Groundwater

  • 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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  • What are the sustainability risks for businesses which use a lot of ground water - the risks from neighbourhood communities, activisits, shareholders in India, global shareholders, media, NGOs ? Can you share some examples where companies had to stop the operations ?Sanjay BapatIndianNGOs.com, Thane
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  • Groundwater - India's Water Lifeline needs urgent interventionGovt is non serious about the crisisGovernment's own figures show that Groundwater is India's water lifeline. That lifeline is crisis situation and needs urgent intervention. However, even as the first National Groundwater Congress meets ...
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  • Attached is an interesting document from Prof. Prithvi Kandhal about using porous asphalt in parking lots so that rainwater seeps through it and recharges groundwater.Dr. Kandhal has published many papers and has significant credentials in his areas of expertise. He resides in Jaipur after 35 years ...
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  • I need your help in solving a problem related to groundwater (Openwell).Ground water (Well) is being contaminated with Sewage water (mostly) and we are unable to trace from where the Sewage is seeping in. I have 2 questions;1. How to identify the source and take some preventive action. 2.&...
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  • Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person and Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate From Aniruddhe Mukerjee, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Bhopal   Dear Members, I work for the UN-Habitat on the Water for Asian Cities Programme, which aims to support developing countries in Asi...
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  • Original Query: AJ James, Pragmatix Research & Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. Gurgaon, HaryanaPosted: 14 October 2005I have been an interested follower of water resource management for several years now, and am particularly interested in practical, local level measures.There have been a few detaile...
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The third national Groundwater Congress was organized by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) at New Delhi on March 22-23, 2011 with the view to bring together administrators, groundwater professionals, representatives from industries, non government organizations and water users to share their knowledge and experiences and to discuss various issues concerning water management.

Deliberations in the Congress organized by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) at New Delhi on March 22-23, 2011 focused on various issues viz., Integrated Water Resource Management, Artificial Recharge to Groundwater, Water Use Efficiency, Groundwater Quality and its Regulation.

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This document is a draft of water policy of Puducherry by the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Puducherry . The draft in its preamble states that effective and efficient management of water resources in Puducherry is essential. Further the government needs to develop a mechanism for effective management of natural disasters in vulnerable areas as Puducherry is prone to frequent floods, droughts and cyclones.

This draft of water policy of Puducherry byDepartment of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Puducherry provides a brief description of average rainfall, population, per capita of sewage generated , utility of groundwater resources and water requirements for various sectors and elaborates on the following issues:

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We have a bore well which is 280 feet deep and water level starts at 230 feet. The compressor motor frequently fails and now we are thinking of buying a jet pump to draw water.

Will jet pumps work at this level and if yes what model and capacity should I buy.

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Hi,

How do we measure yield of borewells? I need help from an agency in Bangalore North.

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I am from Puravipalayam village, Pollachi taluk, Coimbatore district, TN. To the north of the farm, there is a dry river and the land slopes from the South towards this river. During monsoon times, there used to be a minimal flow/stagnant water and it goes dry in summer months (Feb to May).

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Amita Bhaduri provides the details of a consultation organized by the National Water Development Agency, Ministry of Water Resources at CSMRS auditorium, New Delhi on 'Water Conservation Day'

The Union Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) celebrated “Water Conservation Day" on the 19th of November 2012 to create awareness regarding depleting water resources and underlined its vision and commitment to be an active contributor to the sustainability of this very important natural resource. The field offices of various organizations under the administrative control of the Ministry held discussions, seminars and mass awareness programmes related to water conservation to spread the message on this occasion.

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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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