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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...
Workshop on Exploring Palaeochannels for Groundwater Held by MoWR

Workshop on Exploring Palaeochannels for Groundwater Held by MoWR

Events
The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Sanwar Lal Jat addressing at the workshop on Palaeochannels :Geological Evolution and Ground Water Prospects in New Delhi on June 16, 2016. The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) organised a day long workshop on Palaeochannels - Evolution and ground Water Prospects to promote wide-ranging discussions on palaeochannels in India and collate available information and research outputs. The key organizer of the even was the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), which is the principal agency under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation for managing India's ground water resource. The Workshop was inaugurated by Union Minister for State for Water Resources, River
101 Wells for Drought Hit Maharashtra By Believers Church

101 Wells for Drought Hit Maharashtra By Believers Church

National
The heat wave in the country intensifies with each passing year. This leads to a crisis like situation in many parts of the country especially during the summer seasons. The United Nations has already made a call for global action on drought. This year too, citizens across India have had to face severe drought like conditions.  The problem has been especially severe in Maharashtra where even companies came forward to help. In order to address this challenge, Believers Church Nagpur ,a Christian denomination with congregations and parishes worldwide, has set up 101 bore wells across Maharashtra for the worst affected areas and communities. Water is a basic human right and requirement of every individual. Seeing religious institutions like churches coming forward is both welcome
This is What a Water ATM Looks Like

This is What a Water ATM Looks Like

Corporate Greening, Green Lens
Water ATMs or Water vending machines have become the next big thing to provide clean, drinking water especially in rural India. It is an innovative concept in the field of water treatment and can include microbial disinfection along with a water cooling facility. The Water ATM can dispense purified and cold water against an affordable cost. It is also a reminder that if we do not respect and take care of our natural resources, the future is going to be as mechanical as this. The above Water ATM has been installed in the state of Rajasthan by Cairn Indian in collaboration with the Government of Rajasthan. Being a desert state, with erratic rainfall, people are forced to walk long distances to procure water, which is of a highly questionable quality and generally does not meet WHO ...
Finolex Industries Provides Water Harvesting Boost to Ratnagiri

Finolex Industries Provides Water Harvesting Boost to Ratnagiri

Corporate Greening, National
India is home to 18% of the global population but has only 4% of usable water resources. The water crisis gets worse further through distribution losses in the carriage of water and endemic pollution. Maharashtra is facing its worst drought ever this year. More than 25% villages in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra suffer from water shortages and more than 50% of land is kept fallow due to lack of sufficient water. The problem is not just of scanty rainfall, but also of poor water management and lack of building reservoirs. Due to the soil and terrain of rural Maharashtra, water management is a severe problem. Addressing this concern, Finolex Industries Ltd, India's largest PVC pipes manufacturer started working on various water conservation projects in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra ...
India Water Week Concludes with Call for Multidisciplinary Approach to Water Management

India Water Week Concludes with Call for Multidisciplinary Approach to Water Management

Green Alert
India Water Week is a key initiative of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India for sharing best practices and exchanging ideas to identify timely solutions to critical water issues confronting India and the world today. The fourth edition of India Water Week was observed from 04 April 2016 to 08 April, 2016 in New Delhi. The theme for this year's India Water week was chosen to be Water for all: Striving together. Israel was selected as the partner country for this mega event in which about 1,500 delegates from India and 20 other countries participated. The event was divided into Seminars, Brainstorming sessions, Panel Discussions, Case studies and Side Events. Apart from this, an Exhibition entitled Water Expo-2016 was also organised which showcased the technologie
Fortis Hospital’s Save Water Campaign Fixes Leaking Taps in Mumbai

Fortis Hospital’s Save Water Campaign Fixes Leaking Taps in Mumbai

National
Fortis Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai had launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign on save water, save life during December 2015. The campaign was aimed at creating awareness on water conservation and planning. This initiative, through an 'Influence the Influencer Programme' targeted housing societies to bring about a change in Mumbaikar’s outlook on water conservation by conducting highly engaging workshops across Thane, Mulund, Bhandup and beyond areas. The 'Save Water, Save Life' campaign also conducted workshops which helped impart information and find indigenous solutions for meeting water-related demands. An integral part of the programme was to sensitize the next generation for water conservation. According to Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Mumbai loses a sh
Toshiba Corporation Strengthening Its Water Business in South Asia

Toshiba Corporation Strengthening Its Water Business in South Asia

Corporate Greening
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, is now looking to strengthen its Water and Waste-water Management business in India and South Asia. To enable itself for this challenge, Toshiba Corporation has recently acquired additional 54% stake in UEM India Private Limited, an international water services company, from the Founders and IVFA. Toshiba Corporation has now become the majority owner of UEM with 80% shareholding. The current Management Team at UEM would continue to run the operations of the Company. Toshiba has appointed Mr. Koichi Matsui as Chairperson and Managing Director for UEM India. Speaking on the development, Mr. Hirofumi Yoshino, Vice President, Water & Environmental Systems Division, Toshiba Corporation acknowledged, "Water treatment is a strategic growth...
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