India News - Urban Water

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August 25, 2015
The curious case of Kolkata's missing water bodies
The city which has close to 5000 water bodies has lost 44% in the last two decades, says Mohit Ray of Vasundhara, a group working on environmental and human rights issues in an interview.
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August 6, 2015
From abandonment to water abundance: Is it possible?
People know that water is crucial, and yet apathy abounds. Dr. Indira Khurana talks candidly on the issues concerning water and how this precious resource can be better managed.
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May 29, 2015
Bangalore's water mafia explained!
Water mafias do not comprise only independent, small-scale players operating outside the state but also large-scale utility companies, which too operate through the water mafia and its strategies.
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May 27, 2015
Does 24x7 water supply help reduce water storage or hoarding in urban areas?
A study at Hubli Dharwad found that there could be limits to how formal a city's water supply systems is. These depended on consumer habits, the history of a city’s water supply and infrastructure.
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January 8, 2015
Porous pavements to save concrete jungles!
Cities may not be able to lessen their 'concrete footprint', which prevents groundwater from entering the soil but maybe more city spaces can use porous surfacing to deal with this problem.