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Ground Water 2016: India’s water lifeline continues to bleed

Ground Water 2016: India’s water lifeline continues to bleed | water india | Scoop.it
Summer of 2016 saw thirteen Indian states grappling with severest drought greatly fueling the ongoing depletion of aquifers. Then the supposedly surplus southwest monsoon also fell short by 3 per cent further stressing the falling groundwater table. At the same time the pollution of surface water sources, which function as recharge point for ground water,…
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....Groundwater is central to the water sector in India. At present 65 per cent of the total agriculture area is irrigated by the groundwater...
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Namami Gange nudges ahead as government launches new initiatives

Namami Gange nudges ahead as government launches new initiatives | water india | Scoop.it
The Ganga Eco-Task Force and village-level initiatives to manage sewage see light of day
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reinforcing the vision of a clean Ganga

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BMC wakes up to groundwater ‘crisis’

BMC wakes up to groundwater ‘crisis’ | water india | Scoop.it
On the back of a poor monsoon this year, the BMC is set to conduct a pilot study on the “effect of excess groundwater withdrawal.
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Such an important issue and yet small funding to address the ongoing urban groundwater crisis. Collecting dug/bore well data on yield, depths, flow, location, etc. in real time and using emergent 3D software to visualise plus run simulations would be ideal to achieve complete overview and master planning
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Southwest monsoon is weakening as Indian Ocean warms rapidly

Southwest monsoon is weakening as Indian Ocean warms rapidly | water india | Scoop.it
A study shows that surface temperatures of the Indian Ocean have risen by up to 1.2°C in the past century, much larger than warming trends in other tropical oceans
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Solving Bangalore's water woes

Solving Bangalore's water woes | water india | Scoop.it
How Bangalore handles its water problems has implications for all of India's cities that are either water-starved or are
responsible for acute water mismanagement
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Local expert explains why the Karnataka government will have to evacuate half of Bangalore in the next 10 years, due to water scarcity, contamination of water and diseases. Department of Mines and Geology of the Karnataka government reveal that 52 per cent of the borewell water, and 59 per cent of the tap water in Bangalore is undrinkable and contains 8.4 per cent and 19 per cent E.coli bacteria respectively.

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Watch the Global Premiere of Origins the Movie — Origins Movie

Watch the Global Premiere of Origins the Movie — Origins Movie | water india | Scoop.it
From November 13th through November 22nd, watch the feature-length movie Origins for FREE from filmmaker Pedram Shojai.
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A must  see documentary of the current state of our ecosystems and its relation to our health.

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a must see documentary on the state of our ecosystems and its relation to our health. 

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‘Zero tillage’ method to save labour and water - Hindustan Times

Now, Indian farmers can grow paddy within days of harvesting their wheat crops — and that, too, without ploughing the field.
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Track Monsoon 2014

Track Monsoon 2014 | water india | Scoop.it
When will the Monsoon reach your state? India Environment Portal brings to you the realtime monsoon monitoring and forecasts provided by Indian Meteorologial Department (IMD) along with an update on the steps taken and contemplated to be taken by Ministry Of Agriculture, India to tackle any situation arising out of deficient rainfall as forecast by IMD
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Groundwater - Understanding the basics - A comprehensive FAQ manual by Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra

Groundwater - Understanding the basics - A comprehensive FAQ manual by Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra | water india | Scoop.it
Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra develops a simple question and answer format Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Groundwater.
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Groundwater insight and manual for understanding the essence and importance of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle. 

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India's level of water stress is high: researchers | India Water Portal

India's level of water stress is high: researchers | India Water Portal | water india | Scoop.it
News daily - India among the most water stressed countries in the world, centre provides financial support to states for setting up small hydro projects, NGT puts a nationwide ban on burning plastic or rubber.
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Groundwater - Understanding the basics - A comprehensive FAQ manual by Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra | India Water Portal

Groundwater - Understanding the basics - A comprehensive FAQ manual by Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra | India Water Portal | water india | Scoop.it
Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra develops a simple question and answer format Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Groundwater.
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Explain sewage disposal action plan, BMC told - The Times of India

Explain sewage disposal action plan, BMC told - The Times of India | water india | Scoop.it
The coastal authority has directed BMC commissioner Sitaram Kunte to explain the civic body’s action plan to treat sewage before discharging it into the sea.
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Implemnetation is always better than ideas. currently increase in coastal water contamination requires immediate turnkey vendors commissioning treatment plants within a few years before its too late.

