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This event was an interactive conversation on water based conflicts, a platform for the participants to share their varied experiences and explore solutions that were sustainable .The members in this talk were Ramaswamy Iyer of Centre for Policy Research, Vivek Bharti of Pepsi Co and Anupam Mishra of Gandhi Peace Foundation, with Rohini Nilekani, Arghyam acting as the moderator

This event was organised by PeaceTalks, a part of Citizens For Peace's (CfP) Secular Rethink project - a dialogue-based process of asking how we as Indians can live our lives peacefully alongside others who eat, speak, think or pray differently from us.

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This video narrates the fascinating story of the active role played by a village water committee in Jankampet, Andhra Pradesh, in improving the water supply system and living upto the expectations of communities. Established way back in 1996, the village has had 16 committees till now and its functioning shows that the sustainability of the institution is ensured as it is considered as people's institutions.

The video captures the views of the villagers about this institution. It shows how local institutions can bring a difference in the way water is managed, how service levels have improved, how efficiently water is sued and finally how problems are addressed.

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We require 10,000 litres of water per day. The borewell that we currently have at Gote village in Mulshi taluka in Maharashtra provides about 1800 liters per day.

We recently dug a 250 ft deep bore but it was completely dry, inspite of this area getting a high amount of  rainfall.

I would like details of a geoloist or water diviner to find another borewell point.

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A compilation of volumetric data on the groundwater resources & its uses for Andhra Pradesh with specific details of the resource in villages that come under 22 districts of the state.

The data is categorised into watershed wise (basin-wise) annual availability of groundwater, current draft (utilisation), allocation for domestic and industrial needs, availability for future use (or the balance) and categorisation based on stage of development and rigorous statistical treatment of water levels. It also gives mandal wise resources which are apportioned and derived from the watershed assessment.

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"Don't cut my oak trees, they give me water". "We get cool air from them, we get cool water". "Don't cut my oak trees, they give me water". So goes the plaintive title song of this short movie. Produced by the Himalaya Seva Sangh, the film on afforestation relies heavily on interviews with Dr.Shekhar Pathak of PAHAR and self-help group members from Mukteshwar, Sunadi, and Indwal.

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This paper published in the Journal of Global Health sheds light on the grave water scarcity that the country could face in the coming years and warns that this could happen in as few as twenty years as the demand for water continue to exceed the sources of supply. The paper argues that this will have a negative effect on the public health and sanitation situation in the country and urgent steps thus need to be taken to deal with this situation.

The paper informs that groundwater accounts for about 50%-80% of domestic water use and 45%-50% of the irrigation in the country.

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Megh Pyne Abhiyan, supported by Arghyam, has been working towards self-reliance and access to safe drinking water and secure sanitation, in 22 panchayats of five flood-prone districts of north Bihar. Included below are four briefing papers that describe innovative localised solutions implemented by Megh Pyne Abhiyan to deal with the problems arising out of the recurrent flood situation in the state of Bihar

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A two day course on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) was conducted as part of the Saph Pani project, funded by the European Commission, at the Anna University in Chennai between the 11th and 12th of December. The event saw the coming together of experts in the field from across the world – Saph Pani partners from Europe, Australia as well as those from within India. The two day event witnessed a series of interesting presentations and deliberations that ranged from sustainability of MAR structures to impact assessment and not to forget, the Indian experience.

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The Saph Pani project aims to improve water resource and supply in water stressed areas in the country, with expert help from scholars in India and abroad. 

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Hello,

We are trying to understand the quality of the water that is being generated in our aprtment complex.

For this we have done one round of testing for the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) water and Water Treatment Plant (WTP) water.  Looking at the report the association does not have a clue on what the test results mean.

The STP report indicates that it is below the TNPCB discharge limit, so we wanted to know if the water can be used to recharge the rainwater pit or we can only use it to water the plants.

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I would like to know how to check the maximum capacity of the borewell. I have done a test on my borewell pump with 5 hp 6 stage submersible pump at full force the water level is down to 30 ft, 3 inch regular pipe it remains at 130 ft in borewell casing. The pump is at 70 feet and the total depth is 160 ft. The water level from the top is 15 ft when the pump is switched off.

Would like know if I can get water of 12 hp from it or would be too heavy for it, as my water consumption is very high.

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