Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) should be organized on the relevant scale of the basins of rivers, lakes and aquifers, especially when they are transboundary.

This study quantifies and maps the water footprint (WF) of humanity at a high spatial resolution. It reports on consumptive use of rainwater (green WF) and ground and surface water (blue WF) and volumes of water polluted (gray WF). Water footprints are estimated per nation from both a production and consumption perspective. International virtual water flows are estimated based on trade in agricultural and industrial commodities. The global annual average WF in the period 1996–2005 was 9,087 Gm3/y (74% green, 11% blue, 15% gray). Agricultural production contributes 92%.

Monitoring of water and land objects enters a revolutionary age with the rise of ubiquitous remote sensing and public access.

The tiny fraction of freshwater not bound up in ice sheets and glaciers comprises only a very small fraction of total global water volume (about 0.79 %). Global use of that freshwater, however, has been growing at roughly twice the rate of global population for the past century.

The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) monitors progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

The report on “Sustainable Groundwater Management” is the outcome of rigorous work carried out by of the Working Group set up by the Planning Commission as a part of the process to prepare the 12th Five Year Plan.

Water is predicted to be the primary medium through which early climate change impacts will be felt by people, ecosystems and economies. Both observational records and climate projections provide strong evidence that freshwater resources are vulnerable, and have the potential to be strongly impacted.

This document provides a framework to support improved access to safe water for low-income communities through the enhancement of water facilities. It is intended to help WaterAid’s partner organisations in Nepal deliver safe water facilities to the communities they work with.

The Krishna River Basin has witnessed high rainfall and consequent floods of various intensities during the last few years. These floods have both the positive as well as negative impacts on the population and the resources.

This new CWC report provides the water quality scenario of our rivers viz-a-viz BIS and other Standards. It is based on the average values obsercec during 2001-2011 at 371 monitoring stations of CWC on almost all major, medium and minor rivers in India.

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