User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Rainwater Harvesting
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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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Chennai Buzz: Road widening, beautification, flood mitigation — and all that made news last week 2.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Start your week by catching up on some of the buzz in your city last week. A quick recap of some important headlines. »
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HMWSSB links rainwater harvesting to tanker tariff 1.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Linking RWH photos with CAN, must by June 30
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Rainwater harvesting system unavailable at 9 metro stns: DMRC 27.4.2018 General News
Rainwater harvesting systems at nine metro stations in Delhi and Noida cannot be installed because the minimum land required for constructing it is not available, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has told the National Green Tribunal. The submission came in response the query by the tribunal which had asked the DMRC to explain why rainwater harvesting system was not possible on certain stretches. In January, the tribunal had issued a bailable warrant issued against DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh for the failure of its officials to appear before it to apprise it about the installation of rainwater harvesting systems. An areas of 36 square metres is required for installation of rain water harvesting system, DMRC told the NGT. In its reply to the tribunal, the DMRC told a bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim that nine stations in the Phase I and Phase II of the project do not have the required land for installation. "Out of 107 elevated stations of Phase I
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Sustainable technologies for city infrastructure 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Waste-to-energy plants, RWH, and solar power can obviate the need for dependence on municipal services for waste collection, water supply boards and centralised power grids. By M.A. Siraj
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Chromepet, Pallavaram residents hit by water scarcity 23.3.2018 Hindu: Home
The taps bringing Palar water have almost gone dry; supply is down to once in seven days
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Well stocked for summer, says Water Board MD 14.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
Rain water harvesting structures in commercial, residential complexes made compulsory
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Well stocked for summer, says Water Board MD 14.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Rain water harvesting structures in commercial, residential complexes made compulsory
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Water Board to felicitate RWH builders 12.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Nominations invited from apartment complexes, gated communities and colonies
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Rainwater harvesting structures raise groundwater table 23.2.2018 Hindu: Home

The city-based NGO, Siruthuli’s efforts in construction of rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures in public places across the city has helped in improving the groundwater table, says a release.

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Water warning still holds 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Water warning still holds Barely a week after an alarmist BBC report warned that Bengaluru will be the next city to run out of water, the Cauvery verdict comes as a relief. Yet, the allocation of an additional 4.75 TMCFt of water for the city does little to reverse a disturbing trend: Lack of any serious, concerted attempt to recharge the groundwater table, rejuvenate lakes and treat and reuse its waste water. Backed by well-researched studies, scientists have clearly indicated that if a well structured recharge-recycle-reuse policy is in place, Bengaluru can potentially be a water-surplus city. But half-hearted measures with little planning have left the city in an inglorious mess. To make it worse, over 40% of the Cauvery water supplied in the city is lost due to inefficient distribution and pilferage. Antiquated plumping system The BBC report had dubbed the citys plumbing system as antiquated and in need of an urgent upheaval. Citing a 2014 study, the report also observed that the city loses over half ...
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City didn't depend on lakes for water after 1896: Expert 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru city never actually depended on lakes for their water source after 1896, says Rainwater Harvesting Club founder S Vishwanath. Only till 1895, when the citys population was just around 30,000, did people relied on these water bodies. According to BWSSB, till 1896, unfiltered water was supplied to the city through the Kalyani system from a number of tanks such as Dharmambudhi, Sampangi, Ulsoor and Sankey. This was supplemented by local wells and stepped ponds. Vishwanath rubbishes reports that Bengaluru is about to run out of water. "Cauvery water replaced the source of water from lakes, wells and step ponds. There is now a huge potential in harvesting rainwater in the city, which could easily act as a supplementary source," he adds. The city, on an average, receives around 3,000 MLD (Million Litres Daily) of water. If at least half of this is conserved, then there can be a sustainable alternate source of water, says Vishwanath. But compliance on RWH is extremely low. "People should start doing ...
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Water warning still holds 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Barely a week after an alarmist BBC report warned that Bengaluru will be the next city to run out of water, the Cauvery verdict comes as a relief. Yet, the allocation of an additional 4.75 TMCFt of water for the city does little to reverse a disturbing trend: Lack of any serious, concerted attempt to recharge the groundwater table, rejuvenate lakes and treat and reuse its waste water. Backed by well-researched studies, scientists have clearly indicated that if a well structured recharge-recycle-reuse policy is in place, Bengaluru can potentially be a water-surplus city. But half-hearted measures with little planning have left the city in an inglorious mess. To make it worse, over 40% of the Cauvery water supplied in the city is lost due to inefficient distribution and pilferage. Antiquated plumping system The BBC report had dubbed the citys plumbing system as antiquated and in need of an urgent upheaval. Citing a 2014 study, the report also observed that the city loses over half of its drinking water to ...
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Efficient Water Management Policy of Railways 9.2.2018 General News
Efficient Water Management Policy of Railways
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Efficient Water Management Policy of Railways 9.2.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Indian Railways’ Water Policy has been formulated with the objective is to improve water use efficiency by effective demand and supply management, installing water efficient systems and setting up Water Recycling Plants on railway land.
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Rainwater harvesting: Record fine in January 7.2.2018 Hindu: Home
BWSSB levied penalty of ₹2.23 crore — the highest in one month since it started the drive in mid-2016
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Work on water schemes to be expedited 30.1.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Contractors expected to mark 20 to 30 percent progress, says Water Board MD
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Buildings sans RWH pits to attract punitive action 6.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
House owner and corresponding official will be held responsible, says KTR
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Making the city water secure 5.1.2018 Hindu: Home
RWH, recycling, reducing pollution of lakes, and upgrading supply infrastructure are crucial. By S. Vishwanath
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How to start harvesting rainwater at your home in Chennai 12.12.2017 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Contrary to what many believe, rainwater harvesting has significant monetary as well as environmental benefits. So if you are still unsure of why and how you should go about it, here's a quick overview. ...
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