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Dakshina Kannada water projects back on track - The Hindu

Posted by AHamed 289 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.thehindu.com

Six multi-village water supply projects proposed to be launched in Dakshina Kannada may become a reality despite the uncertainty surrounding them following a negative report by a high-level government committee.

The State Technical Agency (STA) has decided to recommend the State Level Scheme Sanctioning Committee, the high-level government committee, for the second time to sanction the project ... Read More

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Europe begins smart water project rollouts | GreenBiz.com

Posted by AHamed 289 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.greenbiz.com

Acciona Agua, the water services division of Acciona, a global renewable energy, infrastructure and water services group, will deploy Spain's first smart water grid in the western city of Cáceres as part of a European project that aims to apply new technologies to the management of drinking water networks.

As the water concessionaire for Cáceres, Acciona Agua will introduce the new "smart wat ... Read More

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Can India raise agricultural productivity while reducing groundwater and energy use?

Posted by Kondwani 291 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.tandfonline.com

This paper provides empirical evidence that power tariff reform with pro rata pricing and higher unit rates for electricity not only would promote equity, efficiency and sustainability in groundwater use, but also would be socio-economically viable for small-holder farmers. It shows that the arguments of “high transaction cost” and “political infeasibility” used against metering are valid only in ... Read More

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Building Effective Drinking Water Management Policies in Rural Africa: Lessons from Northern Uganda | Africa Portal

Posted by Kondwani 291 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.africaportal.org

National governments should develop strong rural drinking water quality monitoring and surveillance programs to ensure that uncontaminated water is available in rural Sub-Saharan African communities.

Governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) need to educate well users on proper transportation and storage of water in order to ensure their efforts to provide reliable sources of clean ... Read More

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Clean water means health, income and education - especially for women and kids.

Posted by Kondwani 291 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://www.charitywater.org

Short video that explains importance of water and scarcity in some areas particularly in developing areas of Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan africa ... Read More

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IMPACT OF RECESSION ON GLOBAL WATER BUSINESS

Posted by Kondwani 291 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.globalwaterintel.com

* Veolia Water, the market leader, showed organic growth of 3%, with revenues reaching €6.2 billion. France was down by 0.2%, while the operating businesses outside France were up by 1.5% overall. The star of the show was Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, which saw revenues increase by 12.7% at constant exchange rates, mainly due to the recognition of revenues from contracts in the Middle Ea ... Read More

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Sub-Saharan Africa Fails to Meet Access to Clean Water Goal Ahead of Time

Posted by Kondwani 291 days ago in Water Quality from http://waterjournalistsafrica.wordpress.com

Though the world has reached the Millennium Development Goal of cutting by half the number of people without access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 deadline, most Africa countries are not about to.

This is according to a report by the UN children agency-UNICEF and World Health organization.

The report released ahead of the 6th World Water forum in Mar ... Read More

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Colorado fracking flood raises deeper issues - like extreme energy, endless growth

Posted by Hadian 297 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://commonsensecanadian.ca

Not since the wholesale slaughter of cetaceans 150 years ago (back then oil came from Spermaceti, not BP) has energy been this violent. Only 75,000 gallons of crude oil/condensate were reported spilled in the flood, an amount that paled in comparaison with toxic waste from the flood that washed over feedlots – agricultural waste, because of it’s volume, is arguably a far greater contaminant than ... Read More

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