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New technique developed to turn pee into fuel and drinking water during space missions

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 14:35

Rather than ejecting astronaut pee into space, scientists are developing a new technique that can turn this waste burden into a boon by converting it into fuel and much-needed drinking water.

HC notice over poor quality water in Indian Railways

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:01

The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking improvement in the quality of drinking water in Indian Railways and a probe into alleged manipulation while awarding contracts for supply of chlorination plants.

Puppet show to spread water conservation message

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 19:38

Armed with a variety of decorated hand puppets, a group of school students here will spread the message of water conservation on the occasion of World Water Day Saturday.

India may become a water-scarce country by 2020: CDP

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 22:29

India may become a water-scarce country by 2020 and the industry will face increased pressure to conserve water, said a study.

Solar driven water scheme inaugurated in U`khand

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 21:48

Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar today unveiled a solar driven drinking water scheme in Tehri district and described it as the first of its kind project in the hill state to provide safe potable water to rural Himalayan villages using solar energy.

Water desalination plant in Chennai to get central assistance

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 20:17

Government today cleared central assistance of over Rs 871 crore for construction of a sea water desalination plant in Chennai.

Nagaland PHE successfully implementing new tech for potable water

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 23:29

The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Nagaland is successfully implementing a new technology to provide drinking water facilities in rural areas using solar energy developed by a Mumbai-based company.

Drinking water scarcity in disaster-hit Ganjam district

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 18:44

People in Odisha`s cyclone and flood ravaged Ganjam district are reeling under severe water scarcity due to disruption of water supply in both rural and urban areas, including Berhampur.

Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in Louisiana

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 20:43

A deadly, brain-eating amoeba has been found in the water supply of a Louisiana community near New Orleans, scaring residents and sending officials on the hunt for its source.

`Amma Drinking Water`: TN CM to launch scheme to provide mineral water at Rs 10

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 00:24

In yet another pro-people welfare measure, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will launch a scheme on Sunday to provide mineral water for Rs ten a litre.

TN to set up 5th reservoir to cater to Chennai`s water needs

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 12:18

As part of its efforts to meet the drinking water requirements of Chennai, the Tamil Nadu government has set in motion works to set up a fifth reservoir that would supply water to the city.

Climate change threatens Caribbean`s water supply

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 13:57

Experts are sounding a new alarm about the effects of climate change for parts of the Caribbean the depletion of already strained drinking water throughout much of the region.