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Category: Urban Water


INTACH pilot project reduces Assi River Pollution in Varanasi by 70% in two months, at least cost, without any structures

Above: Map showing interventions in Assi River in Varanasi (INTACH) REPORT TO DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER, VARANASI On INTACH’s Pilot Project on Assi Nadi [24th Jan/17 – 26th Feb/17] Guest Blog by Manu Bhatnagar, INTACH INTACH is a national non-profit organization, a registered society…

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Watershed Protection in Austin: Governance structures we can learn from

“I swam in the Barton Springs 20 years back. Austin saw explosive growth in these years and is one of the fastest growing cities in the US currently. I can still swim in the Barton Springs. I think this is…

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My visits to Pune’s Sewage Treatment Plants: Citizens Not Allowed!

Like almost all urban areas, Pune’s seage management has been dismal. In a recent Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in National Green Tribunal (NGT) for failing to control water pollution in Mula Mutha Rivers it…

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Consume more, Pollute more, Pay less, Ask for more Dams: Pune City’s water policy

Above: Dying rivers, as they leave Pune Photo: Parineeta Dandekar In May, decision of Pune’s Guardian Minister and head of canal committee of releasing 1 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) water from Khadakwasla Dam to downstream regions of Daund and…

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Are Large Dams a Smart option for cities?

Above: Polluted, encroached and neglected water sources of Mumbai Source: visualwhiplash.com The total dependency of urban areas on dams in faraway regions is a fairly recent phenomenon. Till the middle of nineteenth century, even important urban centers like Mumbai, Bangalore…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin, Oct 05, 2015 (On Climate Agenda Govt. scale down targets but on ground still pushing hard many hydro projects)

HYDROPOWER Hydro fast loosing sheen in renewable energy basket  and the share of hydro is likely to decline further as through the past three years, the installed capacity of hydropower projects has remained around 40,000 Mw. While the report superficially…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin June 15, 2015

HYDROPOWER Nothing covert about it: We think of northeast India only as a frontier (12 June 2015) BRILLIANT and yet VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING piece from Nitin Sethi: “Take the case of dams in Himalayas. The religious value of Ganga for…

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NGT Orders MAILY SE NIRMAL YAMUNA – WILL THIS LEAD TO A REJUVENATED YAMUNA?

Guest Blog by Manoj Misra (yamunajiye@gmail.com), Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan, Delhi The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in a landmark judgment pronounced on 13 January 2015[1], has set an ambitious road map for a rejuvenated river Yamuna by 2017. Naming it as…

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Citizen Memorandum to all political parties in Delhi on Water & Sanitation Imperatives of manifesto

Citizens Solidarity Forum for Right to Water and Sanitation Basti Vikas Kendra, F Block, New Seemapuri, Delhi 110095 Contact: Devendra Kumar, President(9250878059), Depinder Kapur, Convener(9711178181) Date: 26th Jan 2015 Subject: Memorandum for inclusion in your Party manifesto, Delhi Assembly Elections…

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State must ensure water accessibility to all: Bombay HC

Blog by Debadityo Sinha (debadityo@gmail.com) (with inputs from Himanshu Thakkar (SANDRP)) In a landmark judgment dated Dec 15, 2014, Mumbai High Court bench of Justices Abhay S Oka & A S Gadkari have ruled: “Right to get water is an integral…

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