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Sikkim villagers revive lake dry for 25 years | India Water Portal

Sikkim villagers revive lake dry for 25 years | India Water Portal | water india | Scoop.it
News this week: Sikkim villagers revive lake, power production from Kudankulam nuclear plant begins and solar micro-grid project to come up in Bihar.
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UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world | water india | Scoop.it
Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’
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Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’
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India likely to witness more extreme weather events

India likely to witness more extreme weather events | water india | Scoop.it
Seasonal rainfall in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh has been historically high this year
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With increasing fluctuating precipitation pattern, the infrastructure and real estate sector must adapt to more stringent norms and policies to reduce risks, costs and water scarcity.

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Is sewage farming safe?

Is sewage farming safe? | water india | Scoop.it
Madhya Pradesh's order to destroy crops cultivated using sewage has triggered a debate over the age old practice of using wastewater for irrigation
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Cyclone Ashobaa slows monsoon progress in India

Cyclone Ashobaa slows monsoon progress in India | water india | Scoop.it
El Nino is expected to cause further disruptions to rainfall patterns this year
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India’s groundwater crisis

India’s groundwater crisis | water india | Scoop.it
Wyrwoll reviews the drivers and consequences of India's unsustainable groundwater depletion.
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groundwater depletion, food and water security is just the top of the iceberg.

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Ganga makes waves in Modi govt, but there are few steering its Mission Ganga

Ganga makes waves in Modi govt, but there are few steering its Mission Ganga | water india | Scoop.it
The other 25-odd people currently working in the mission are all on contract, many of them for three years, working on various projects.
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Make India drought-proof

Make India drought-proof | water india | Scoop.it
METEOROLOGISTS ARE still not sure of the timing and intensity of El Niño. But it is clear that this monsoon will not be normal and there is a serious possibility that some parts of the country
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despite governmental water missions within urban and rural India, food and water security scenarios must be conveyed my efficiently at all levels to truly understand/apply viable and sustainable methodologies to avoid drought predictions to escalate further.   

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New thinking and cost reduction in drip irrigation

New thinking and cost reduction in drip irrigation | water india | Scoop.it
A farmer in Madhya Pradesh uses discarded saline bottles to irrigate fields
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Ajay Kumar, chief scientist,Agricultural Research Institute in Patna gives another estimate. According to him, drip irrigation technology costs at least Rs 1.25 lakh  (2050 US$) per hectare. “The maintenance cost is high too. But Parmar’s indigenous system has minimal installation cost and no maintenance cost,” he adds.

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Improved sanitation can reduce diarrhoea cases by 47%

Improved sanitation can reduce diarrhoea cases by 47% | water india | Scoop.it
Policy matters this week: Diarrhoea cases can come down with improved sanitation, SC tells Centre to appoint Regulator for environment matters and new water scheme for rural areas.
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Yet another lake becomes a dump in Chennai | India Water Portal

Yet another lake becomes a dump in Chennai | India Water Portal | water india | Scoop.it
Sewage, garbage and partially treated wastewater now fill the once clean Vengaivasal-Perumbakkam lake.
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Andhra to challenge Krishna tribunal award in Supreme Court

Andhra to challenge Krishna tribunal award in Supreme Court | water india | Scoop.it
Final award on sharing Krishna waters takes away most of the surplus water given to the state by earlier tribunal
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Maharashtra’s common effluent treatment plants fail to meet standards

Maharashtra’s common effluent treatment plants fail to meet standards | water india | Scoop.it
Latest weekly report of state pollution control board says only seven CETPs meet standards for treated effluent water
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