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Latest Articles in water scarcity

Action plan to revive 100 water-stressed districts

On the back of India’s ongoing water crisis, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her union budget speech highlighted that there are 100 water-stressed districts in the country. Writes Saravanam Panneer Selvam, General Manager, Grundfos India

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KMDA prioritizes of installing Water Meter to check on wastage

Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), in collaboration with Madhyamgram municipality, has started installing water meters in households to check wastage of water. Madhyamgram municipality has already installed water meter in around 2,000 households that fall under its 14 wards, under a pilot project, intending to determine the wastage of drinking water if there is any. All the other households too will get a water meter in the phased manner.

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PCMC pledges for Adequate Water Supply

In a bitter situation last year, over 25 lakh residents of Pimpri-Chinchwad were affected by acute water shortage. However, the situation can improve for better in 2020 as the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has “promised” to improve the water supply system

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Rethinking water management through a circular economy

Water is a limited resource and it is currently being monopolized in an unregulated manner. The general perception is that freshwater can only be used once. A conscious thought must be given to recycling or reusing the same water for multiple purposes.

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Smart cities will Require an Institutional Approach to Address the Water Crisis

Institutional mechanisms have played an important role in determining how cities have coped with the provision of infrastructure – especially with regards to water supply. The state has long been entrusted with the responsibility of actual provision of services as a ‘public good’ – to be offered on a best effort, but largely unaccounted for basis, i.e. as part of a social contract. As a result, State Government entities – such as Public Health Engineering Departments, Water Supply & Sewerage/ Drainage Boards held primary sway over-provision of services, and in very large cities, municipal bodies themselves were assigned the actual responsibility for the provision of services.

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Fueling a more sustainable future through WaterTech vending machines

Large-scale IoT-based water purification systems along with sustainable technologies have lately offered a ray of hope in the fight against the imminent water crisis. They are providing people an uninterrupted supply of potable drinking water through energy-efficient systems.

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'Water Conservation And Sewage Disposal Essential Issues'

The workshop titled 'Transforming the Najafgarh Basin' was held under the aegis of DLF Foundation, India Water Partnership, a non-profit organization with a goal of promoting integrated water resources management, and INTACH

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Water level in 91 major reservoirs dips

The states which have recorded less storage vis-a-vis the corresponding period last year are Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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