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Haryana- Israel Agreement on Water Management

Recently, Israel and Haryana government signed a joint declaration in capacity building and integrated water resources management. Highlights The joint declaration is a significant milestone as India and Israel are celebrating 30 years of full diplomatic relations. Water security has always been an important pillar of the bilateral relations. About the agreement Under the agreement, ..

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National Water Awards

The National Water Awards is presented annually by Union Ministry of Jal Shakti. The third round of the awards, for the year 2020 was recently announced. State Awards Uttar Pradesh was awarded the first prize. Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu were awarded the second and third prizes. District Awards Muzzafarnagar of Uttar Pradesh was presented the ..

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What is a ‘Sponge city’ in Water Management?

Chennai is all set to adopt innovative water management strategies and transform into a sponge city to curb the urban flooding. Key Points Sponge city concept seeks to make urban areas more permeable, have more open spaces to store rainwater as well to allow it to percolate to aquifers. Water Resources Department in Chennai is ..

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New Innovation Challenge by Jal Jeevan Mission

The Jal Jeevan Mission and the Department of Industry and Internal Trade Promotion have launched an innovation challenge to develop portable water testing equipment. The challenge is called “New Innovation Challenge”. About the Challenge The purpose of this challenge is to develop inexpensive and modular solutions for testing the quality of drinking water. The challenge also ..

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What are the five technologies recommended by the Technical Committee of Jal Jeevan Mission?

A Multi-disciplinary Technical Committee that was set up under the Jal Jeevan Mission has recommended five technologies in order to provide field level solutions to the states. What are the technologies? Grundfos AQpure: It is a solar energy-based water treatment plant. It uses ultra-filtration as well. Janajal Water on Wheel: It is an Internet on ..

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India-Israel Water Attache: Key Facts

Israel is to establish a “Water Attache” in India. It is to operate from January 2021 under the Israel Embassy in India. The Water Attache division will share Israel’s best practices, technologies and water management in agriculture sectors. Also, Israel is to soon appoint an honorary Consul to the North-East.  Its objective is to increase ..

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