- Sunday, April 11, 2010, 9:52
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The India International Center invites all concerned citizens to a talk on "Wetlands Ecology and the Yamuna Biodiversity Park", as the fourth lecture in the series on 'Water: the stuff of life". The talk will be delivered by Professor C.R. Babu, Emeritus Professor, Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), ... Full story
- Monday, April 5, 2010, 13:22
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A disturbing phenomenon observed in most developing countries of the world is the failure of city governments in meeting the basic needs of the urban population. It is a well known fact that inadequate levels of infrastructure and services adversely affect the quality of urban life as ... Full story
- Monday, March 22, 2010, 2:03
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Sacrificing the enchanting Renuka Lake for giving more water to Delhi
Delhi is the seat of power of the world’s largest democracy. It is also one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. A city of cities, this strategically located conurbation--with the last of the visible Aravalli Ridge on one side and river Yamuna on the other--has been the capital of many an Empires that ruled India and the Indian sub-continent from time to time.
Delhi has also been tackling the impacts of climate change and like all major urban centers in the developing countries, the city is gearing up to meet the sustainability crisis. Delhi is witnessing a large-scale influx of rural population which is the result of both an ever increasing population trend and livelihood failure in rural India owing to floods, droughts and similar weather events which are fundamentally the consequence of a changing climate.
This is putting a great pressure on the natural resources available to the city. The same have been depleting both quantitatively as well as qualitatively at a great pace. One particular resource, water--essential to sustain and maintain life--is most severely impacted owing to this ever increasing population as well as the now unpredicted flow in the Yamuna and other rivers upstream of it. At the same time, policies that are formulated without keeping the sustainability aspect in mind have also been contributing to Delhi’s water crisis. But the most striking feature of this crisis is that there is no crisis at all. Rather, the only crisis that exists is in planning and management.
- Sunday, March 21, 2010, 1:45
- Events, Green News
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With a focus on activities concerning holistic good governance in India, Leela Foundation will carry out a Yamuna cleaning drive with the cooperation of over 200 volunteers, including local residents, college students, senior citizens and others on the banks of Yamuna River near Mayur Vihar, Phase I, on ... Full story
- Sunday, March 21, 2010, 0:20
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Jalsamvaad invites all citizens and civil society members to come together and mark World Water Day on the 22nd of March.
A call for united action on water issues in Delhi- listening, learning, dialogue.
A call for equal access of quality water for all.
The question we need to ask ourselves on the day is ... Full story
- Thursday, March 18, 2010, 18:59
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Thank you for taking out time to respond to the last blog and putting your mind to the real issue behind it. These encouraging comments provide the strength to keep on going and creating new possibilities in the area of environment and climate change adaptation.
This week is special in Hindu calendar 15th of March was a special day. It marked the beginning of the summer ... Full story
- Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 11:07
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“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are to miss the future” ... Full story
- Monday, March 1, 2010, 11:52
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Here's wishing everyone a colourful and well meant Holi hoping it is celebrated with all the natural colours and a judicious and well thought of use of water!
Haven't we played enough?
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- Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 18:16
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To recap, water available per person has been decreasing since 1950 and it will be 70% of what we have by 2025 if no action is taken today. Although water is usually considered a renewable resource, it is actually a finite one with physical limits on its sustainability not because there is ... Full story
- Thursday, October 22, 2009, 9:56
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My vivid memory of Manmad--a township, due to major Railway junction in Maharashtra that I visited in the 60s--is that of early morning chaos, shouting and screaming over a common tap outside my uncle’s residence for collecting water. When I was growing up, the typical humorous ... Full story