DISASTER MANAGEMENT Monitoring of Algal Blooms in the Indian Seas

The present century is experiencing frequent widespread occurrences of algal bloom events in different regions of the world’s oceans. The bloom events more often deteriorate the functions of the ecosystem. Therefore, fishermen, fishery resource managers, researchers, ecologists, pollution monitoring agencies and environmentalists demand continuous monitoring of bloom episodes. This article presents the satellite based algal bloom detection and monitoring service of ESSO-INCOIS for the Indian waters.

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WATER EQUITY Diversifying Water Networks in Indian Cities

Management of drinking water has become a debatable issue and India is no exception. The centralised piped network introduced in British India has continued post-independence as the only model of water supply in cities. There is thus a link between the current water crisis in cities and lack of diversification of water sources.

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