Water harvesting in Mumbai will reduce storm water discharge as well as reduce the load of sewerage treatment, thus controlling the dreadful monsoon floods.Mumbai can make use of abundant availability of seawater, desalinate for potable water and thus, augment water supply instead of going in for complex method of constructing dams & reservoirs and supporting that system .As population increases and development seeks for increased proportions of surface water and ground water for the agriculture industrial sectors and domestic sectors the pressure on water resources intensifies, which leads in excessive pressure on the environment , conflicts among users and tensions.Rainwater harvesting by capturing runoff from the rooftops / terrac...
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Sanitation- Some developing mega cities have poor sanitation and few working public toilet systems.Many people in Mumbai steal electricity off each other by rewiring wires from house to house.An example of this is in Mumbai (India) where up to 20 people may have to live in the same small house.They save this water for washing their clothes and bathing.In Mumbai, a water truck arrives in the morning only, to fill up anything from containers to pots for the local people.
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There is not however the appropriate infrastructure to accomodate the new comers or proper planning of transport, water, drainage and health care delivery system.In Ahmadabad for example, 25% of the population consume 90% of the water whilst the rest of the population 75% have to consume 10% of water.c) Sanitation: Despite the improvement in providing sanitation facilities, most of the towns depend on open surface drains for the waste water disposal which in terms is vulnerable to communicable diseases from flies, bacteria e.t.c.Especially civil engineers which are involved with the majority of projects such as sustainable city planning, development of existing infrastructure (strengthening of existing constructions, maintenance e.t.c), ...
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Though India is a growing and developing country its lack of resources in health and sanitation to the inner city slums is causing a substantial shift in living conditions and living rates across the country.... middle of paper ... .Evaluation of Water and Sanitation Programmes in India."World Health Organization.Bulletin of the World Health Organization 88.7 (2010): 535-42.Manju, one of the slums citizens, was worried about feeling sluggish and if it was due to malaria or deng... .
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water (prevention and control of pollution) CESS RULES, 1978 .Andrha Pradesh water resources regulatory commission act – Andrha Pradesh water reform (2009) .. S State government should enforce a new strategiy which prohibit littering of municipal solid waste in cities towns and urban areas.An excellent solid waste management also helps in providing a good environment which has low pollutions including air, soil, and water pollutions.The main objective of the (CoE) is to develop the strategy and framework for solid waste management (SWM) and Wastewater management (WWM) in the Urban local bodies (ULBs) of India and also to established of a knowledge centre on solid waste and waste water management.Greater Mumbai cleanliness and sanitati...
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(Medical dictionary,2012) Furthermore, health issue such as dengue, fever, Hepatitis, tuberculosis , malaria , pneumonia, and also poor sanitation due to poor waste management.The water (prevention and control of pollution ) Act, 1974 .The main cities in India, Mumbai and New Delhi have appeared to be in the list of 25 Most Dirtiest Cities in The World.Mumbai and New Delhi placed at 7th and 24th places respectively which the latter is less dirty.The water (prevention and control pollution) rules ,1975The water (prevention and control pollution ) CESS ACT, 1977 water (prevention and control of pollution) CESS RULES, 1978 The air (prevention and control of pollution ) act, 1981 .
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(MDG Assessment Report 2008) p. 25^ Updated Numbers: WHO-UNICEF JMP Report 2008^ Water is Life – Groundwater drawdown^ WaterPartners International: Learn about the Water Crisis^ All About: Water and Health, CNN, December 18, 2007^ Water, a shared responsibility.Water scarcity encourages people to store water in their homes.India is the wettest place in the world which receives an annual rainfall of about 15,000 mm and yet the village often faces drinking water shortage because of widespread deforestation resulting in drying up of water sources soon after raining season is over.In the area of water management -it is known that water quality deteriorates due to repeated use, no serious attention has been paid to the qualitative aspect of w...
