PAC recommends ban on sewage treatment at mouth of rivers

Observing serious structural lacunae and weakness in legislative framework, a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended a ban on sewage treatment at the mouth of rivers and called for creating a consolidated legislative framework to curb water pollution.

70% of Indian sewage treatment plants dysfunctional: Javadekar

 Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that 70 percent of all sewage treatment plants in India do not work due to high running cost.

Indo-Japan DHS technology effective in treating sewage

Down-flow hanging sponge (DHS) system is an innovative and effective technology for the treatment of sewage flowing into Indian rivers, experts said here Thursday.

Sewage at the beaches, piles of garbage mar Gaza`s summer

When Palestinians in the Gaza Strip seek some relief from the grind of life in an enclave plagued by conflict and hardship, they usually need to look no further than their sandy beaches.

Olympics: Pollution muddies Rio 2016 waters

Waters polluted by sewage off the coast of Rio remain a concern for organisers of the 2016 Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee insisted Friday that the sea will be safe for competition.

A sewage treatment plant to help manage water efficiently

With the larger goal of fighting the challenging battle of sanitation and water management in India, a new environment friendly sewage treatment plant (STP) has been set up in Delhi`s Timarpur area as a pilot project.

Ganges full of deadly `superbugs`: Study

In May and June when millions of pilgrims throng Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttarakhand to take holy dip, levels of antibiotic-resistant `superbugs` have been found 60 times greater than other times of the year, shows research.

Mull sewage treatment plant for Barapulla drain: NGT to govt

The covering of drains would be a "disaster" and what requires serious consideration is whether there should be a sewage treatment plant for Delhi`s biggest drain, the Barapulla drain, National Green Tribunal (NGT) said Monday.

New device harnesses Sun and sewage to produce fuel

A novel new device that uses only sunlight and wastewater to produce hydrogen gas fuel has been developed.

Sewage could soon replace petrol in cars

Cars could be running on a by-product of human sewage within a span of three years, according to a report.

Indo-Israeli pact for water treatment technologies

India and Israel have inked a key pact to cooperate in water treatment technologies.

Sewage helps Singapore shake off water shackles

When Singapore said it would not renew water-supply pact with Malaysia the news hardly caused a ripple.