Groundwater

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December 27, 2019 This compendium by Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra answers all questions that will be of great use to practitioners engaged in both engineering and management aspects of watershed management in the field.
December 18, 2019 A study from Gujarat finds that micro-irrigation combined with metered power led to a reduction in uncontrolled groundwater extraction by farmers.
December 13, 2019 A study highlights the need to scale down the export of rice, maize, buffalo meat and other items to conserve groundwater in India.
December 11, 2019 Policy matters this week
December 4, 2019 The 2015­-2018 drought, the longest, but less severe of droughts experienced by India raises alarm on the negative effects of future droughts on water security in the country.
Involving the community in a data framework with the right incentives will have the second-order benefit of the community becoming decision makers with respect to water use.
Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 4 days ago
If data was better organized and available for download in more ‘user-friendly’ formats, its utilization would improve manifold.
Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 4 days ago
Although groundwater is emerging as a critical issue and has managed to encourage new government schemes, a generic solution of rainwater recharge cannot be applied across different regions.
Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 3 days ago
A peek into history shows how the Gonds of Garha Mandla managed their water needs with great ingenuity and wisdom by constructing and maintaining water tanks .
aartikelkar posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
In the water sector, the focus on fixing demand and supply is taking us away from the real problem - the unnoticed groundwater dependencies in ever-expanding urban India.
aartikelkar posted 3 weeks 6 days ago
A study evaluating the water use efficiency of sugarcane, curry banana and paddy among borewell irrigating farmers finds paddy to be the most inefficient and thirstiest of the three.
aartikelkar posted 1 month ago