User: phemk23 Topic: Water Reform
Category: Water Reform :: Drinking water
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Bengaluru is treating groundwater like ‘overdrawn credit card’ 25.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Aquifers in Bengaluru are over-exploited. Experts feel it is just a matter of time for parts of Bengaluru to be forced into a Capetown-like situation. World Resource Institute calls for a paradigm shift, from linear, centralised model to circular decentralised model of water supply. »
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Water infrastructure: Smart meters to manage an essential commodity 11.7.2018 Sify Finance
"Composite Water Management Index" report released by the NITI Aayog recently highlights the issues confronting water management in India. A multi-pronged approach to tackle these problems is warranted. In a world where technology and infrastructure create synergies, smart water meters are one component of the strategy that can help us mitigate the water crisis.
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When the hills go thirsty 24.6.2018 DNA: Top News
It is summertime and Shimla is a busy place. There are travellers to be checked-in, woollens to be sold at discounted 'summer' prices and tourists waiting to be shown around the mountain vistas. But, there is one thing whose mention is enough for everyone to pause and reflect on — water or the lack of it. There is an unconcealed unanimity across government offices, hotels and homes in the hill town, commercial establishments on the famous Mall Road and villages on the outskirts that the water crisis this summer is the worst that Shimla has ever faced. While the scarcity has always reared its head each summer, locals and experts admit that the acute crisis, which lasted over three weeks between May 20 and June 12, is unprecedented. "We did not have water for 15 days at a stretch. It was an ordeal for all of us in the neighbourhood. It was especially hard on all the women as taps ran dry even at the public toilets. We had to send our kids to relatives' homes in other cities," said Soma Jaiswal, 77, a ...
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Cabinet approves the extension of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Netherlands on technical cooperation in the field of Spatial Planning, Water Management and Mobility Management 6.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
  The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Netherlands on technical cooperation in the field of Spatial Planning, Water Management and Mobility Management in April, 2018.
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Summer 2018 sees fewer protests for water 2.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
The city received nearly 250 mm rainfall in the month of May
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In Rockfort City, civic water managers are a relieved lot 23.5.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Summer showers and release of water from Mettur dam have eased pressure
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Water supply disruption 18.5.2018 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
The Kerala Water Authority has informed that water supply to areas including Vellayambalam, Sasthamangalam, Pippinmoodu, Jawahar Nagar, Oolampara, Per
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Water treatment project remains a non-starter 15.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Land identification hassles sound its death knell
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Recycled water an untapped resource 25.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Anna University study says grey water can supply 30% of Chennai’s requirements by 2030
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Rights panel asks KWA to restore water supply 23.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Supply disrupted in Kaloor after building collapse last week
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Facing shortage, Gujarat seeks more than double Narmada water from MP 12.4.2018 Latest News
Amidst the ongoing water crisis even as summer sets in, Gujarat has now sought more than double the amount of water from Madhya Pradesh. Due to water shortage, while MP releases 600 cusecs of water daily, Gujarat has asked the same to be increased to 1500 cusecs.While it has been facing crisis on both agricultural and domestic fronts, Gujarat government has cited impact of lower quantity of water on coastal and marine environment as the reason in its demand.The demand has been made to the Narmada Control Authority (NCA), a nodal agency managing water allocation. Nitin Patel, deputy chief minister of Gujarat, however, has stated that the government has sought more Narmada waters on a "permanent basis" and not because of water shortage currently. "We have sought it looking at the environment impact it will have on the coastal and marine bio diversity. It is necessary for more waters to be released."According to Patel, the demand for more Narmada water has been made in order to protect ..
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Local bodies fail to supply potable water to drought-hit areas 9.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Opening of water kiosks in municipalities and grama panchayats in limbo
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LDF govt to keep its poll promise: Minister 8.4.2018 Hindu: National
Assures that water tariff will not be increased
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KWA steps up measures to tackle drought in Kannur 31.3.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Drying up of rivers a concern; water level being maintained at Pazhassi reservoir
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Prudent water management by adivasis shows the way 29.3.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Spilt water is collected and sent back into a well
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Thrissur roads to go modern 27.3.2018 Hindu: Technology
Junction development, water supply too get priority in Corporation budget
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Thrissur roads to go modern 27.3.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Junction development, water supply too get priority in Corporation budget
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US govt's OPIC commits $12.5 mn loan for clean drinking water in India 26.3.2018 General News
The US government development fund arm OPIC has committed USD 12.5 million loan for a project to deliver affordable clean drinking water to low and middle-income groups in India. The loan will go to the Indian subsidiary of California based WaterHealth International Inc -- WaterHealth India Pvt Ltd -- to install 900 decentralised plants to purify water on site and sell it at price three to four times lower than bottled water alternatives currently available in the market. The USD 12.5 million (Rs 80 crore) loan from the Overseas Private Investment Arm (OPIC) will go to a project that will expand access to affordable clean drinking water to millions of low and middle-income people in India, OPIC said in a statement. The clean water vending machines are to be installed at places like railway stations, bus stations, shopping malls, public and private institutions or any high footfall location where consumers are able to purchase purified water ranging in amounts from 300 ml to 5 ...
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Solving water problems: Small stories, big lessons from Bengaluru 22.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru tends to be in the news for its water doomsday stories - a city running out of water, the "water tanker mafia" and lest we forget, its frothing, foaming lakes catching fire. A city's story, however, is always more nuanced than the headlines it makes, and often stories of solutions to these problems remain hidden and untold. There are countless stories of the city's individuals and its communities, each responding to these problems in their own little ways. Controlling consumption In India, a city's systems are meant to be based on its residents' entitlement to consume 135 litres per day (135 LPCD). In reality, we find that in Bengaluru, middle and upper middle classes may actually consume upwards of 250 LPCD - especially when they reside in apartments and layouts. However, many such communities have themselves shown how this can change. For example, many apartments have metred water consumption in individual flats reviving open wells and have imposed carefully crafted tariffs. These stories ...
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AMC: Time to wind up 24X7 water supply plan? 22.3.2018 DNA: India
Following the footsteps of Pune Municipal Corporation, the local civic body in 2012 had decided to provide 24X7 water supply to citizens. Three wards were selected for the pilot project. However, with the present water crisis in the city, many people believe that it might be time to wind up the project. "There is no proper policy or water management system," said Mahesh Pandya, a city-based environmentalist. "On what basis are they claiming to provide 24X7 water? People need to use water judiciously. Those who can afford will use more water, and those who can't will decrease their usage." According to him, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has wasted more than Rs 500 crore on the project. "Where do they stand after six years of announcement? Forget about getting round-the-clock water, the BJP-run civic body has failed to provide two hours of sufficient water to citizens," said former leader of opposition Badruddin Shaikh. He said the project was a gimmick for political gains. "No one in the city is ...
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