Wastewater

  • Get more information on the training programme. Know more about Centre for Science and Environment.
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  • About the programme: CDD Society will be conducting a 5-day training programme on DEWATS™ for engineers in collaboration with BORDA and RGRHCL at the Center for Advanced Sanitation Solutions (CASS) in Kengeri, Bangalore. The training approach adopts a participatory learning methodology combining ...
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  • J&K reels under the worst flood in 60 years Jammu & Kashmir experiences terrible floods as the Jhelum river crosses the danger level. The flood has claimed nearly 160 lives and affected thousands of people. South Kashmir district is the worst affected and more than 30% of Srinagar...
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  • Expansive, lush green spaces and golf courses go hand in hand. Quite often, these courses are laid out in pristine surroundings that offer a stunning backdrop. However, the amount of water required to maintain such spaces in such a condition, is no joke. Use of treated wastewater for landscape irri...
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  • Coca Cola to look for other options within state for plant Coca Cola has decided not to expand its bottling plant in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, due to inordinate delay in obtaining clearance from the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA). The company had received conditional consent from the State Po...
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  • Government identifies 11 states along Ganga for sewer link To ensure that the Ganga is revived ithin three years, the Centre has taken three major decisions. The Ministries of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Environment & Forests will work closely. The Environ...
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  • In the last five decades, Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, has witnessed a substantial increase in urbanisation and industrialisation. Its population has also increased from 5,60,936 in 1971 to 2,167,447 in 2011 (Census 2011). This increase has resulted in an increased demand for water, aggravating the wa...
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  • Hi Sir, We have a large apartment where we use STP to treat sewage water.  Currently we don't have ways to let out the treated water , even after using for gardening there is huge amount of water which we have to transport that leads to increased cost.  Can we use soak pits to drain this...
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  • Kaladera, a small village about 40 km from Jaipur has always been known for its chaubandi (mud resist printing) and natural dyeing but it has been getting a lot of attention since 1999. No, it's not because of the handicraft but because of Coca Cola, which set up a bottling plant there. Soon af...
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  • Many scientists and researchers have been trying to find solutions to problems related to urban water supply, wastewater management and reduction of energy use in urban areas but very few have succeeded. Rahul Banerjee is one who has. Banerjee, a resident of Indore, is a Civil Engineering gradu...
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  • "Growing garbage menace ups nitrate content in lakes", said a recent headline in the Deccan Herald that highlighted a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on illegal dumping sites situated near water bodies in Bangalore. The Energy and Wetland Research Group (EWRG) and Cent...
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  • I require latest norms/ standards for the disposal of treated effluent through STP, using modern technology eg. SBR ,Thanks,Kamble Bajirao
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  • The East Calcutta Wetlands are an unappealing mixture of poverty, sunshine and wastewater. The people here have patiently and wisely transformed this ecosystem into an oportunity for food, employment and purified water- for free!How did this happen and what can we learn from it? A book titled 'Ecolo...
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  • High Court raps Narmada Authority over incomplete canal workThe Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) to compensate the farmers of Khandwa and Khargone districts, as per the new Land Acquisition Act 2014. These farmers have incurred losses owing to the...
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  • Global surface temperature breaks past recordsAccording to Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the US National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA) May 2014 has been the warmest in recorded history. The global and land temperatures during the month have deviated by 0.76°C and are expected to worsen du...
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  • Fresh water found on land has only two primary sources - melting of ice, and rain. Harvesting rain is crucial for sustaining both the surface and sub-soil water sources. That this has been well understood throughout rural India historically is evident from the numerous age-old water harvesting syste...
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  • 1999 was an interesting real estate year for Mehdiganj village in Uttar Pradesh. Someone began buying up land adjoining a soft drink factory owned by the Parle Company. They also began buying land from the farmers except the farmers had no idea as to whom they were selling the land to. As the bounda...
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  • About the forum:As part of World Environmental Day, the Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society and Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Ltd., in cooperation with the Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA), will host a 'Forum on Technology for Decentralized Wastew...
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  • 80 countries join hands to save world's oceansAt the recently held Global Oceans Action Summit for Blue Growth and Food Security, nearly 80 countries have decided to collectively tackle climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution to save oceans across the world. The Summit has also ...
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  • Many great civilisations have thrived near rivers with people moving in search of water across swathes of lands. The same holds true for present day Punjab, especially its farmers. Ajaib Singh migrated to Bhawanigarh in Sangrur eight years back. He sold off 4 acres of his ancestral farmland at Sand...
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Though informal e-waste handling, segregation and import are prohibited by the law, e-waste business is thriving in the country.

Take a walk through the maze of lanes at Seelampur in north-east Delhi, you could see small children rummaging through electronic waste that has made its way here from all over north India. They segregate end-of-life electrical and electronic products, prise them apart, put them through acid wash and also burn circuit boards in the hope of extracting precious metals. From old electronics to spent batteries, they handle all items that head to the waste pile with bare hands.

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We are in an apartment in chennai and have soak pits overflowing frequently and needs removal of waste water every 2 to 3 days. What would an ideal remedy be for the situation? Is there any solution provider in chennai?

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We wish to get into waste water treatment (STP) & (ETP). Can someone help us understand and calculate investments and returns for small to mid size treatment plants. Plant size: 1 MLD to 10 MLD

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Panna locals stand against Ken-Betwa river link

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The water of East Kali is heavily polluted. It would hopefully change with the NGT taking notice of it.

Rampura, situated in Bulandshahr district in western Uttar Pradesh, is one of the 1,200 villages on the banks of the 300-km long East Kali, a tributary of the Ganges. The river is named after goddess Kali who, according to the Hindu mythology, is fierce and fights evil by ingesting it.

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A hard-hitting documentary film ‘Kakkoos’ looks at the politics behind the banned practice of manual scavenging and how the civil society connives to keep it alive.

Kakkoos, a compelling documentary film on manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu is all about showing the practice as it is without any filter. The pictures are shocking and watching them is easier said than done -- toilets teeming with shit, sanitary napkins lying scattered, people collecting faeces with their uncovered hands, cleaning hazardous medical waste, handling maggot-ridden corpses and much more.

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Dear Sir, I am working with design of STP for both residential as well as industrial buildings. Please provide the standard rules/regulations to be checked every time we propose a STP. Please provide a rule book or a publication with the following details. Despite searching strenuously all PCB notifications or standards, I couldn't find the details clearly.

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I live in a gated community location where each villa has about two septic tanks in the garden area and two in the patio. As a result, there is a smell of urine that lingers around in these areas constantly. What can be done to prevent this?

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Sir, we live in an apartment where the recycled water and the fresh water is stored side by side. There is a wall that divides these 2 tanks. Is it safe to continue this method of storage? Is there any regulation or case law to restrict this practice?

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While the states prepare to build their smart cities, we look at the feasibility of the government’s smart city mission.

India's urbanisation continues unabated but most of its 53-million plus cities offer an appallingly low quality of life. Ten of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in India as per a report by the World Health Organization.

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