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  • Decentralised and communitarian efforts in soil and water conservation, sustainable agriculture, afforestation and renewable energy need extensive investment, if the human race is to survive the deepening water, food, energy and climate crises. Moreover, since these crises most affect the poor who ...
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  • Compiled by Pankaj Kumar, Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate 27 June 2006Original Query: Vijaya Saradhi Atluri, Byrraju Foundation, HyderabadPosted: 20 April 2006 Byrraju Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about a tangible i...
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  • Untreated sewage is the biggest source of water pollution in India with around 70 percent of the raw sewage generated in urban areas entering lakes, rivers, seas and underground aquifers. As India builds more toilets in pursuit of ending open defecation, water pollution is increasing exponentia...
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  • Hello, I am doing research on pipes used in Indian Waste Water Treatment Industry and wanted to know which pipe materials are mostly used by the industry. It is my understanding that plastic pipes (PE, PPR, PVDF, ABS, CPVC and UPVC) are mostly preferred and galvanized iron pipes are not used. Is thi...
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  • Hi, we are getting stench in water. This problem is only when we open the taps and shower. How do I flush and disinfect the pipeline at home? Any one who provides this service in chennai? I have taken sample from the inlet and there is no smell, it's only at the tap level. So was thinking I need to ...
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  • Hi, we are getting stench in water. This problem is only when we open the taps and shower. How do I flush and disinfect the pipeline at home? Any one who provides this service in chennai? I have taken sample from the inlet and there is no smell, it's only at the tap level. So was thinking I need to ...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 2 years 1 month agoread more
  • I have an underground storage at my which is storing water recd from the pipeline of Municipal Corporation. I have installed electric motor for lifting water from the underground storage to overhead tank in my terrace. One morning I switched on the motor for lifting water and forgot to switch off th...
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  • "A job isn’t just a job. It’s who you are". That quote seems to define the five people who are being honoured for their extraordinary dedication in ensuring water to the people in Nagaon and the newly declared Hojai district of Assam. What better way to celebrate the theme of World Water Day 201...
    Usha Dewaniposted 3 years 5 months agoread more
  • Hi, I am resident of Mogappair East, Chennai, where the water pumped from borewell (depth around 70 ft) turns yellow. When water is stored in overhead tank, deposits will come as fine mud. This mud is clogging the water lines and I was forced to spend money to lay fresh lines from overhead to my ho...
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  • Sir, I heard about stopping water overflow from tank in an interview. I have installed a water level indicator costing Rs.700 at my home and my inlaw's home. Please do share other ideas to do so, so that I can implement it in Sangli city too. Thanks Kedar
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  • In January 2016, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) Employees Union and residents of Nagpur yet again protested the privatisation of water services in the city. They demanded the remunicipalisation of their water services since the tall claims made by private operator Veolia Water (Ind...
    makarandpurohitposted 3 years 5 months agoread more
  • The increasing gap in water availability in India has encouraged the growth of the water industry. Be it the bottling sector, filtration or wastewater recycling, all segments related to water are seeing a phenomenal upsurge. The sector is expected to receive investments of Rs 18,000 crore in the nex...
    Manu Moudgilposted 3 years 6 months agoread more
  • The rural-urban divide in access to sanitation reduces: UN In the year 1990, more than 76% people living in urban areas all over the world had access to improved sanitation as opposed to only 28% in rural areas but in 2012, 80% urban dwellers and 47% rural ones had access to better sanitation. Even...
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  • Finally, prediction of low monsoon from the horse's mouthThe Indian Meteorological Department, corroborating global assessment of the El Nino, has predicted “below normal” rainfall during monsoon this year with a rainfall of 95% of the long period average Low rainfall kills tea crop in TripuraAb...
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  • No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern BangladeshAlarming w...
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  • Himachal villages to carry out own EIA90,000 people from 250 villages in the Sutlej basin of Himachal Pradesh decide to carry out their own assessment of the environmental damage caused by hydropower projects. They allege that the state-sponsored Indian Council of Forest Research and Education repor...
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  • Drinking water in more than half rural homes contaminatedEven as 99% of urban and 97% rural households in India have drinking water access, 41% urban and 60% rural homes still get contaminated water, says the latest study published in Lancet, a British medical journalManganese in Goa's prime reservo...
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  • Garudeshwar dam: for a statue or for people?The dam in Gujarat's Bharuch district will act as downstream storage for the Sardar Sarovar project which means it can't be used for irrigation, flood control or even net power generation.However, it will create a reservoir around the 'Statue of Unity' pro...
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  • NGOs urge World Bank not to promote water privatizationThe Bank has been funding a lot of such projects in South Asia. Even as they face a lot of problems, they are being cited as models to be emulated elsewhere. Nagpur's Orange City Water is one such project plagued with corruption and service shut...
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  • Fly ash laden water from power plant contaminates water in MP villageThe water spilled into the village when mud wall of the fly ash dyke of Essar's Mahan thermal power plant in Singrauli district collapsed. In an earlier instance, the state pollution control board asked the plant to shut down when ...
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Decentralised communitarian technology can mitigate the water crises facing us today.

