Jaipur: After receiving normal rainfall consecutively for two years in the state, the government is all set to make roof water harvesting system mandatory at all constructions with 300 square meters area and above. The policy has been drafted by the water resources department and is likely to be place before the cabinet in November.

The draft policy makes it mandatory for any sort of construction in 300 sq m and beyond in the state to have roof water harvesting. The earlier notification made by the urban housing department has already made it mandatory to have such system in constructions in areas less than 300 sq m.

Over the last five years Arghyam was involved in a collaborative experiment to introduce the concept of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) in Mulbagal, a small town in Karnataka.

India is young and young people don't like to be sermonised. Slogans would not help conserve water. But taking small steps, practising a few things daily, and auditing one's own behaviour will make one more responsive to his/her inner call. Once the call for conservation and hygiene emanates from within, perhaps change will follow inevitably. But the inner call will call for authentic appeal. Mizos can help us.

The revised National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) Guidelines issued by Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation has focus on adequate water supply in quantity and quality, to each rural household on a sustainable basis.

No day passes in the city without a leakage in the drinking water pipeline being reported. Similarly, complaints of sewage water mixing with drinking water are not uncommon here.

Govt to launch drive to collect photographic data of 918 listed water bodies
The city

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board is undertaking effective efforts for preservation of biodiversity wealth in the state through public participation. Local bodies, voluntary organisations, youths and students are also being motivated to undertake these efforts. Best Biodiversity Parks have been developed in several districts of the state with private participation.

PANJIM, Water Resources Department (WRD) has written to Town Country Planning (TCP) Department to amend the building bye-laws to make roof-top rain water harvesting facility mandatory for new structures.
The request to TCP comes in the wake of poor response to the Roof-Top Rainwater Harvesting Scheme of WRD.

This guidebook aims to provide expert information on the technologies most relevant for climate change adaptation in the water sector in developing countries. It is meant to be a practical tool for use by a broad range of stakeholders, including those in governmental agencies, water utilities, community water boards,

An Act further to amend the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Act, 1964. This Act may be called the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage (Amendment) Act, 2011.

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