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Water Management


Legislations

 

There are a number of legislations on the  national level with the objective of conserving natural resources like water as well for addressing the problem of pollution. However, water  being a state subject, the importance of state legislations on the same theme is that much more. Various states have either already formulated or are in the process of drafting legislations tackling natural resources like land and water.

New national water policy in the pipeline

A new and approved National Water Policy is expected to be in place by 2013. The revised policy will take on board crucial issues such as water demand management, equitable distribution, water pricing, stringent regulatory mechanism and allocating priority to water for life-support and ecology over industry. The new approach to the water policy is likely to recognise water as finite and variable. This is supported by the mid-term appraisal report of the XIth Plan, in which the Planning Commission recognised the need to "take a holistic view of the hydrological cycle" to solve the water crisis as India's water situation is even more serious than originally assessed.

Training Programme on Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

Date: August 24 - 28, 2010
The water and sewage management in cities will determine the quality of life in urban India. Most cities are today water stressed, unable to cope with the water demand of the growing urban populations and to treat the resulting wastewater.

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Date: August 24 - 28, 2010

Churning Still Water - Briefing Paper on Urban Waterbodies

Urban waterbodies play an important role in flood control, groundwater recharge and water supply to help cities adapt to climate change effects.

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Capturing Rainwater

A way to augment Chandigarh’s water resources

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CSE report on city wide rainwater harvesting for Chandigarh as a part of its work as Centre Of Excellence under the Ministry of Urban Development. 

World Water Day 2010

World Water Day, a significant day for environmentalists across the globe, was marked by several kinds of events, in order to celebrate a precious element of nature, and of course, to raise awareness on the potential threat it faces today. One such event was organised by JalSamvaad, a network of organisations in Delhi, working on issues of ecological democracy.

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