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Earth Water Conferred Water Company of the Year Award

Earth Water Conferred Water Company of the Year Award

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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
Shimla Does a Cape Town. (And What You Can Do to Help)

Shimla Does a Cape Town. (And What You Can Do to Help)

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Not many would know that Shimla derives its name from Shimlah or Shumlah, a middle-sized village around which the city developed and which was famous for a Fakir who used to give water to travellers. The Shimla of today is urging travellers to not come to their city and to not drink their water. 2018 began with fears of taps in Cape Town, a port city in South Africa, running dry making it the world's first city to completely run out of water. The first deadline for Day Zero was 16 April 2018 and sent alarm bells ringing in Cape Town and across the world. Day Zero would be the day when the water level in the dam that stores drinking water for the city would go so low, that the Cape Town administration will have to shut down water supply to all taps. Drastic water conservation meas...
Colgate-Palmolive Partners with Water For People in Amravati, Maharashtra

Colgate-Palmolive Partners with Water For People in Amravati, Maharashtra

Green Alert
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care, in partnership with the non-profit organisation, Water For People India Trust, today launched its Amravati Water Initiative in the Amravati District of Maharashtra. This program is an expansion of Colgate’s partnership with Water For People, after their successful collaboration in Bihar and West Bengal, since 2013. This program will support availability and accessibility of water, awareness towards hygiene and sanitation (WASH program), and other initiatives, such as water conservation and rainwater harvesting. Amravati District in Maharashtra faces extreme water scarcity and challenges in accessing potable water for daily living. The Amravati Water Program will begin by focusing on talukas, such as Nandgaon Khandesh
Water Purifying GalMobile Jeep of the Future from Israel

Water Purifying GalMobile Jeep of the Future from Israel

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Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu attend a demonstration of Gal-Mobile water filtration plant at the Olga Beach, in Israel on July 06, 2017. The Prime Ministers signed over 7 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for cooperation on environment, agriculture and technology related matters. List of MoUs/Agreements signed on July 5, 2017 1 MoU between the Department of Science & Technology, India and National Technological Innovation Authority, Israel for setting up of India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F). 2 MoU between the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation of the Republic of India and the Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources of the State of Isr...
Parts of North Delhi Receive Impaired Quality Water

Parts of North Delhi Receive Impaired Quality Water

Green Alert
Sample of contaminated water after keeping it outdoors in a sealed bottle for seven days. Parts of North Delhi, including Mukherjee Nagar, Parmanand Colony etc. received impaired quality supply water on the morning of 18 June 2016. The water in the taps was found to be smelling and of creamish-brown colour. Residents of the area have lodged a complaint with the Delhi Jal Board, through the Buradi helpline number given on the Delhi Jal Board website. The Buradi Helpline number confirms that there is a problem and impaired water problem will soon be fixed, as soon as the labourers come to work. However, the problem is not as simple as many of the residents have filled their overhead water tanks with this water. Residents contacting Mr. Sanjeev Kumar (Mobile: 9650094218) of Delh...
Cairn India Rededicates Itself on World Day to Combat Desertification

Cairn India Rededicates Itself on World Day to Combat Desertification

Corporate Greening, National
There is probably no greater issue than land in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals that touches everyone. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear and the houses we live - it all stems from land resources. In order to "leave no one behind" as proclaimed in the new Sustainable Development Goals, achieving land degradation neutrality needs to be in the forefront to meet our requirements and develop sustainability. A big threat to our land resource world wide is that of desertification. Desertification is a complex phenomenon resulting from factors of physical, biological, socioeconomic and cultural nature. Desertification is not confined to the desert areas or to the arid region, but relates to land degradation in about two-thirds of India's geographical area falling with...

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