Wastewater

  • About the event: The three day conference is being organised by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, and Ecosan Services Foundation (ESF), Pune.  The strategic objectives of the Conference are to exchange knowledge, technologies, guidelines and tool...
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  • CPCB finds Coca Cola plant in Hapur pumping toxic water into a pond The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has found that the Coca Cola plant in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, has been pumping out nearly 350 kilo litres of toxic wastewater a day into a pond, and that the effluent treatmen...
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  • Centre to involve public, private firms for urban sewage treatment and Ganga clean up  Cabinet has given a go ahead to the proposal to involve private and public sector companies for urban sewage management in place of municipal agencies and urban local bodies. Under this Public Private Partne...
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  • Government to install community water purification plants in water toxic zones The Government has allotted a sum of Rs 1000 crore to install community water purification plants (CWPPs) in various states where groundwater is contaminated with fluoride and arsenic and people in the region are forced ...
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  • First water atlas of the Himalayas launched in ParisDuring the UN Climate Summit, an atlas of five of the ten major river basins in the Himalayas--Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Mekong and Salween--was released. The atlas uses maps and infographics to demonstrate changes in the climatic conditions in t...
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  • An article in India Today three years ago was titled ‘Beware Delhi! 70 percent of water in the capital unfit to drink’. Only last year a spike in industrial pollutants in the Yamuna forced the Delhi Jal Board to cut production at two of its water treatment plants by half. This means that De...
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  • There was a recent report in the Times of India on how Singapore, listed among the 20 smallest countries in the world, made water management and conservation efforts over the years. What lessons can India, a mammoth country draw from this small but densely populated country?India, if it continues wi...
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  • A regional capacity development workshop on ‘Ensuring Water Security in Changing Environment Scenario for Water Professionals of South Asian Countries’ sponsored by UNESCO is being organized jointly by IIT Bombay, NIH Bhoplal Regional Centre and NIT Hamirpur on November 26-27, 201...
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  • Environment Ministry gets strict towards the compliance of green normsStressing its thrust on compliance, the Environment Ministry has appointed 20 officials to conduct assessments and periodical reviews of Critically Polluted Areas (CPAs). The Ministry has directed these officers to undertake ...
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  • Study shows half of Srinagar's water bodies have disappeared in the past centuryPer a study by Srinagar’s Directorate of Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing, more than 50% of water bodies in and around Srinagar have disappeared during the past century. The State Water Mission has attributed th...
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  • Current evidence shows that the number of people living in urban areas in India is expected to more than double and grow to around 800 million by 2050, which will pose unprecedented challenges for water management in the country. The paper titled 'Urban water systems in India: Typologies and hy...
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  • Ganga and its tributaries, except the Ramganga show increased dolphin numbersPer Census 2015 conducted by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) India, the Ganga and its tributaries have 1,263 Gangetic dolphins in Uttar Pradesh. The number of the National Aquatic Animal in the state has increased from ...
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  • Course Objectives:At the completion of the training programme, the participants would be able toExplain the basic concept of project and project cycleDescribe key aspects of Monitoring and EvaluationDevelop Monitoring and Evaluation frameworksDescribe the principles and concepts in inclusive monitor...
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  • HiAs we use water in our day to day life for household purposes, we notice that sometimes a much larger amount of water is used instead of the amount actually needed. And basically people who live in areas where water is easily available do this.My question is how to reduce this water wastage?Pratik...
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  • Dear IWPConsider the article below in the 'Pollution On Line News Letter', which goes to show that a huge amount of waste water to the extent of more than 6 MLD, is generated by just 7500 persons . In India the generation would not have been more than 1.5 MLD @ 200 liters/person (which too...
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  • Amanishah nallah flowing through Sanganer, a town located 15 kms from Jaipur, is getting murkier by the day as the the textile hand printing industry in the area is getting more prosperous. The craft of printing colourful ethnic designs on a cotton base using natural vegetable-based dyes is centurie...
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  • With more than 8360 tons of trash created daily in Delhi, the city has three trash pile sites at Bhalaswa, Ghazipur and Okhla. In these sites technically known as landfills, garbage is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying lands. Now, Delhi’s landfills have grown beyond big; they we...
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  • In order to foster sustainable development as well as to solve severe challenges in the field of environmental protection in India, highly qualified engineers and experts are needed. Considering the importance of education in this field, German Water Partnership decided to launch the “GWP-Award In...
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  • Dr. Kalam is no more but he lives on in the hearts of many through his quotes, beliefs, speeches and his acclaimed book India 2020: A Vision for the New Millenium among many others. Though referred to as 'Missile Man' due to his interest in and engagement with the defense sector, Kalam, especia...
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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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Researchers have come up with a low-cost method to help remove toxic dyes in wastewater.