Decentralised and communitarian efforts in soil and water conservation, sustainable agriculture, afforestation and renewable energy need extensive investment, if the human race is to survive the deepening water, food, energy and climate crises.

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Compiled by Pankaj Kumar, Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate 27 June 2006
Original Query: Vijaya Saradhi Atluri, Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad
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Ecological sanitation toilets are the best option to deal with mounting sewage burden in India.

Untreated sewage is the biggest source of water pollution in India with around 70 percent of the raw sewage generated in urban areas entering lakes, rivers, seas and underground aquifers. As India builds more toilets in pursuit of ending open defecation, water pollution is increasing exponentially. The treatment facilities are simply not able to match the sewage generation capacity of toilets. Lack of water in many places also reduce the use of toilets.

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Hello, I am doing research on pipes used in Indian Waste Water Treatment Industry and wanted to know which pipe materials are mostly used by the industry. It is my understanding that plastic pipes (PE, PPR, PVDF, ABS, CPVC and UPVC) are mostly preferred and galvanized iron pipes are not used. Is this understanding correct? Which of these plastics are mostly preferred? Are galvanized iron pipes still being used in some applications? Any response would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi, we are getting stench in water. This problem is only when we open the taps and shower. How do I flush and disinfect the pipeline at home? Any one who provides this service in chennai? I have taken sample from the inlet and there is no smell, it's only at the tap level. So was thinking I need to disinfect the pipelines Any help and guidance pls. Regards Gopal

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Hi, we are getting stench in water. This problem is only when we open the taps and shower. How do I flush and disinfect the pipeline at home? Any one who provides this service in chennai? I have taken sample from the inlet and there is no smell, it's only at the tap level. So was thinking I need to disinfect the pipelines Any help and guidance pls. Regards Gopal

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I have an underground storage at my which is storing water recd from the pipeline of Municipal Corporation. I have installed electric motor for lifting water from the underground storage to overhead tank in my terrace. One morning I switched on the motor for lifting water and forgot to switch off the motor which kept on running for 3-4 hrs and the storage was empty long before. Suddenly I realized and switched off the motor. After few hours when i switched on the motor, it was running but water was not being lifted . What could be the problem ?

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Celebrations for World Water Day 2016 in Nagaon, Assam personify passion by honouring grassroots water-workers for their thankless efforts.

"A job isn’t just a job. It’s who you are". That quote seems to define the five people who are being honoured for their extraordinary dedication in ensuring water to the people in Nagaon and the newly declared Hojai district of Assam.

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Hi,

I am resident of Mogappair East, Chennai, where the water pumped from borewell (depth around 70 ft) turns yellow. When water is stored in overhead tank, deposits will come as fine mud. This mud is clogging the water lines and I was forced to spend money to lay fresh lines from overhead to my house taps. My plumber is suggesting to construct a tank filled with sponge which is to be replaced frequently. But, he says it is costly affair.

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Sir,

I heard about stopping water overflow from tank in an interview. I have installed a water level indicator costing Rs.700 at my home and my inlaw's home. Please do share other ideas to do so, so that I can implement it in Sangli city too.

Thanks

Kedar

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