Seismic Microzonation and Urban India

Seismic Microzonation and Urban India

Risks associated with earthquakes occurring in and around urban centres pose a safety challenge to planners, administrators, engineers and architects. Seismic microzonation has been recognised as the most accepted tool in seismic hazard assessment and risk evaluation. The concept of seismic microzonation is based on the observation that the intensity of ground shaking in certain […]

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The presence of harmful material in water in sufficient concentrations weakens or destroys natural ecosystems that support biodiversity and conversely the food chain. Water-borne diseases kill millions, particularly the more susceptible under-five strata. As against 45000 million litres per day (MLD) of waste water generated in urban areas, municipalities have the capacity to treat just […]

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