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Groundwater use has doubled in Pune. Comprehensive mapping of groundwater resources and better management and governance is the need of the hour.

Pune continues to face a water crisis every summer despite having sufficient water, thanks to its geographical location and plentiful natural water assets. While enough of its water needs are taken care of by water supply from the Khadakwasla dam, the use of groundwater to meet the needs of the population continues to increase.

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While ice stupas have been hailed as sustainable solutions to the water problems of Ladakh’s villages, the locals think otherwise.

Ladakh, the arid Himalayan desert, is a high elevation borderland located close to the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir, in India. Water here originates from glaciers in the high altitude mountains that tower over Ladakh’s villages. Simple earthwork irrigation channels tap meltwater from streams that originate from these glaciers. The glaciers are extremely sensitive to seasonal variations and serious concerns have been raised in recent years on the impact of climate change on glacier recession and the subsequent sustainability of water resources in the region.

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Soon a national framework for e-flows in all major rivers

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Drinking water availability should be a top priority: NGT

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November 21, 2019 9:30AM - November 22, 2019 5:00PM

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Objectives of the course:

To equip the participants with essential techniques of data analysis using simple graphical, deterministic and statistical tools.

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Techniques and methods of handling following types of data encountered frequently by NGO workers:

January 8, 2020 9:00AM - January 11, 2020 6:00PM

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About the conference:

The thirteenth annual Global Water Alliance Conference is organized jointly with Rural Development Forum, The Institution Of Engineers (India) in partnership with Indian Institute Of Engineering Science And Technology, Shibpur on the theme of “Achieving Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (Wash) Sustainability Goals For Developing Countries” on January 4-7, 2020, Kolkata, India. 

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January 4, 2020 9:00AM - January 7, 2020 6:00PM

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In this interview, Joy talks about his work as an activist working in rural Maharashtra, and how he came to work on water conflicts in India.

To many in the water sector, K. J. Joy needs no introduction. An activist at heart, Joy is known for his untiring rights based work in mobilising communities in rural Maharashtra, and for his research work on water and water related conflicts including inter-state riparian water conflicts.

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A study using remote sensing techniques assesses significant changes in land use in Loktak lake.

Loktak, the largest freshwater lake in North East India is also known as the ‘floating lake’ for the numerous phumdis or masses of vegetation it supports. The phumdis float around on the lake’s surface due to decay from the bottom. Some are so large that the indigenous fishing folk Meiteis have constructed makeshift floating huts locally known as phumsangs on them.

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Study finds Pune's groundwater extraction doubles in 9 years

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