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IWMI -Tata water policy research programme aims to draw upon research carried out throughout the country to identify solutions for India's water stress and present these as policy recommendations

IWMI-Tata water policy research programme is a collaborative initiative between the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT). 

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A conference on Decentralised Wastewater Management in Asia was organized by the International Water Association (IWA) in Nagpur from 20-22 November 2012. The IWA is a network of water professionals spanning the continuum between research and practice, and covers all facets of the water cycle from water resource management, drinking water treatment and supply to collection and safe disposal of wastewater.

Along with the International Water Association (IWA), co-organisers of this event included BORDA, Germany - Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association, an organisation working towards the sustainable protection of natural resources, poverty alleviation and strengthening of social structures since 1977. BORDA aims to disseminate Basic Needs Services in the areas of decentralised sanitation,water and energy supply and solid waste disposal.

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The eighth lecture in the series titled "Living rivers, dying rivers" was on Vrishabhavathi-Arkavathi rivers, by Leo Saldanha and Bhargavi Rao of the Environmental Support Group (ESG).

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The lecture highlighted the complex challenges faced by the much abused rivers of Karnataka because of anthropogenic threats like mining in catchments, dam construction and waste disposal into rivers. The series coordinated by Prof. Ramaswamy R Iyer aimed at understanding what has been happening to rivers across India and in drawing appropriate lessons.  

Cauvery: Of myths & stories 

 

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Ours is a 120 apartment complex with about 400 plus residents. We have recently started using greywater for toilet flushing also. Previously the same was used only for gardening. There has been considerable saving.

However, there are a couple of issues which need some kind of clarification:

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This report is an outcome of a study carried out by North- Eastern Coalfields, Coal India and spells out the results of the air and water quality along with the noise level measurements

The report objectives include:

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The news this week includes reports of direct cash transfer of subsidies through the Adhaar card to be rolled out in 15 states from January 2013, protests against the dumping of uranium waste from Kudanakulum nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu to the Kolar Gold Fields in Karnataka, the depleting water tables in Bangalore, poor hospital waste management practices in Chennai, waste management issues in Bangalore and plastic bag use ban proposed in Delhi

Direct cash transfer of subsidies through Aadhaar card

Direct cash transfer of subsidies through the Aadhaar card would be rolled out in 51 districts across 15 States from January 1, 2013, Union Finance Minister announced . The scheme would aim to cover the entire country by the end of 2013.

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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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Please let me know what is the legal requirement for a setting up an STP in a residential , office , commercial complex?

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The Citizens Front for Water Democracy says that Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in water in Delhi are a tool for corruption and personal gains

Politicians/DJB members, board officials work in connivance with consultants and companies causing losses to the public exchequer. Delhiites get water at high rates and increased water bills as 50 per cent of DJB work is under private operators. Claim of 24X7 water supply in Delhi is false and through increased water tariff citizens will pay for huge expenses and scams.  

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