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Flood Monitoring the Remote Sensing Way

Remote sensing technologies serve as a management tool for authorities to forecast and issue early warning of floods. A Flood Response System developed by C-DAC focuses on near-real time flood monitoring in the Brahmaputra valley.

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Groundwater Recharge and Depleting Reserves: The Future

An unregulated use of groundwater in 2 decades has resulted in declining groundwater levels. Strategies need to be put in place for aquiferwise management.

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Groundwater and Sustainable Irrigation in India

The past decades have seen a rapid depletion of groundwater. A dedicated programme in a mission mode for scientifically guided solutions, aimed at water management of complex hydrological systems under variable climatic conditions, is thus urgently needed.

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5 Western Flowing Rivers In India You Must Know About

India is a geographical paradise with a multitude of rivers flowing across the country. While most of the rivers in the country are east flowing in nature, i.e. they join the Bay Of Bengal, there are a few rivers that defy the odds and are west flowing! These west flowing rivers ultimately end up in the Arabian Sea. Unlike eastern flowing rivers, the western flowing rivers don’t create deltas on the path they follow on their way to the ocean.This can be attributed to the fact that the Western flowing...

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Redefining Ganga River: A challenging and complex task

The Ganga is a diverse and complex system that is currently suffering increased demands, severely affecting the quantity and quality of flow and occupation of ‘river space’. The River needs to be redefined through innovative solutions to improve its health.

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Water Hyacinth in India- Weed invaders that can be controlled

Water hyacinth is one of the most successful colonizers in the plant kingdom. Its growth can be only restricted by utilizing it in different aspects. Known for its dazzling lilac or violet flowers surrounded by a rosette of green leaves was why water hyacinth was distributed as take away gift at a cotton exhibition held in the new Orleans state of United States in the 18th century. Soon it made its way into the state of West Bengal of India as an ornamental plant. Today it is known as ‘Bengal...

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Ramsar Sites in India

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. India currently has 26 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites), with a surface area of 689,131 hectares including including Wular Lake in Jammu and Kashmir. Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance. Ramsar sites are wetlands considered to be of international importance. The Ramsar convention, an international body, forms the basis for identification of such wetlands. The international treaty came...

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Mythology: The Descent of Ganga

The Ganga is a river, it flows. But wait, stories that abound through ancient Indian history, talk of its descent from another realm. How did a river do that? Well, here is a fascinating mythological story that tells you exactly how the impulsive and wayward daughter of the snow came to call Earth her home. King Sagar Once upon a time, as all tales begin, was a king, Sagar who was the supremo of Ayodhya. As was the practice in those days the king had two wives called Keshini and Sumuti. But...

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Water quality dwindles worldwide as pollution rises.

Pathogen and organic pollution due to the respective discharge of untreated wastewater and organic compounds are now a serious threat across rivers in Asia, Africa and Latin America, says UNEP.

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How logical is interlinking of rivers?

The idea is being mooted to save vast tracts of land from annual floods, besides diverting waters to parched regions. However, experts question the assumption of surplus water in any basin. Instead of grandiose schemes, simple methods to conserve every drop may help solve the problem.