Urban water and wastewater management are relatively under-studied subjects in India. The Indian urban space has been understood in an undifferentiated manner, which ignores the specificities deriving from the stage of urban development, the sources of water, as also the diverse nature of aquifers characterizing urban settlements.

This working paper assesses the groundwater-WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) nexus based on an analysis of domestic water uses in three groundwater dependent Asian Cities: Hanoi (Viet Nam), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Khulna (Bangladesh).

This working paper assesses the groundwater-WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) nexus based on an analysis of domestic water uses in three groundwater dependent Asian Cities: Hanoi (Viet Nam), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Khulna (Bangladesh).

The Draft Rajasthan Water Policy aims to influence the thought process and deliberations that will set an overall direction to developmental activities in the urban water sector. The Policy aims initially at recognizing issues related to urban water management in aspects related to drinking water.

Global trends point to a relative decoupling of water – that is, the rate of water resource use is increasing at a rate slower than that of economic growth.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drinking Water, 24/02/2016. Assistance to the states including Karnataka and Rajasthan for improving the facilities for drinking water is being provided under the Schemes Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), SMART CITIES, North Eastern Region Urban Development Programme (NERUDP), and 10% Lumpsum scheme.

This research reflects on some of the key lessons from the Australian Millennium Drought experience in order to assess the opportunities for California. It serves as a powerful resource for Californian water planners and managers as it grapples with drought and seeks to build resilient and sustainable water systems.

Rapidly increasing urbanisation in India has brought much needed focus on the urban development policies in India. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission was the first programme to provide substantial funds for urban local bodies to improve their infrastructure and bring in better governance systems. This article tries to look at the mission from a new public management perspective. The performance of ULBs in project implementation shows delinking from the reforms agenda of the mission.

In the present study, the geochemical characteristics of groundwater and drinking water quality has been studied. 24 groundwater samples were collected and analyzed for pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, carbonate, bicarbonate, chloride, sulphate, nitrate, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and total hardness. The results were evaluated and compared with WHO and BIS water quality standards. The studied results reveal that the groundwater is fresh to brackish and moderately high to hard in nature. Na and Cl are dominant ions among cations and anions.

DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Only one in three people in Tanzania has access to piped water despite government efforts to improve water supplies with most of the population still re

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