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Therefore, considering the alarming figures and facts related to the worsening effects of water crisis it is not merely needed, but highly necessary to establish a concrete and binding international water convention in order to achieve the following goals: to guarantee people’s right to water without any discrimination; to ensure the accessibility to safe water for the next generations; to preserve freshwater as a common good owned by all human beings; to thwart any attempt of privatizing water and transforming it to a commodity; and to guarantee that man’s right to water is more dominant than any international trade law.Based on the guidelines promulgated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the term safe and acceptable water means t...
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Also, the water transmission network in India is old and badly maintained and as a result, physical water loss sometimes rises up to 50 percent (Homer-Dixon, 2000).The general public is not willing to pay for the treatment of water and sanitation services in India, although there is high demand for water in this country.Therefore, some of the best ways to solve the problem of water crisis is through conserving and recycling waste water where possible.This is because most of the water received during the rainy monsoon season is usually lost as run-off water.Some of the responsibilities of this Ministry are to look after the water management services as well as the problems associated with the supply of water in the country (Uitto & Ja...
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Maharashtra has two main ports, the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).Other festivals celebrated on a large scale include Vijayadashami or Dussehra, Navaratri, Holi, Diwali, Eid al-Fitr.The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has initiated projects to develop a subway in Bombay.After the success of information technology in neighboring states, Maharashtra has set up software parks in Pune, Bombay, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur and Nasik, making Maharashtra the second largest software exporter (20% of India's exports) with over 1,200 software companies.According to the 2001 census, the distribution of religions is as follows: .
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In short this paper looks at the slow progress of Millennium Development Goals with focus in developing countries especially sub saharan africa with respect to water and sanitation and various factors affecting the progress.The article then went further in reviewing various studies and literature presented by authors , analysing other views in the subject area and detailing sanitation situation in the case of Ghana.The Ghana water and Sewerage Coporation(GWSC), a public utility charged with the responsibility, among others, of achieving self financing status however due to lack of political will by the government over the years to institute adequate tariffs devastated the finances of the GWSC(George Akosa,1995).This situation ,coupled wi...
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In the room the bed and bath linen are changed every other day, halving the use of detergent.EarthCheck is managed by EC3 global.Green rooms are available at six Taj hotels now the Taj palace hotel- N Delhi, Taj lands’ end – Mumbai, Taj Bengal – Kolkata, 51 Buckingham Gate – London, Taj Connemara – Chennai and the Gateway hotel – Bangalore.Now six Taj hotels have “green” hotels where the air conditioning is already set to an amiable temperature at twenty four degrees centigrade, up from the usual eighteen degrees saving almost thirty percent of energy which is used up at the lower temperatures.For Taj inner circle members they receive fifteen percent extra Taj inner circle points on their stay at the green rooms.
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As a solution of Insecurity of food the government have to create a community based approach to the requirement and supply of needs .They should concentrate on promoting the rural women about the basic education In case of breastfeeding and hygienic care required during the breastfeeding time and supplying required amount of vitamin ,iron tablets during their period of pregnancy .The government should have to promote the health worker and supply with their requirement .Adequate water supply to the rural place.), high transportation cost and lack of road to reach all the place of rural India, inadequate supply of water to the required place, urbanization in major city without sufficient waste management and quality water supply ,Industria...
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In October 2007, Alabama filed a complaint against the Engineer Corp for reducing the water released from Lake Allatoona which will have serious implications on the state’s water supply as well as the navigability of the Alabama River.(van der Molen & Hildering 136) However, climate change may not be the real reason behind the water crisis, also considering that climate change whether it is true or not is still unproven.Sonny Perdue wanted to cut the release of water from Lake Lanier into Chattahoochee River which means taking water from Alabama as Georgia is suffering from a severe drought (Dille).India is one country that is experiencing a water crisis and it is not expected that the level of precipitation in India would increase t...
