As we are celebrating World Water Day, a global event with a theme ‘waste water’, it is imperative for us to know the enormity of water scarcity in India
India has various kinds of terrain which is challenging prospect when it comes to water conservation. Here are ten traditional methods that are still used.
Demarcating a river basin is very important for planning and development of water resources. There are twenty two huge river basins in India according to the Central Water Commission.
A comprehensive list of 10 most famous and beautiful lakes in India that you should definitely know and add to your travel list. [caption id="attachment_12890" align="aligncenter" width="352"] Pangong Lake[/caption] Pangong Lake in Ladakh It is one of the largest Saline lakes in Asia. Pangong Tso is a blue crystal clear lake in the barren land of Ladakh. It is situated at a height of 4,250 metres and covers an area of about 134 km, extending from India to Tibet. However, almost...
Remote sensing technologies serve as a management tool for authorities to forecast and issue early warning of floods. A Flood Response System developed by C-DAC focuses on near-real time flood monitoring in the Brahmaputra valley.
An unregulated use of groundwater in 2 decades has resulted in declining groundwater levels. Strategies need to be put in place for aquiferwise management.
The past decades have seen a rapid depletion of groundwater. A dedicated programme in a mission mode for scientifically guided solutions, aimed at water management of complex hydrological systems under variable climatic conditions, is thus urgently needed.
India is a geographical paradise with a multitude of rivers flowing across the country. While most of the rivers in the country are east flowing in nature, i.e. they join the Bay Of Bengal, there are a few rivers that defy the odds and are west flowing! These west flowing rivers ultimately end up in the Arabian Sea. Unlike eastern flowing rivers, the western flowing rivers don’t create deltas on the path they follow on their way to the ocean.This can be attributed to the fact that the Western flowing...
The Ganga is a diverse and complex system that is currently suffering increased demands, severely affecting the quantity and quality of flow and occupation of ‘river space’. The River needs to be redefined through innovative solutions to improve its health.
Water hyacinth is one of the most successful colonizers in the plant kingdom. Its growth can be only restricted by utilizing it in different aspects. Known for its dazzling lilac or violet flowers surrounded by a rosette of green leaves was why water hyacinth was distributed as take away gift at a cotton exhibition held in the new Orleans state of United States in the 18th century. Soon it made its way into the state of West Bengal of India as an ornamental plant. Today it is known as ‘Bengal...