Groundwater

Compound in Jamun seeds can remove fluoride from groundwater: IIT scientists

Compound in Jamun seeds can remove fluoride from groundwater: IIT scientists

The researchers converted Jamun seed powder into a highly porous carbon material. It was then processed further at high temperatures to improve its efficiency.

Oct 26, 2017, 19:28 PM IST

Changing rainfall pattern linked to Indian Ocean warming

Groundwater plays a vital role in food and water security in India.

Jan 10, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
India's groundwater reserves at depletion risk, warns study

India's groundwater reserves at depletion risk, warns study

New modelling of the world's groundwater levels found that aquifers - the soil or porous rocks that hold groundwater - in the Upper Ganges Basin area of India, southern Spain and Italy could be depleted between 2040 and 2060.

Dec 16, 2016, 16:14 PM IST

Groundwater levels plunge, contamination rises, crisis grows

Sandeep Pai & Prathamesh Mulye/IANS

Mar 14, 2016, 09:35 AM IST

Mystery of arsenic release into groundwater solved

Stanford scientists have solved an important mystery about where the microbes responsible for releasing dangerous arsenic into groundwater in Southeast Asia get their food.

Dec 06, 2015, 14:03 PM IST
Groundwater tapping to be priced in Uttarakhand

Groundwater tapping to be priced in Uttarakhand

Industrial units, builders in the housing sector, commercial and government establishments in Uttarakhand will now have to pay a price for tapping the groundwater resources.

Sep 30, 2015, 19:09 PM IST

Hike in tariff among suggested measures to manage groundwater: Govt

Organisations including the World Bank and the Second Administrative Reform Commission have suggested measures like increasing water tariffs in urban areas for sustainable development and management of groundwater in the country, the Parliament was informed Thursday.

Aug 13, 2015, 22:36 PM IST

'In parts of Delhi, groundwater unfit for human consumption'

In some areas of Delhi, groundwater was found "unfit" for human consumption, the Economic Survey Report of Delhi 2014-15 has said while raising "serious concern" over depleting groundwater level.

Jun 24, 2015, 23:05 PM IST

India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report

Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of USD 13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said.

May 24, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

Groundwater level in Noida under 'stress': CGWA tells NGT

Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) Thursday told the National Green Tribunal that groundwater level in Noida is under "stress" and recommended cap on number of houses being owned by individuals.

Apr 16, 2015, 18:01 PM IST
More proof for groundwater on Mars

More proof for groundwater on Mars

A new research has given more evidence for groundwater on Mars.

Mar 28, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

California has only one year of water left: Scientist

The state of California has only about one year's worth of water left in storage and its groundwater is rapidly depleting, a NASA scientist has found.

Mar 15, 2015, 15:33 PM IST

Odisha to launch rooftop rainwater harvesting scheme

The Odisha government Wednesday decided to implement a new scheme for rooftop rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge in urban areas of thed state, with an investment of Rs.100 crore.

Jan 14, 2015, 19:15 PM IST

China to shut down 6,900 wells

About 6,900 wells, which meet a quarter of Beijing's urban water supply, would be shut down gradually in the next five years by authorities in a bid to check the receding groundwater level.

Nov 22, 2014, 16:12 PM IST

Groundwater warming up due to climate change

 Groundwater has not escaped global warming, says a study, suggesting that the warming stages observed in the atmosphere are replicated down below as well.

Nov 12, 2014, 13:24 PM IST

DMRC denies unauthorised groundwater extraction near Red Fort

Rubbishing allegations that Delhi Metro is "unauthorisedly" extracting groundwater during construction of an underground station in the Lal Qila area here, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said no expert can claim that the work has done any harm to the monument.

Sep 17, 2014, 14:55 PM IST

Evolution of Human species linked to groundwater: Study

A new study shows that our ancient ancestors' ability to find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been the key to their survival and the evolution of the human species.

Sep 11, 2014, 21:28 PM IST

Japan Fukushima operator starts diverting groundwater to sea

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.

May 21, 2014, 09:59 AM IST

Groundwater: NGT pulls up Delhi govt

NGT Wednesday asked Delhi govt officials to appear before itself over Delhi government report on illegal use of groundwater.

Oct 30, 2013, 19:39 PM IST

Groundwater: NGT issues warrant on Noida builder`s absence

On August 22, the NGT had issued show cause notices to 12 real estate developers, including DLF, Supertech and Jaypee Greens.

Sep 09, 2013, 19:49 PM IST