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Groots India- Africa Learning Exchange( Feb 15-20, 2009).The Mahila Milan(women together) was established in 1986 by Muslim slum and pavement dwelling women in Byculla in Mumbai with the aim of resettling those affected by demotion of slums(Global Urban Development Magazine,2006).Therefore it is difficult to question the effectiveness and legitimacy of these grass-root organizations in shaping the destiny of urban centers, cities and dealing with poverty, education, health, economic and infrastructure and objectives.In at least 12 nations, these federations are engaged in community driven initiatives to upgrade slums and squatters settlement, to develop new housing that low income households can afford and to improve provision for infras...
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Several studies and situational analyses are conducted by the water sector that leads to preparation of comprehensive strategy of water sector and investment strategies.Though they have legal riparian rights to have a share on the water resources, these transboundaries definitely affect the socio-economic growth of the country since water is considered to be as the key player in the development of Uganda (Encounter Uganda Well Health).Poor sanitation practices are among the factors that contribute to depleted water supply and water related diseases in Uganda.Moreover, these parts of the country are experiencing wide fluctuations in the availability of water between wet and dry seasons as well as variations in the onset of rainfall as a r...
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We can’t reach for the nearest stream and draw water for a drink the way people did before.Although water is “the commonest molecular compound” (Crystal, 1990) there is a rising problem concerning its purity.The main culprit for water pollution is man whose human activities are the causes of localized pollution.part of our physical component, and as experts say it “occurs in all living organisms” (Crystal, 1990), truth is, the world faces a water crisis.Today, water is for sale.
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To secure safe drinking water, it has to undergo certain processes; either distilled or purified.New Internationalist called Water: The facts.Despite that much of life depends on water, its purity essential to all our sustenance is being threatened because humans overuse it.In First World countries, water is used to beautify gardens, maintain greener lawns, and fill up swimming pools.The slogan: “Water is Life,” is so true considering that nature’s life cycle revolves around it.
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Until recently, Kibera had no water, so you may imagine what kind of problems they had there.Most slums lack clean water, electricity, sanitation and other basic services.the government is violating their fundamental rights.Poverty, crime, dirtiness, increasing population, increasing black spot on INDIA and especially on Mumbai, increase in illegal business, increase in prostitution, increase in women crimes, increase in drug trafficking, increase in child labor and abuse, increase in diseases, increase in AIDS, increase in SLUMS across Mumbai – This is just 1% of problems it has this place.This tourism niche is operating in almost all major slums around the world, including in Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Kibera, and Jakarta.
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This competition eventually may lead to water crisis due to the scarcity of this precious commodity.Water as a human right is further justified by the fact that fresh water is legal entitlement and not just a commodity or service that can be given to individuals as a means of charity.More attention in this paper is paid to the crisis necessitated by the way water resources are managed in a country.Water is a human right It has been said many times that water is life.Water being a basic commodity should not be sold dearly because this will mean curtailing the right to water particularly for the poor citizens.
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A global social injustice that I am aware of is the lack of water sanitation that has claimed millions of lives.Clean water, sufficient sanitation facilities and better hygiene practices can prevent the spread of disease and even improve nutrition, because people are able to grow more crops when water is easily available.If injustice occurs and no action is taken against this injustice, then people who hear about what happened might think this injustice is acceptable, and continue being unfair.If more fundraisers occurred, the amount of money that could be used to help clean water would increase.An alternative to talking is physical fighting, which to most is not the right thing to do but if it comes down to the victim having to defend t...
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I will discuss the water and sanitation issues in under developed countries, as well as what is being done to improve these situations.One scholarly journal, in reference to David Hemson, stated “… regular water supply to the rural poor is both a constitutional requirement and a social necessity…” (Phaswana-Mafuya 298).No matter who you are or where you live, everyone deserves to have access to a toilet and clean water.The invention of the toilet and sewage systems has not only given us a way to get rid of our feces, but it has provided us with sanitary conditions which keeps our water clean and reduces the chances of contracting diseases.This lack of toilets, which results in a lack of clean water, is obviously a very big problem.
