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  • Forwarded to the Portal by: Pratibha SinghWaterAid has been coordinating a flood relief program in Bihar since 1st September 2008 through the VISHWAS network that includes the partners NGOs mentioned in the earlier mail below. The districts for intervention are Araria and Supaul where the interventi...
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  • I work as an Assistant Executive Engineer in Rural Development And Panchayat Raj Department of Govt of Tamilnadu. Under a state scheme called AGAMT(Anaithu Garma Anna Marumarachi Thittam) it is decided to deepen and renovate at least one village pond by deepening, construction of inlet/outlet, bathi...
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  • Forwarded to the Portal by: Avijit Dey, Plan International The following is a report on Plan International's current intervention in the Bihar Flood Situation. The report was received on 12th September 2008.Name of Organisation: Plan IndiaAddress: E-12 Kailash Colony, New DelhiPhone No. 46558484 Fax...
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  •  A list of new books that are currently available and related information is presented.THE BLUE COVENANT The Global Water Crisis & the Coming Battle for the Right to Water Author: Maude Barlow BLUE COVENANT, The Sequel to Blue Gold, the earlier international bestseller, describes a powerful...
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  • Educational options Limitless educational opportunities exist in the water sector. . These educational options are generally multidisciplinary and encompass diverse fields such as environmental science, engineering, media, law, policy, planning, and many more. Universities under the science stream...
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  •   The World Bank as a Knowledge Producer: How the Bank Uses Flawed Processes to Generate Unsound Knowledge for Promoting Disastrous Policies BookThis study examines the World Bank's role as a knowledge producer in context of the water sector in India. The book takes a long hard look at the Bank...
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  • The report ( current as on 13th September, 2008 ) provides a concise overview of the daily flood situation, action taken so far and provides detailed statistics on the issue. The report also includes meteorological forecasts and analysis of current and possible flood situations in the different area...
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  • The Coca-Cola Company is committed to the good health and well being of communities around the world. One vital way that our Company is contributing to communities is through our water stewardship programs. Water, our most critical ingredient, is fast becoming one of the world's most pressing globa...
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  • Two documents giving the details of the mega camps and other relief camps that are being run by the Government. Thanks to Eklavya Prasad of Megh Pyne Abhiyan for forwarding these documents.Distric Specific Mega camps Relief centres in flood affected areas-2Thanks to Mr. Arumugam Kalimuthu of Pl...
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  • Among lot of other data it gives the current government estimate of affected people (40lakh people, from 2350 affected villages, in 16 districts of Bihar, with the  number of deaths as 87). There is a district-wise breakup. Information about food and other material and cash being...
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  • A very interesting thread has been initiated on the Discussion Forum on the Portal by Bob Eibl. The post in question is reproduced here: If the India Water Portal is serious about water conservation ,recycling and groundwater quality one must ask a serious question: Why are all the laundry powder an...
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  • I would like to volunteer… I can do field work as well as admin work… I am a post graduate student… I am based in Delhi Please advise Neha Negi, neha.negi@gmail.com ===============  Would you like to offer your services for volunteering ? Leave a comment here : https://www.indiawaterport...
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  • Courtesy: biharfloodrelief2008.blogspot.com Bihar flood relief is tracking the work of some Bihar based groups working on flood rescue and relief currently in the area around Forbesgunj in Araria district. They have been involved in flood rescue and relief work in the previous year too. The de...
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  • Dr. Jagannath Mishra, former Chief Minister of Bihar, has given a pathetic description of floods in Bihar. He said that "Nobody from the government has gone to Saharsa so far. If the people in Saharsa are surviving, they must be saying that we are engulfed in water since ten days and nobody is there...
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  • Key Features: Reviews the risks of inter-basin water transfers warns of critical disadvantages with India's proposed ILR plan offers viable less-risky solutions for water resource development. Inter-basin water transfers are complex human interventions on natural systems that can have pr...
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  • All is not well with the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) constituted on an order of the Government of India to determine the flow required to keep the Bhagirathi river 'alive and to ensure perennial environmental flow in the river'. It may be recalled that on June 30, 2008 the Government of India com...
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  • About the Report: The flood situation report has been a joint effort of Megh Pyne Abhiyan's (literally clouds' water campaign, involving people around the issue of water and livelihood, and a functional network of grassroots organizations) partners - Gramyasheel, Supaul; Kosi Seva Sadan, Saharsa; Sa...
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  • Orans are local micro bio-diversity reserves- community conserved areas (CCAs) harboring the shrine of a local goddess or deity. Also known as Dev-banis, these local forests vary in size from a hundred to five hundred bighas (about hundred hectares). Most Orans have sources of water, either small sp...
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  • From V. Kurian Baby, Government of Kerala, ThrissurPosted 8 August 2008Dear members,I am working as District Collector, Thrissur, Kerala. For the total 6-lakh households in the district, we have a total number of 4.5 lakh open/dug wells. As per 2001 census, 71% of the total population of the distric...
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  • Water conservation is an important part of responsible living. Water is a precious resource which is not to be squandered. Fortunately, there are a number of really easy ways to save water without a whole lot of hassle, and some of the best are listed here!In the Kitchen Cut down on water usage in...
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Floods ravage Uttarakhand, Yamuna crosses the danger mark and Shimsha river goes dry are the highlights of this week’s news.

Havoc in the hills

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Varanashi Jack Growers Assn, Adyanadka, Varanashi Research Foundation, Adyanadka, Horticulture Department, DK District & Halasusnehi Koota (Jack lovers Forum)

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Varanashi Krishna Sabhabhavana, Janatha Junior College, Adyanadka

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July 7, 2013 9:00AM
July 7, 2013 10:00AM

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Urban policies seem to favour the wealthy; they don't bear the brunt of urbanization as much as the poor.

Environmentalist Robert Swan, the first person to walk the North and South Pole, was in Delhi last year. He launched phase IV of Project Search, which aimed to promote environmental awareness and sustainable lifestyles among students. Swan noted that not many Delhiites scored high on topics of environmental awareness.  He thought that to make Delhiites take to the environment in a big way, one had to make caring for it very upmarket. He said, “They will step out of their huge cars and donate to save tigers, animals, etc., because that sounds uber-sophisticated” (1).

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Climate change is coming – and women in particular will feel its effects

We await a future that could be hotter and drier because of climate change. This is increasingly recognized as a global concern and available data suggests that it is increasing the frequency and severity of weather-related hazards in South Asia. As per a World Bank report “Glacier melting in the Himalayas is projected to increase flooding and will affect water resources within the next two to three decades.” (1)

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