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Achieving universal, safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030, as envisioned by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, is projected to require capital expenditures of USD 114 billion per year (1). Investment on that scale, along with accompanying policy reforms, can be motivated by a growing appreciation of the value of water. Yet our ability to value water, and incorporate these values into water governance, is inadequate.

The presence of diarrhoeagenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli in drinking water indicates faecal and sewage contamination. Testing the microbial quality of drinking water at source (n = 29) and households (n = 43) of 29 peri-urban villages of Bengaluru city, indicated that 80% and 93% of samples respectively were unfit for human consumption as per WHO standards, i.e. nil E. coli in 100 ml sample. This also indicated that water gets contaminated further at the point-of-use when compared to the source.

(KRPC), 16km away from Kaduna, capital of Kaduna State in North-west Nigeria. It is a sparsely populated multilingual community.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Shailendra Singh Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 06/11/2017 regarding pollution in Pali river caused by industries. The Counsel representing the State of Rajasthan & Others has been directed by the Court to place a status report in respect of linking all the member industries to CETP through pipeline which was to be completed by 02.10.2017. It is also made clear, at that time, that those industries which were not linked with CETP are liable to be closed down.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Shailendra Singh Bisen & Others Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 06/11/2017 regarding pollution in the river Narmada. NGT directs MPPCB to regularly monitor the quality of water in the places from where water samples were collected ealier and water analysis report be submitted before the Tribunal after every six months and in case there is abrupt deteriorations in quality of water it may be brought to the notice of the Tribunal immediately.

Durban - According to a statement released in Geneva on Friday by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) specialised boats and machinery are trying to extract the vast quantities of "nurdles" (raw pl

The water available to each Indian in 2011 was 70% less than in 1951, and it will reduce further by 2050.

No vessel would be granted authorisation to set sail in Ghana’s waters if it is not fitted with internationally acceptable toilet and sewerage facilities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhash Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 02/11/2017 regarding eviction of encroachers from Santragachhi Jheel, Howrah, West Bengal. The part of the water body that has been encroached belongs to the South Eastern Railway.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Saikhowa Sadiya Min Samabai Samiti Ltd. & Dibrugarh Fishery Co-operative Society Ltd. Vs Union of India & Ors. dated 02/11/2017 regarding discharge of effluent from Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL), Lepetkata, Dibrugarh, Assam into the Brahmaputra. The Court after going through the analysis report of the sample waste water collected from ETP on two dates i.e.

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