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India attends IUCN’s 7th Regional Conservation Forum held at Islamabad

International Union for Conservation of Nature organized the 7th Regional Conservation Forum in Islamabad, Pakistan. Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change represented India at the forum. More than 500 representatives from different countries, corporate sector and NGOs participated in the forum Reports from the Forum Rapid melting of Himalayan Glacier to cause ..

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Clean water mission to be launched for access to safe drinking water

The Cabinet Minister of Consumer Affairs, food and public distribution mooted the clean water mission that is to set standards for safe drinking water The safety of drinking water is measured based on 42 different parameters. The indicators of drinking water safety are Color of the water – Though water is colorless, the pure water ..

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6th India water week inaugurated

On September 24, 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 6th India water week at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The Theme of the week: “Water Cooperation – Coping with 21st Century Challenges”. The event is organized by Ministry of Jal Shakti. About India Water Week India Water Week (IWW) 2019 will focus on future challenges. This ..

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Drought Toolbox officially released in COP14event

The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has officially released the Drought Toolbox, which is a one-stop shop for all actions on drought. The toolbox can be used by countries to assess drought risks in their regions much in advance, and prepare to deal with the water scarcity. ..

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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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