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The city of Chennai in India is arming itself against climate change: KfW finances sustainable rainwater management with EUR 150

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

Better protection against flooding for around 550,000 residents and business owners Securing of drinking water supplies Construction of 215 kilometres of rainwater harvesting channels and infrastructure for rainwater storage Today in India's metropolis of Chennai, KfW...

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Memorandum signed for participatory groundwater management

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 26, 2019

With an aim to recharge groundwater, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked recently in New Delhi by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), department of Water Resources, Western Sydney University, Australia and others. “This MoU, for project MARVI (Managing Aquifer...

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Air pollution levels rise by 30% in India as farmers align to new groundwater depletion policy

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 2, 2019

A new groundwater conservation policy in northwestern India is increasing air pollution in the already haze- and smog-filled area, new research reports. The problem is caused by how water-use...

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Delhi at epicentre of global groundwater crisis: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 25, 2019

New research has shown that the largest groundwater depletion in the world is happening in northern India. Delhi is the...

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Stop groundwater extraction from borewells running without permission: NGT to DMRC

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 26, 2018

The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to stop extraction of groundwater from borewells that are running illegally in the national capital....

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NGT issues notice to Yogi Govt. over groundwater contamination

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 1, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday has issued notice to Uttar Pradesh pollution control board and District Magistrate of Sambhal, on a plea citing concern over drinking water of...

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Subject Tags: groundwater , NGT , pollution

Water levels at 91 Indian reservoirs at 41% of storage capacity

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 8, 2017

Water levels in India’s 91 major reservoirs were at 41% of their storage capacity, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.


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Rs 6,000-crore World Bank-backed scheme proposed to manage groundwater resources

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 9, 2017

Facing a sharp decline in groundwater level in many parts of the country due to over exploitation of existing resources, the Centre has proposed a new World Bank-backed Rs 6,000 crore scheme to...

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Rain-starved Chennai sees dipping water table

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 6, 2017

The lack of rainfall over the past one year is not only drying up lakes but also having a severe impact on the groundwater levels in the city.


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Most states fail to stop decline in groundwater levels : Water Resources Ministry

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 2, 2017

Decline in ground water level due to overexploitation of available resources had prompted the Centre in 2013 to come out with a master plan for artificial recharge of ground water, specifying...

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