Groundwater

  • What exactly is a Persian wheel? Also known as Rahat (in Urdu), it's a simple water lifting device, where a number of small pots are attached to a long chain. Two gear wheels make up the system and as the first one is revolved, the pots each dip and swallow water from the well and soon after pour...
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  • How can I identify groundwater points/location for drilling borewell; as well the approximate depth ?  I want to drill a at Bangalore Rural Nelamangala area. Water diviners use sticks, copper ring, coconut etc., to identify the source. Which of these is reliable and believable. Is there a ...
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  • My name is T.S.Prasad I would like to know about  how to control silt entrance in to infiltration wells during floods  and how to protect the area around the Infiltration wells  against scour and also illegal quarrying.
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  • I am living near calicut . My house construction is going on and it is at the final stage now. My problem is with the well water. The well was constructed 2 years back. since construction I am very much upset about the color of the water . It is slightly blackish in colour. some times the color turn...
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  • This is a photograph of water recharging done around a water source (like borewell). This is being implemented in some primary schools of the area. Sanjay Chauhan, the person behind this initiative says: "I have just excavated the land (1mtr x 1mtr), filled big pieces of bricks up to 10 inches at th...
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  • Our borewell contains mud in it. The borewell was dug 6 months back and we were kind of hoping we shall get pure water after some time. Is there any way to get rid of the mud in the borewell water and get pure water?
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  • I live in Chennai (Purasawalkam). I have a borewell in my residence which is about 130 feet deep. This was comissioned in 2004. In the recent years (specifically after August 2006), the quality of water degrades immediately after rains and settles down after the rain stops. The water lathers with f...
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  • What are the different legal issues relating to ground-water in India?bhakuparksuidheh@hotmail.com
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  • Is there any rule specifing the distance between open wells / bore wells and Septic tankI.M. Kariappakariappa.im@saint-gobain.com
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  • C.P. Kumar of the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee provides a list of web communities on hydrology: 1. Hydrology Forum (Topica) This list aims to provide a forum for discussion of scientific research in all aspects of Hydrology including hydrologic design, surface water analysis and modell...
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  • We are constructing our house. Plot size is 40x60ft. Definitely we are constructing a septic tank. Now we want to do a bore well also.  Due to lack of space we are not able to increase the gap between them,  it is around 5 feet. People are saying - "don't make the bore well near the s...
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  • (Image taken from the NASA page mentioned below) Several African basins, such as the Congo, Zambezi and Nile, show significant drying over the past five years. In the United States, the Mississippi and Colorado River basins show water storage increases during that time. Such information is vit...
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  • In a remote place in Africa(Niger) , lack of access to water is a major problem. A NGO has started to target this issue by building bore wells. Shallow wells in this area has failed previously. Now they are building borewells with depth between 250 mts - 300 mts. using steel tubes. Depending on the ...
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  • In July 2007 India Water Portal collaborated with Chitradurga All India Radio (AIR) station (FM 102.6MHz) to produce and broadcast programs related to rainwater harvesting and ground water management. This activity was part of the 'offline' dissemination program of the Water Portal , i.e. creating a...
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  • Mr. R.V. Rama Mohan of Center for World Solidarity has come up with freeware (an Excel spreadsheet) to calculate the groundwater extraction vs. recharge in an area. He has made the software available to the public and is soliciting feedback.Comments may be sent to rvrm2@yahoo.com and we would also b...
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  • There is a well in my newly purchased propert in Cochin, Kakkand. This is being used by the neighbourhood as their drinking water source. Now I am planning to construct a 12 unit flat. I would like to know what kind of filter I should use and what will be the costsVinod Menonkrvmenon@gmail.com
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  • We have a open well 10 meters diameter & 15 meters depth built with stone blocks near Bangalore. There is a bore-well in the middle of the open well. In summer there is no water in the open well , we get water from the bore well. Is there any method to line the open well & do rainwater harve...
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  • Why do wells not overflow when rivers get flooded and reservoirs/tanks overflow under the influence of heavy rains?C.M.Devicmdevi85@yahoo.com
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  • The September 2007 report of the Expert Group on "Ground Water Management and Ownership" of the Planning Commission is available from the Commission. The report looks primarily at the problem of rural depletion of groundwater and feasibility and necessity of changing groundwater law.You can get the ...
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  • The borewell water in our flats seems to have been contaminated with sewage water. Our flats is equipped with a septic tank and an additional soak pit to take care of additional flow of sewage water. Recently we added one more soak pit, which was almost near our borewell (approx. 5 to 7 feet differe...
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This article provides the details of the National Conference on Women-led Water Management organised by IRRAD in partnership with UNICEF India

Nearly 70% of India’s 1.2 billion people live in rural areas, many of which face unprecedented water shortages. The job of providing water for the household invariably falls on women, often at the expense of their education, income earning opportunities, social and cultural and political involvement. Although women literally carry water, they are often left out of the decision making process about community water management.

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How do farmers in dry and water scarce regions of Rajasthan, practice agriculture? This article sheds light on the groundwater situation in Sirohi district of Rajasthan

This article published in the Bharatiya Vaigyanik evam Audyogik Anusandhan Patrika (BVAAP) informs that understanding the soil and water resources is the first step towards carrying out agriculture in a sustainable manner. With this aim the Central Arid Zone Research Institute in Jodhpur, carried out a survey to assess the quantity and quality of groundwater in Sirohi district of Rajasthan.

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ACWADAM

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Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM), supported by Arghyam

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Pune (Details on the exact venue will be updated soon)

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January 13, 2013 9:00AM - January 27, 2013 5:15PM

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Is it a good practice to lift water from 400ft borwell daily to a overhead tank which is placed above 3 floors(45 feet from ground level).

Thanks
Ravi

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I have drilled a borewell for domestic use. The casing is 40 feet and the depth of the borewell is 60 feet. The soil below casing is white and I want to know who conducts the yield test of a borewell in Wai, Satara district before putting a new borewell pump?

 

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Please send price details to drill borewell

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How can the water availablitly in an area where there is no piped water supply and is dependent on borewell, water tankers, and handpumps be improved. The area lies in the Pipliyan Piande Kahn, Bhopal. Thes suggestions would be very helpful for our use in our design project (L.A.P) for the existing conditions of the village.

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Dear Sir,

The municpal water connection we have is often very muddy and we have to clean the sump very often. I would like to know if there is a filtering method/device to clean the water before it enters the sump.Thank you, awaiting your reply.

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Dear Sir,
We were using a borewell for past oneyear, its depth is 500ft. Last week the water yield suddnely stopped from the borewell. We asked plumber to examine, he told that the pump was stuck at the bottom of the borewell, that means at 430 ft level beacuse of silt coverage.

We tried using chain pulleys to lift the motor, and we tried flushing it 3 times, to remove the silt, finally we were that the silt was at around 200ft which has covered our borewell fully. Is there any solution to remove the silt and motor from the borewell.

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What would be the rates of 6",8", and 10" dia MS casing pipe used in borewells?

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