Water contamination due to dyes is a major cause of worry. A new study says sawdust from teak wood may help treat wastewater containing dyes and make it reusable. 

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Indore became the cleanest city in India for the second time in a row, thanks to the untiring efforts of its municipal corporation and residents. A video tells the success story.

Indore has retained its cleanest city tag in the clean India survey 2018. Before it was praised for its cleanliness drive in 2017, the city was just like any other urban city in India dealing with its mounting garbage problem. In 2016, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) was criticised by pollution control boards, green bodies and environmentalists for not treating its garbage properly.

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My house is under 500 m of distance from a new STP plant. At night, strong foul smell disturbs us and even the noise of the plant sometimes. We are really worried about the hazardous effects the plant could have on our body due to such prolonged exposure to the smell.

As I was unsuccessful in finding some proper guidelines for the minimum distance of the plant from residence , I would really appreciate any kind of information regarding the same. Also, what kind of bacteria / germs can manifest in the surrounding region? Thank you so much!

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Water conflict in Rajasthan’s Alwar district is not just between upstream and downstream users; it is also between users with domestic, agricultural and industrial needs.

Lewari, a village located around 17 km from Alwar in Rajasthan, is the site of a water conflict these days. “The production of Jayanti jaljeera, haazme ka lalantop drink (a digestive drink) has left our village parched,” says Nanak Singh, a resident. Singh is referring to the excessive quantity of water being used for manufacturing a digestive drink by a factory located in his village. The indiscriminate use of a lake bed in the village for industrial use has led to groundwater scarcity during peak summer months.

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Entering its second year, the Graduate Program of Water Science and Policy 2018 at Shiv Nadar University envisages a multi-disciplinary classroom, engagement and content delivered by some of the best minds globally – experts on water who have worked on ground realities, made policies and initiated change.

June 30, 2018 12:00AM

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While Swachh Bharat Mission is focused on improving sanitation in the country, an ODF India remains a distant dream. Can corporate contribution ease the sanitation challenges India faces?

Despite making sanitation a national priority with Swachh Bharat Mission, 50 percent of India defecated in the open till 2014. The goal to make India open defecation free by 2019 seemed ambitious. The government provided funding but it also sought active participation from the corporate sector. Companies were compelled to loosen their purse strings as Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 made corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandatory.

CSR platform for WASH in Maharashtra

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Swachh Bharat Mission: Could the most ambitious cleanliness campaign in Indian history also be the most expensive failure?

India’s sanitation crisis involves huge cost. Transforming the country’s sanitation and waste management by 2019 is tall order. “Swachh Bharat Mission, the most ambitious cleanliness campaign in Indian history could well be the most expensive failure in recent times,” says Naina Lal Kidwai, CEO of FICCI and the Chair of India Sanitation Coalition, a platform for partnerships to work towards achieving sustainable sanitation for India. 

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Citizen Matters looks at what the city should do to manage its water better.

A recent BBC report projected that Bengaluru will run out of water soon.

Yes, it was a superficial list of cities that already have water problem. It just pronounced the harsh verdict without any in-depth analysis of the factors involved. That’s like taking a casual look at an emaciated man and saying, “he is going to die soon”.

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Hi,

We are a pharmaceutical based company. We have an ETP which is designed for 30 KLD. In the aeration tank, we have observed slimy nature of the effluent when the sample is drawn. If we stir the effluent from the aeration tank in a 1 L beaker, we observe that the contents are slightly thick. The effluent in the aeration tank is light brown in color. We have never observed this in the past. Would like to know what can cause this.

Thanks

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