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Government teams up with Google for Flood Forecasting

With the monsoon under way, the Union Water Resources Ministry has teamed up with Google to generate flood warnings. If there are signs of an imminent flood, a Google Maps user will be able to see what regions are likely to see water logging first and if their neighbourhood is under threat. As per agreement, ..


Union Cabinet approves agreement with UNESCO on establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has recently approved the establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography, as a Category-2 Centre (C2C) of UNESCO, in Hyderabad. The purpose of this Agreement is to establish a training centre towards development of capacity for the countries on the Indian Ocean Rim (IOR), ..


India to host 7th International Ground Water Conference (IGWC-2017)

The 7th International Ground Water Conference (IGWC-2017) will be hosted by India in New Delhi with a theme of “Ground water Vision 2030- Water Security, Challenges and Climate Change Adaptation” from December 11 to 13, 2017. The conference has been organized by the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) ..


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 ..


Planning Commission approves privatization of water distribution in Delhi

The Planning Commission approved the Delhi Government’s move to engage with private entities in supply of water in several areas of the city similar to power sector. The private entities would rationalize the water distribution network and ensure consumers 24×7 supply of water. The private sector would be engaged in water distribution, management and maintenance ..



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