A NEW BEGINNING

 






Forging ties

 

WATER LITERACY

Informing people
Water play
The facilitator
Water Gala

IN FOCUS
Faulty perceptions
Thirst rises, patience evaporates

URBAN WETLANDS

Eviction ordered
Join the BIG fight
Citizens pick up cudgels
Solar lakes

WATER MANAGEMENT
South India: Searching for an identity
Thailand: Then came progress....

INITIATIVE

An eye opener
Naudihi’s revival
Tankas of Badi Ghodan
Dialogue

CSE'S LATEST DESIGNS

Sri Aurobindo Ashram’s system

TECHNOLOGY

Rice husk ash filter
Clay pot irrigation

JAL YODHAS

Sachidanand Bharti
Madhu Bhatnagar

TRADITION

Naullahs of Kumaon

WATER IN NEWS

Kerala, building up its jalanidhi
Schemes or scams?

GREEN WATER HARVESTER'S NEWS

Saving lives
Rain associations
Review

CLASSROOM

Drop by drop
Water scramble

FUNDING AGENCY

Oxfam and water

BASIC FACT

3RD WATER FORUM

100 promises, deadline 2006
The landmarks
Changing currents

BOOK/DOCUMENTS

READERS SPACE

WEB INFO

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Vol. 5     

No. 2 

April-May 2003


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book_documents.jpg (10211 bytes)A to Z of water

Water Harvesting and Sustainable Supply in India
RNAthavale
Rawat Publications, Jaipur,2003,
pp 239, Rs 625

All you want to know about water and water harvesting is now available in just ONE book written by Dr RNAthavale, an Emeritus Scientist with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Here, he shares his 40 years of research experience in water harvesting with the reader.

The 16 chapters contains wealth of information on isotope hydrology, natural and artificial recharge of aquifers and sustainable supply of potable water.

The manuscript begins by providing a comprehensive insight into the need and potential of rainwater harvesting in dealing with the problem of scarcity and pollution. There is hardly any related technique or structure that does not find space in this book. The essential role played by the local communities has been signified. Chapters on artificial recharge and innovative techniques are absorbing.

Fascinating facts, figures and maps strengthen the arguments. The field experiences presented from country’s different eco-regions not only highlight the effective applicability of innumerable techniques but also makes it simple for a layperson to grasp the entire concept.

The exquisite book cover adorns the rock-cut water harvesting structure at the Buddhist stupa built by King Ashoka at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh. This is a book for the individuals and institutions interested or working on water related issues.



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Explore....www.rainwaterharvesting.org

To find a way out of water scarcity, explore the Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) rainwaterharvesting website. It encompasses the organisation’s extensive research on water over the years.

The neatly designed site offers plenty for both the layperson as well as the expert. The potential of water as a source of crisis and conflict is first dwelt upon. Solutions are then offered to solve water scarcity both in urban and rural areas. The site stresses that rainwater harvesting is the best and optimal solution, especially in India with its copious but brief monsoons. The site also provide ideas for those keen on trying this technique in their homes, offices or village communities. Those who find the task too daunting can seek inspiration from the deeds of the jal yodhas (water warriors). Surf your way out of water crisis.



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Wessex Institute of Technology, UK and University of Cadiz, Spain, are organising Water Pollution 2003 on June 18-20 in Cadiz, Spain. This is the seventh international conference in the series on modelling, measuring and prediction of water quality. Experienced researchers, scientists, engineers and managers are invited to delibrate and exchange information to solve this menace. Call for papers is on. (http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003)


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