News and Articles

  • Sundrerajan Krishnan,et al, study the recent spread of reverse osmosis technology for treating domestic water in Gujarat and analyse various economical, social and cultural factors associated with it. They express concern over safe disposal of the effluent water generated by these RO plants.Click he...
    Rama Maniposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • A document in Gujarati describing the situation of the Hamirsar Lake in Bhuj, Katch and the work being done by some community organisations towards improving the lake's condition.Click here
    Rama Maniposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • We foresee that this data can be useful in making rainwater harvesting and water balance estimates, in various research areas, climate change adaptation studies and more. We also believe in the democratising effect of having this kind of data freely available to the general public.IntroductionMeteor...
    arunposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • A twist on RWH : fogwater harvesting in Nepal:Read More
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  •  This report found on the World Health Organisation site has been brought out by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation, that tracks the progress on target 10 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which is "To halve, by 2015, the proportion of people wit...
    ashisposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • This report includes the findings of a study by the Planning Commission sponsored by the World Health Organisation and The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) that conducted an assessment of the water and sanitation situation in India in 2002. The assessment revealed that:The agriculture sector ...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • This article on the Planning Commission site presents a review of the government figures regarding coverage of all rural habitations in the country with good drinking water supply. The article goes on to provide data on the current situation with respect to water supply coverage in the different sta...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • Not only money, villagers need knowledge too!Surekha SuleThe debate on Centralised Vs Decentralised solutions to the rural water problem is endless. There are of course advantages and disadvantages of both the systems. Nevertheless, both the options need people's participation at the local level in ...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • To measure how fast water percolates into the soil, you need to measure the time it takes for a specific amount of water to soak into a specific area of soil. The easiest way to do this is to get a length of cylindrical pipe that is sharp enough to push (or hammer) into the soil at one end. Mark it ...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • You can measure slope by making use of gravity. Find a protractor for measuring angles. Attach a straw across the straight edge of the protractor. From the very middle of the straight edge, attach a string with a small weight on the end. To measure slope, ask a friend to help. Identify a point on yo...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • The first project was conducted by the BAIF Development Research Foundation in the Hassan District of Karnataka. They created a linked network of 350 farm ponds covering 700 hectares of the watershed. All of the ponds were 3 meters deep and between 6 and 9 meters in length and width. They were conne...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • The ideal farm pond should be dug into the ground in a naturally low-lying area. Some of the soil that is removed can be used to construct an earthen berm around the pond, which should be planted with trees and grasses for stability. The shade and wind protection provided by the raised mound and veg...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • Where conditions are favorable, it is better to recharge the groundwater than to create surface ponds for storage. This approach minimizes evaporative losses, and often improves water quality. Recharge structures can be anything from a small pit simply dug into the soil, to a borewell converted for ...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • Where possible, it is much more cost effective to restore existing tanks, than to build new tanks. Restoration can involve silt removal to increase the storage capacity of the tank and reduce evaporative loss. The silt can be used to restore the earthen bund, and any remaining silt can be applied to...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • If the intention is to develop a tank by holding back a large amount of water, then the dam must be carefully designed (with the assistance of experienced local people or engineers).The outflow from the dam must be thoughtfully positioned and designed in order to regulate the quantity of flow and th...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • In addition to controlling gully erosion, check dams also serve to slow the movement of water, allowing increased percolation into the soil. Just above a check dam is a good place to put in a percolation structure. Silt that builds up behind the dam creates good farmland, which can be planted after ...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • Over the years, unchecked soil erosion can lead to the formation of deeper and deeper gullies. There are several methods for controlling gully erosion, which can be chosen depending on the materials available. If it is a small gully, vegetation can be planted in strips across the gully to slow ...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • These techniques are useful to slow runoff and erosion from sloping land, and also to revegetate degraded areas. Areas with high rainfall, steep slopes, and thin soils should use slightly graded bunds / terraces / trenches to allow some drainage.Contour TrenchesAbove an 8% slope, contour trenches ar...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • Bunds have many benefits, including marking the boundaries of farm-holdings, slowing the movement of soil and water, and providing a place for integrating trees into agricultural systems. Here are some tips for using bunds within farmland:Cattle should be kept away from the area while establishing s...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more
  • In places where the land is too degraded for agriculture and the soil is too shallow for bunding, rocks can be used to protect existing stumps from browsing and allow regeneration. Rock fences can also be used to protect areas planted with fodder species. Hardy, drought tolerant trees such as neem, ...
    rajshekarposted 11 years 1 week agoread more

Pages

News this week - No bauxite from Niyamgiri, Delhi government to incentivise solar power and amphibian species near extinction.

Dongria Kondhs win the mining battle

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

 

 

The book is a must-read for children to help them understand the importance of water conservation. Bhairavi Parekh, the author, shares her experience on writing the book and on water.

'The Water Catchers’ is a story of an unlikely hero, an unassuming boy living in the concrete, water-deprived city of Mumbai. The boy named Chintu, has a simple wish - to find water in the village called Tintodan of his forefathers.

Enthralled by his grandfather’s stories, Chintu decides to act and do something about his ancestral village, where water is still scarce.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Industry experts, water purifier companies and civil society groups talk about buyers expectations, market-centric strategies and future trends in household water purifiers for rural areas.

A recent news report said that UNICEF was promoting a machine that purifies sweat from people’s clothes to get potable drinking water (Fox News). Sounds gross? Yes, as much as this may not be to everyone’s taste, the idea was to bring out an important message - clean and safe drinking water isn't available as freely as we think.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News and Articles