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Water Crisis: Data from World Resources Institute

The new data from the World Resources Institute makes the following observations: About one-quarter of the world’s population is facing extremely high levels of baseline water stress (i.e. irrigated agriculture, industries, and municipalities withdraw more than 80% of their available supply on average every year). Water withdrawals have more than doubled globally since the 1960s due ..

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Scientists of Ohio State University created a global map of where groundwater meets oceans

The researchers from Ohio State University in United States have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans — the first such analysis of its kind that may help protect both drinking water and the seas. The study showed that nearly one-half of fresh submarine groundwater discharge flows into the ..

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IIT-Kharagpur conducts study on River Ganga that indicates that river is drying up in summers due to groundwater depletion

IIT-Kharagpur has recently conducted study on River Ganga that indicates that river is drying up in summers due to groundwater depletion. The study, published recently in Scientific Reports magazine by Nature Publishing Group, used a combination of satellite images of groundwater levels of Ganga, numerical simulations and chemical analyses to draw the conclusion. The study ..

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India-UK Joint Team wins Newton-Bhabha Fund for project on Groundwater Arsenic Research in Ganga River Basin

An India-UK Joint Team has won the Newton-Bhabha Fund for a project on Groundwater Arsenic Research in Ganga River Basin. The Department of Science and Technology has undertaken the project with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) of United Kingdom (UK) to find solutions to the water challenges faced in the pervasively arsenic-affected Ganga River ..

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Atlas: “Aquifer System of India” launched

Ministry of water resources and parliamentary affairs released Atlas for six states namely- Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. What is special about this Atlas? In this Atlas which is named Aquifer Sysytem of India, the Central Ground Water Board has compiled and integrated data on various aspect of ground water since ..

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