Resources | VOL. 15, ISSUE 91, July-August 2015

Kerala’s Dwindling Freshwater Resources

It would appear that with about 3m of annual average rainfall and a variety of natural and man-made freshwater sources, Kerala, is a land of surplus water. But, studies by reputed research institutions in the State reveal that Kerala is no ‘safe state’ as regards fresh water availability. Ensuring uninterrupted year-round fresh water supplies remains the greatest challenge to water managers owing to high human stress in this densely populated State. Although Kerala receives a large amount of rainfall, its...

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