The experience feedback on a crisis that hit a city is frequently used as a "recollection" tool. To capitalize information about an experience feedback from the cities that have been affected by a natural hazard, the authors propose in this study a functional model to model scenarios of city crises. In this model, the city, considered as a complex system, was modelled using a functional analysis method. Based on such modelling, two risk analysis methods (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis and Event Tree Method) were deployed and adjusted.

The provision of reliable and adequate drinking water services in rural communities is important. Here, the researchers reported on a study that evaluated the respondents’ willingness to pay for water services in the two communities in Mutale Local Municipality, South Africa. The study was accomplished through open-ended questionnaire interviews with selected respondents. The study showed that respondents were dissatisfied with the unreliable water services (89.9%) but were willing to pay for water services to secure reliable water services (95.5%).

Bhubaneswar: Housing and Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singh Deo on Monday told the State Assembly that the Odisha Urban Water Supply Policy-2013 would be implemented from 2015-16 in order

The State PHE department is awaiting release of the fourth installment of Rs.43 crore from the Central Government to resume the construction work for Phase III of the Greater Shillong Water Supply

A quick look at what the Aam Aadmi Party has promised in its manifesto for a clean and green Delhi.

Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Indian Cities showcases 10 examples of good practices across various sub-themes in the water and sanitation sector, including governance and institutional strengthening; information management; environmental sustainability; community participation; and financial sustainability.

The study analysed that water pollution and water borne diseases. Water is one of the most important natural resources for all living organisms. Water pollution is a serious threat around the globe. Water pollution is generally referred to contamination of natural water resources. Man has polluted much of this limited quantity of water with sewage, industrial wastes and wide array of synthetic chemicals. Water-borne diseases are infectious diseases spread primarily through contaminated water. The present study was carried out Coimbatore district in TamilNadu.

The purpose of the action plan is to provide the tools to plan Bangalore’s resilience, as well as the capacity to
act among city leaders, infrastructure 
and service providers and amongst the community.

Small Scale Power Generation Sector through renewable energy sources such as wind power, solar power and biomass sources has contributed effectively to the generation of electricity in Sri Lanka and the country expects to reach a target of 20% of the power supply by renewable energy by 2020. Read more in November 2014 edition of the Monthly Overview on State of Environment, Sri Lanka.

The Urban Water Blueprint analyzes the state of water in more than 2,000 watersheds and 530 cities worldwide to provide science-based recommendations for natural infrastructure enhancements that can be integrated alongside traditional engineered solutions to improve water quality.

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