Bangladesh will face severe water challenge within next couple of decades due to random contamination of surface and underground water, absence of comprehensive water sharing with neighboring countries and mismanagement in preserving rain water.
According to water experts, although the whole world is seriously thinking of conserving their water resources for ensuring water security, Bangladesh is

The concentration of 210Po and 210Pb has been measured by the chemical deposition method in surface water samples from the major rivers of coastal Karnataka: Kali, Sharavathi and Netravathi. Measurements
of 210Po and 210Pb in surface water from these rivers are important because river water is the main source of potable water in this region due to inadequate supply of treated water.

THE government is going to enact new laws soon to make best use of water resources in apprehension that the country may face acute water shortage in the future. A draft to this effect is in place for consultations with people concerned before finalising it for enactment.

Freshwater resources are fundamental for maintaining human health, agricultural production, economic activity as well as critical ecosystem functions. As populations and economies grow, new constraints on water resources are appearing, raising questions about limits to water availability. Such resource questions are not new.

In this latest report CGWB summarizes various aspects of ground water quality in shallow aquifers in the country with special reference to six parameters viz. salinity, chloride, arsenic, fluoride, iron and nitrate.

North-east Algeria benefits from a Mediterranean and semi-arid climate. The surface water resource is a factor restricting the economic development of the country. Within the framework of the National Water

Surface water and groundwater samples of certain locations namely Kallambella, Bugudanahalli, Maidala, Honnudike, Kunigal, Kadaba and Hebbur, situated around Tumkur were assessed in the month of September 2008 for pH, EC and heavy metals Cd, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Zn and Ni. The pH vales of surface waters were in alkaline range of 7.8-8.2 and are well within safe limits for crop production.

The revised National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) Guidelines 2009-2012 issued by Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, Department of Drinking Water Supply has shifted the focus from source development and installation of water supply system for providing drinking water supply to rural household to focus on development of village security plan which also includes village safety pl

Integrated framework for effective adaptation the water sector by A. K. Gosain, presented at the National Climate Research Conference, IIT Delhi, March 5-6, 2010.

Climate and other drivers of change raise questions about the continued reliance on surface water resources, prompting countries to fundamentally rethink groundwater management strategies. A range of technical options are available for groundwater recharge. Technology aside, a managed recharge strategy strongly implies a shift to conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater.

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