Water use in the state down in May compared with two years ago after governor ordered mandatory water restrictions amid fourth year of drought

Availability of a safe and reliable water supply is an issue in developing nations, including India. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a site-specific source control used to satisfy human, agricultural, and safety demands for water. This study analyzed the effects of capturing rainwater for a 12.5 year period (Jan 1999–Jun 2011) to provide three ecosystem services: water supplementation for indoor use, water supplementation for food production and groundwater recharge (GWR). A hydrologic analysis was completed using satellite rainfall data and a water balance approach. Two demand scenarios, indoor and outdoor, were considered, with water in excess of demand and storage directed to recharge groundwater. An economic analysis quantified RWH system net present value. The results indicated significant ecosystem services benefits were possible from RWH in India. Contributed by the author: Daniel Trevor Stout ; Original Source: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1573062X.2015.1049280?journal...

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion Vs. Govt. of NCT, Delhi & Ors. dated 19/06/2015 regarding water supply in the city of Delhi.

With cities increasingly in the spotlight on the international stage, urban planning and development has become a critical issue in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Urbanization, a major driver of global change, profoundly impacts our physical and social world, for example, altering not just water and carbon cycling, biodiversity, and climate, but also demography, public health, and economy. Understanding these consequences for better scientific insights and effective decision-making unarguably requires accurate information on urban extent and its spatial distributions.

Seeking to save millions of liters of water per day across the country, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) - country's national standardization agency that involves in issuing quality certificati

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Bhim Singh & Ors. Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors dated 28/04/2015 regarding unauthorised, illegal borewells operating in Delhi and they are being run by the water mafia for selling water at very high charge.

In 2050 there will be enough water to help produce the food needed to feed a global population expected to top nine billion, but overconsumption, degradation and the impact of climate change will reduce water supplies in many regions, especially developing countries, FAO and the World Water Council (WWC) have warned in a paper.

This report focuses on the urban water management challenges facing cities across OECD countries, and explores both national and local policy responses with respect to water-risk exposure, the state of urban infrastructures and dynamics, and institutional and governance architectures.

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.

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