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Government tells thermal power plants to reduce water usage

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 14, 2016

Thermal power plants are water guzzlers, consuming an average of 96,000 litres of water for every megawatt of power, and the government wants to cut this down as it contemplates the possibility...

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Only 24% of water left in India's 91 key reservoirs

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 14, 2016

With the mercury soaring across the country, the water storage availability at India's 91 major reservoirs has dipped to 37.92 billion cubic metres, which is just 24% of total storage capacity...

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Subject Tags: water

Groundwater level plummets to a precarious low in Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 13, 2016

Due to prolonged dryspell and overuse of the precious water, the groundwater level in the drought-hit Prakasam district has fallen by 2.45 metre to 18.23 metres during March this year....

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Subject Tags: water

Water cuts for industries around Mumbai get more severe

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 8, 2016

Nearly 15,500 industrial units in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are bearing the brunt of a severe water shortage in the region.

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Subject Tags: industry news , water

Electricity supply to face disruptions amid high demand and acute water shortage

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 4, 2016

Electricity supply across India will be vulnerable to disruptions this summer as the official forecast of severe heatwave will boost demand significantly, while power stations face acute water...

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Subject Tags: electricity , water

Isotopes indicate the source of groundwater

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 31, 2016

Is it the rainwater falling on the ground that is replinishing the subterranean reserves? How 'fresh' is the water that you find, use or drink? What is the source of the water which can be found...

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Subject Tags: Research , water

Drought hits Indian coal plants and expansion plans

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 30, 2016

Despite the Indian Government’s determination to double or even triple domestic coal production, the power sector is now being hit by water scarcity – with a new report warning the crisis could...

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Subject Tags: Coal Power Plant , water

Visakhapatnam city set for uniform water supply timing

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 30, 2016

With the completion of two water schemes covering parts of the city water supply is expected to be streamlined with uniform timings for the entire city. At present water supply is staggered and...

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Subject Tags: Urban Development , water

WWF, H&M enter global partnership for sustainable fashion

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 29, 2016

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has entered a five-year global partnership with conservation organisation Worldwide Fund for nature (WWF) with aim to promoting sustainability in fashion...

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Subject Tags: Textiles , water

Plantation drive across 5 states to revive Ganga

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 23, 2016

Seeking to rejuvenate the Ganga through a massive plantation exercise in its riverscape, the Centre on Tuesday released a detailed project report (DPR) on the sort of intervention it plans for...

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