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Nominate Your RWA for the National Water Awards

Nominate Your RWA for the National Water Awards

Events
The National Water Awards is a Scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. The objective of the Awards is to encourage all stakeholders to adopt holistic approach towards water resources management in the country. The National Water Awards along with the Ground Water Augmentation Awards and  were launched in the year 2007. All stakeholder including the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Gram Panchayats, Urban Local Bodies, Water User Associations, Institutions, Corporate Sector, Individuals etc. were invited to nominate themselves for adopting innovative practices for conserving and augmenting water resource. These include ground water augmentation by rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge, promoting water use efficiency, recyc
Here We Go Again: Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Here We Go Again: Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Green Alert
River Yamuna is a tributary of the Holy River Ganga. It is also the river that keeps the city of Delhi alive. Yet, the river flows polluted through a major part of Delhi and we are yet to clean the river and keep it flowing. The Government of India has now launched the Third Phase of the Yamuna Action Plan, an ambitious scheme of actions to clean River Yamuna. The phase three has been launched despite considerable debate around the success of the first two phases. Foundation stone of nine projects for Yamuna Rejuvenation under Namami Gange Programme was laid on 27 December 2018 by the Water Resource Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. A total of 11 projects have been taken up by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to conserve River Yamuna ...
Bluewater Hails Katowice Climate Package

Bluewater Hails Katowice Climate Package

Global
Bluewater, a world leader in developing innovative water purification technology and solutions, has called the UN Climate Change Agreement in Katowice, Poland, a landmark that will benefit planetary and human health. "The Katowice agreement provides a solid roadmap with a set of rules for the international community to address the environmental challenges contributing to issues such as water scarcity and single-use plastic pollution," said Bluewater founder and CEO Bengt Rittri. The Bluewater top executive said the Katowice Conference sent a loud and inspirational signal on climate action, although gaps on issues such as cutting carbon pollution deeper remain as the world further mobilises to battle to greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Rittri said the latest climate science leaves
UNESCO Launches Andean Glacier and Water Atlas During COP 24

UNESCO Launches Andean Glacier and Water Atlas During COP 24

Global
Glacial melt-water is a critical resource for millions of people around the world. It is equally important in Northern India as it is in many other parts of the world. One place which relies heavily on the glacial melt-water is the Andean highlands of Bolivia, Chile and Peru. Glacial melt-water comprises about 61% of water supply in La Paz (Bolivia) and 67% in Huaraz (Peru). During a drought year, this proportion can reach 85% in La Paz and 91% in Huaraz. If current trends continue, some of the lower-altitude glaciers of the tropical Andes could lose between 78 and 97% of their volume by the end of the century, reducing the region's available freshwater resources. This alarming analysis is from the Andean Glacier and Water Atlas that has been launched by UNESCO and the Norwegian GRI...
100 Marathons in 100 Days for Raising Awareness on Water Crisis

100 Marathons in 100 Days for Raising Awareness on Water Crisis

Green Alert
Human civilization is facing an unprecedented crisis: a projected 40% shortfall in the availability of fresh water by 2030 under current business-as-usual projections of population and economic growth. In the first week of November this year, at the New York Marathon, international water advocate and founder and CEO of Thirst initiative, Mina Guli, set out on an ambitious challenge of running 100 marathons in 100 days to highlight this global water crisis. Mina’s Indian Marathon started on 23 November in New Delhi and after running through various parts of Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujrat Mina concluded the Indian leg at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai. Having already completed more than 30 of the 100 marathons, through the UK, France, Italy, Uzbekistan and now India, Mina has ex
Earth Water Conferred Water Company of the Year Award

Earth Water Conferred Water Company of the Year Award

Corporate Greening
Earth Water Ltd., a leading provider of technological and business innovation in the areas of industrial and consumer water services, solutions and products, has received the Water Company of the Year Award. The Award is conferred as the National Award for Excellence in Water 2018 for the work that the company is doing to address key issues facing the world today. Upon receiving the award, Mr. Sunil Gorawat, Managing Director, Earth Water Ltd. said, "We are extremely delighted to have received this award which is recognition of the quality of work that we are doing. About 1,945 of our Water Vending Machines are providing safe drinking water to a large population comprising of rural, semi-urban and urban population across 12 states in India, touching and improving the lives of nearly...
Maruti Suzuki Inaugurates Another Water ATM

Maruti Suzuki Inaugurates Another Water ATM

Corporate Greening
Clean drinking water is a basic human requirement. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to access even this basic human need, especially in non-urban areas of the country. Realizing this challenge, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. has been working to set up Water ATMs in its adopted villages in Haryana. The Company has designed a self-sustaining partnership model that provides clean drinking water to villagers at an affordable price. Maruti Suzuki recently inaugurated its second water ATM in Kasan Village of Manesar, near Gurugam. The water ATM was presented to the community members by Lt. Gen. Dushyant Singh Chauhan, Senior Advisor (Vigilance), Maruti Suzuki in the presence of Village Panchayat and community elders. Inaugurating the facility, Lt. Gen. Dushyant Singh Chauhan, Senior Advisor (V...
Why Is Every Monsoon Bringing Devastation for Uttarakhand?

Why Is Every Monsoon Bringing Devastation for Uttarakhand?

Articles
Uttarakhand is often referred to as Devbhumi or the Land of the Gods and is known for its scenic beauty and breathtaking landscapes. A Google search for Uttarakhand today, however, throws open images and videos of flash floods, falling mountains and people and property being washed away. Uttarakhand faced flash floods back in 2013 which became a national concern as it was the most petrifying disaster after the Tsunami of 2004. That disaster, it seems, was just a starting point. Ever since then, we hear news of devastations like landslides, buildings collapsing, floods etc. caused due to rains during the monsoon season. This year, yet again, the monsoon is bringing news of devastation across Uttrakhand. In Dehradun, the State capital, the onset of the monsoon witnessed the loss of 7
Ambuja Cement Shows the Way in Water Stewardship

Ambuja Cement Shows the Way in Water Stewardship

Corporate Greening
The Ambuja Cement Ltd. has continued to scale up its efforts towards conserving water resources as part of its commitment towards sustainable development. The Company has been working to build more robust and effective water resource management approaches in and around its operation areas so as to conserve water resource amidst growing global water scarcity. Aligned with its Group LafargeHolcim's Sustainable Development 2030 Plan covering Climate, Circular Economy, Water & Nature, and People & Communities; Ambuja Cement has already achieved 5.5 times Water Positive status – the highest in the industry in India – with its integrated plants in water-scarce Rajasthan and Gujarat clocking water index of 17.7 times and 12.7 times respectively. Internationally renowned external ce
Cancer Causing TCE Tap Water Threatens the Health of 14 Million Americans

Cancer Causing TCE Tap Water Threatens the Health of 14 Million Americans

Global
A recent analysis of water supply in United States by the Environmental Working Group has found that tap water supplies to more than 14 million Americans is contaminated with a cancer-causing industrial solvent TCE. TCE or trichloroethylene is linked to liver and kidney damage, and to cancers like leukemia. It has also been linked to birth defects, though the EWG fears that the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will attempt to downplay important evidence that TCE exposure causes heart defects in developing fetuses. The analysis is published in a Report which is co-authored by Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., EWG’s senior science advisor, and Tasha Stoiber, Ph.D., and highlights the detection of TCE across the U.S. and the health effects of exposure through drinking water. Under th

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