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.

Stream restoration needs to consider the hyporheic zone just as much as the surface and benthic regions.

Water is finite resource and can not be replaced/duplicated and
produced on commercial scale. Only 2.7% of the water on earth

This paper makes an attempt to assess the water sector under scarcity conditions in the State of Rajasthan. It adopts the criteria of physical, economic, financial and equity performance across sub-sectors. The assessment brought out clearly that no indicator has shown satisfactory performance in any of the sub-sectors.

This document is an educational booklet on water management, published by Utthan, which works towards empowering women's groups to seek clean and adequate quality of water for all. The booklet provides background information on water as an important natural resource and the importance of protecting and maintaining the quality and quantity of this natural resource.

Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) is a rational number to characterize the environmental quality at a given location following the algorithm of source, pathway and receptor. Increasing value of CEPI indicates severe adverse effects on environment and also is an indication of large percentage of population experiencing health hazards.

This first-of-its-kind environmental assessment report by CPCB has identified 88 pollution hotspots in India. Of this, 10 have been rated as 'alarmingly' polluted and 33 clusters as critically polluted. 32 others are seriously polluted & remaining are in the warning zone.

The main objectives of the scheme are: Comprehensive improvement of selected tank systems including restoration; Improvement of catchment areas of tank; Community participation and self-supporting system for sustainable management for each water body;

This latest UNESCO publication explores how to maximize the use of groundwater and rainwater for development and climate change adaptation in an approach called 3R that refers to Recharge, Retention & Reuse.

Groundwater, which has emerged as India's prime adaptive mechanism in times of drought, will play a crucial role this year since the aquifers were recharged in 2006-08. The impact of the drought of 2009 will therefore be less severe than the drought of 2002. Beyond the immediate response, we need to think long term. Instead of pumping money into dams and canals, Indian agriculture will be better off investing in "groundwater banking". This involves storing surplus flood waters in aquifers which can be drawn upon in times of need.

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