National Institute of Hydrology
The report uses the Soil Conservation Services (SCS, 1956), Curve Number (SCS-CN) method, for simulating daily rainfall-runoff data of three catchments, viz., Ramganga, Hemavathi and Sabarmati. rajshekar posted 10 years 10 months ago

The report uses the Soil Conservation Services (SCS, 1956), Curve Number (SCS-CN) method, a widely used event based rainfall-runoff method for simulating daily rainfall-runoff data of three catchments, viz., Ramganga and Hemavathi catchments of the sub-humid regions and Sabarmati catchment of the arid region of India.

In the model formulation, the daily variation of parameter, potential maximum retention is governed by the known antecedent moisture condition. Hydrologic simulation studies provide a useful and important input to water resources planning and watershed management practices.