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  • The http://rainwaterharvesting.org site has a map of Delhi showing geology, water level, water quality and giving recommendations for rainwater harvesting in different areas.View the map here: http://www.rainwaterharvesting.org/index_files/intro_map.htmThe information may be out of date.Image source...
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  • ExploreYou can harvest rainwater in your house, factory or office. Read these case studies about families and companies who have successfully harvested rainwater in their premises, proving that rainwater harvesting is both feasible and beneficial. These case studies, written by Shree Padre, have bee...
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  • Guest Post by: Deepak Bharti, SSVKImage and Content Courtesy: SSVK Floods have once again unleashed their havoc in North Bihar, this time ravaging Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga Districts. The floods this time have been caused by a major breach of 60 meters on the right embankment of Bagmati r...
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  • Queries, request for information & additional clarifications can be sought via the comments section.Download here: Rapid assessment report - Tilak Tajpur Panchayat
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  • Photograph of flooding due to breach in Bagmati's embankment, taken by NGO: Ghoghardiha Prakhand Swarajya Vikas Sangh, Madhubani"The Bagmati River in north Bihar breached its embankment near Tajpur in Runnisayedpur block of Bihar's Sitamarhi District on Saturday August 1st 2009 betweeen 04 and 05 ho...
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  • Image & Content Courtesy: Solution Exchange Solution Exchange for the Water Community in India is a group of professionals from a wide range of organizations and perspectives who are dedicated to addressing water and environmental sanitation challenges in rural and urban areas in India - includ...
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  • The 21st European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies (ECMSAS) is scheduled for July 26-29 2010 at the University of Bonn (Germany). As part of the conference a Coordinated Session focusing on Human Health in Urban & Peri-Urban South Asia is being organized to highlight the examination of h...
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  • This article is about an experiment taken up by Sambhaav Trust with communities in Barmer (district of Rajasthan), which tells us about the development of the rural area and how to bring about self sustainability to rural society. Readers may kindly write in with their feedback in the comments or to...
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  • SAWAS (South Asian Water Studies) calls for papers on longer-term perspectives on water governance and management (reform) in India. The papers should not exceed 5000 words (including references and footnotes). We are inviting original, well argued and accessibly written analyses of water sector ref...
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  • There is no other word that can aptly describe water - Blue Gold. Today I was watching the movie - Blue Gold - World Water Wars. A must see movie for environment and water enthusiasts. The movie starts with a true story of a Californian gold hunter - how his body got transformed into a quasi corpse...
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  • Currently I am reading this book - "The Humanure Handbook" by Joseph Jenkins. I am impressed. If there is one thing human beings don't want to talk about, it is their excreta. I don't remember discussing managing the excreta with anyone - either at home or at school. All I knew about excreta was tha...
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  • Last Wednesday, this rural Australian town 100 miles south of Sydney, made history with its near-unanimous consensus to ban the sale of bottled water. At the town meeting of 350 voters, only 2 voted against the ban. This indicates an increasing awareness of the futility of the bottled water and its ...
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  • From Rohini Nilekani's "Uncommon Ground" column in Livemint==================================================================================== As always, the monsoon may or may not come in time and in adequate quantity across the country. As always, again, people who live in the dry areas of the c...
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  • The Water Portal had previously covered ASHWAS, an ambitious water and sanitation survey in Karnataka conducted by Arghyam and partner organisations. Read the past entries on this here: https://www.indiawaterportal.org/blog/?s=Anatomy+of+A+Survey The data analysis phase has been completed. The ASH...
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  • An interactive, animated tool on good water management by CEE and UNEPWatch Movie
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  • An earlier press release from IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials) announced the Uniform Plumbing Code - India (UPC-I) and the PEEP (Plumbing Education to Employment Program). See here for details. The PEEP is a comprehensive industry focused program with structu...
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  •  The state government of Uttarakhand promised immediate suspension of all works on the two projects Bhairoghati and Pala-Maneri in its letter of 19th June, 2008 and expressed its full commitment for conservation of River Bhagirathi in its natural form ‘from Gangotri to Uttarakashi’. However...
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  • In order that is likely to have far reaching implications on water governance in India, the Central Information Commission(CIC) has directed the Union Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) that “any study about water-flow in the river systems of the country must be made available to the general public...
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  •       Pepsico, the manufacturer of Pepsi and several other beverage and snack products has been working on the area of "Direct Seeding of Rice" for 5 years now.  This is  part of the CSR initiatives of Pepsico where they have been working for the past 20...
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  • View discussion paper: energy-water-action-study-discussion-paper-june-2009 Dear Sir / Madam, Ground water pumping using electricity is a complex issue, leaving all actors - the farmers, distribution company, State government and environment conscious analysts - frustrated and dissatisfied. Farmers ...
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Farmers meet, talk, exchange ideas, watch films and more at the Pani Panchayat in Maharashtra, a voluntary movement to connect farmers and build knowledge and resource groups.

The 1972 drought in Maharashtra affected several villages and talukas. Farmers in Purandhar taluka in Pune district decided to get together and discuss how to improve their situation so that they would not be as severely affected by poor rainfall in the future. Thus was born Pani Panchayat.

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