Water Management

  • People in remote hamlets left out by previous schemes like Swajal and Sector Wide Approach Program of the Uttarakhand Jal Nigam and Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan longed for household-level piped water supply for drinking and domestic purposes. People’s Science Institute (PSI), a not for profit organisa...
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  • Many organizations, individuals already working in the field of water have shown genuine interests to be partner in this pan-India programme, Jal Jeevan Mission. Thus, JJM aims to harness the huge potential of the local community through Voluntary Organizations (VOs), Non-Governmental...
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  • About the conference:  Aqua Foundation’s World Aqua Congress (Conference & Exhibition) brings water, environment and related professionals from around the world and offers new insights into how cutting edge research, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major tra...
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  • Government prepares strict directives to prevent groundwater wastage With an aim to evolve and implement mechanisms with coercive measures, including penalty, for wasting groundwater, the Union Jal Shakti Ministry has submitted directives in this regard for approval to the National Green Tribunal (...
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  • A civic body frees a river instead of concretising it, for the first time Under the Centre’s ‘Smart Cities’ mission, funds were allocated to the Nashik Municipal Corporation for Godavari riverfront development. However, the funds are instead being used for decommissioning the riverfont projec...
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  • Floods coupled with erosion increase the woes of Bihar In the midst of the increasing havoc of floods in Bihar, people are also fearful of erosion. The rising rivers and the speedy flow of water has caused erosion at several places in the region forcing people inhabiting the place since a long time...
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  • IUKWC has put together a set of interviews with researchers from six Indo-UK projects that provide an overview of their research outputs and how these can support water operations, management and/or decision making. Fully interactive - interviewees will be available to answer your questio...
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  • India’s Himalayan rivers have been a cradle of civilisational development and a centre for faith and culture for ages. Ganga being a fertile basin has been a significant contributor to our agricultural economy as well as our river-based agrarian development. It cannot be visualised simply as a sin...
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  • Indore once again tops the Swachh Survekshan 2020 in the cleanest city category Fourth time in a row, Indore has once again won accolades for being the cleanest city in the country in Swachh Survekshan 2020, followed by Surat and Navi Mumbai. Commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development, Swach...
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  • The wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water invites articles for publication in its 8th volume (March 2021). The deadline for submission is October 15, 2020. The authors to write research, review and case studies including but not limited to the following topics: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WAS...
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  • For about last three weeks, Dhananjay Kumar along with his wife and children have been living on the embankment under their plastic shed following the late night July floods that submerged their house. He tells the India Water Portal, "From the morning of July 20, water started spreading in the are...
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  • About Arghyam Arghyam is a registered public charitable foundation that has been working on safe and sustainable water for the last 15 years. It has 3 focus areas of intervention in water – groundwater, springs and water quality. All the 3 areas have built up momentum and created signif...
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  • About Arghyam  Arghyam is a registered public charitable foundation that has been working on safe and sustainable water for the last 15 years. It has 3 focus areas of intervention in water – groundwater, springs and water quality. All the 3 areas have built up momentum and created ...
    Swati Bansalposted 3 weeks 4 days agoread more
  • Lockdown in April to May 2020 due to COVID-19 led to the mass migration of workers from the cities to villages. Despite strict measures by the government to stop any movement, people facing lost jobs and high cost of living in the cities began to walk back or use whatever transportation was availabl...
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  • The Consortium for DEWATS™ Dissemination (CDD) Society is organising an "Online Training on DEWATS" to impart the knowledge and skills required for planning, designing, implementing, and managing DEWATS™ (Decentralised Wastewater Treatment System). The intended participants are Engineers, U...
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  • NGT bans granting general permissions for groundwater extraction to commercial entities Finding no merit in CGWA’s plea that stringent curbs on groundwater use will have an adverse impact on industrial production, employment opportunities and the economy of some states, the National Green Tribuna...
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  • Monsoon 2020: Countrywide deficit of 10 percent in July; September may have heavy rains As per data from the India Meteorological Department, July experienced deficient rains due to a monsoon trough (line of low pressure) moving towards the Himalayan foothills repeatedly, which left many parts of n...
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  • "All of a sudden, water entered the house at night. Goods and cattle were submerged. There is no place to eat or drink. We have been in trouble for three days, but no one has come to help us.” The elderly Gauri Singh complains, with mixed feelings of anger, pain and helplessness.  Gauri Sing...
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  • Flood havoc continues to increase in Bihar. Until recently, the effect of flood was only in eight districts across the state but now it has spread to ten districts. According to the latest data by the Disaster Management Department, floodwater has inundated 426 panchayats in ten districts and affec...
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  • Date:  Wednesday 5th August 2020  Time:  2:30 pm- 4:00 pm IST. Language- English Join Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89134267770?pwd=NGZGNmZnWXNrYmE0T3hqeklhNVFqUT09 Meeting ID: 891 3426 7770, Passcode: 771858 For further deatils, download the event brochure attached below.&nbs...
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PSI addresses the shortage of safe drinking water in remote Uttarakhand villages through a participatory community-based approach to springshed management.

People in remote hamlets left out by previous schemes like Swajal and Sector Wide Approach Program of the Uttarakhand Jal Nigam and Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan longed for household-level piped water supply for drinking and domestic purposes. People’s Science Institute (PSI), a not for profit organisation based in Dehradun took up a drinking water and sanitation program with the active participation of local User Water and Sanitation Sub Committees (UWSSCs) through the support of The Hans Foundation in 2016.

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Many organizations, individuals already working in the field of water have shown genuine interests to be partner in this pan-India programme, Jal Jeevan Mission. Thus, JJM aims to harness the huge potential of the local community through Voluntary Organizations (VOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), social service & charity organizations, and professionals working in drinking water sector, who are willing to work towards mobilizing and enhancing the capacities of the communities to achieve the goal of the mission.

September 16, 2020 12:00AM

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October 29, 2020 9:00AM - October 30, 2020 6:00PM

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Government prepares strict directives to prevent groundwater wastage

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A civic body frees a river instead of concretising it, for the first time

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Swollen rivers engulf houses and erode banks in Bihar while the government turns a blind eye to this annual misery.

Floods coupled with erosion increase the woes of Bihar

In the midst of the increasing havoc of floods in Bihar, people are also fearful of erosion. The rising rivers and the speedy flow of water has caused erosion at several places in the region forcing people inhabiting the place since a long time to migrate to safer places.. 

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IUKWC has put together a set of interviews with researchers from six Indo-UK projects that provide an overview of their research outputs and how these can support water operations, management and/or decision making.

Fully interactive - interviewees will be available to answer your questions during two hour windows

Bilingual - a transcript in Hindi, will be made available for each video

September 9, 2020 11:30AM - September 9, 2020 1:30PM

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There is an urgent need to prioritise uninterrupted river flow over unpolluted flow in the Namami Gange programme.

India’s Himalayan rivers have been a cradle of civilisational development and a centre for faith and culture for ages. Ganga being a fertile basin has been a significant contributor to our agricultural economy as well as our river-based agrarian development. It cannot be visualised simply as a single river flowing through the northern states, but as a complex system of tributaries, main river and geological balances in alluvial geography.

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Indore once again tops the Swachh Survekshan 2020 in the cleanest city category

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The wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water invites articles for publication in its 8th volume (March 2021). The deadline for submission is October 15, 2020. The authors to write research, review and case studies including but not limited to the following topics:

October 15, 2020 12:00AM

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