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WaterAid is UK’s most leading charitable organization working on the water, hygiene and sanitation problem.The figure of deprived people without safe water in the world is around 884 million, while the number without proper sanitation comes around 2.5 billion.It aims to provide access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation to the deprived people in the globe.If one donates to waterAid, he or she is called ‘giving water’ and ‘giving life’.4000 children die every day due to poor water & sanitation; the children without toilets have double chances to catch Diarrhea than the children having toilets at their home.
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Migrants into Mumbai quickly identify sites adjacent to railway lines on which to establish new squatter settlements, allowing them to easy access to their job.The major reason behind vast growth of Mumbai lay in sheer success of its ‘mass transit’ system, the parallel local railway lines running across the north and south tip of the Mumbai which subsidized fares provides opportunities to grow beautifully.Urban form such as Dharavi not only provides shelter to its inhabitants but also fulfilled massive amount of economic opportunities to informal sector of Mumbai... As megacity and flourishing economy Mumbai population continue to grow it always accompanied problem providing housing to people with good living conditions.Mumbai and Dhara...
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And they should also pay the water cess proportional to their own water usage to the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB).Water based diseases are those when the water is the medium for only a part of the diseases life cycle, such as mosquitoes and flies.According to Jauro, these natural phenomena cannot be easily predicted and contained, therefore, new systems of water resource management and planning have to be devised through water management and conservation techniques.These texts are the Water Act of 1974, which regarded prevention and the control of pollution, the Water Cess Act, which also had to do with the prevention and control of pollution, and the Environment Act of 1986 which dealt with the protection of the environment.To c...
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Measuring and monitoring water quality is also a great way to make sure the water in the country are usable.This resource, which makes up 15 per cent of the drinkable water in South Africa, represents an important source of water.In fact there is several reasons to explain this water crisis.To conclude, the water crisis, which rages in South Africa, is due to human activities.In this country, five million people of the population have no access to safe drinking water and nearly fifteen million lack basic sanitation.
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By implementing more development oriented care practices, the aid community can hope that the diffusion of these practices will lead to gradual improvements against malnutrition hopefully without upsetting the cultural basis of caregiving in Ethiopia.Compounding these issues, the healthcare and sanitation systems of Ethiopia have thus far been unable to cope with the explosion of malnourishment cases.The Chronic Malnutrition Crisis of Ethiopia: The Perpetual Cycle of its Causes Malnutrition has been under the world spotlight for many years.In the agrarian society that predominates the scene in Ethiopia, often traditional modes of caring take precedence.Having consistent access to adequate food and water are key to basic human existence n...
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Reasons for the water crisis: .* Salinisation –> more water being pumped up, salt leaking in (over abstraction water quality ) .Water Crisis: .Ground water = pollution less obvious than surface water –> aquifers become polluted, feed surface water = Salinisation due to over abstraction.* 2.5% not salty but unreachable (in glaciers and ice caps) Fresh water – 20% in remote areas and rest comes as flood water.
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But its not all lights, camera, action in Mumbai, the city also houses important financial institutions, such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India as well as the corporate headquarters of many Indian companies.Most of India’s major television and satellite networks are headquartered in Mumbai, as well as its major publishing houses.Also, with little available space to live, Mumbai inhabitants often reside in overcrowded, yet expensive housing, usually far from workplaces, which leads them to make long commutes on crowded mass transit, or clogged air polluted roadways.Unfortunately, Mumbai suffers urbanization problems resembling those in many fast growing cities in developing count...
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Earlier, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warned that Asia will face a severe water crisis by 2030, with an estimated water supply shortfall of 40 percent. In a 2004 sample of 45 water service providers with different management models and sizes, the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) found an average availability of 21 hours per day.According to the Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation of UNICEF and WHO, access to an improved water source increased from 85% in 1990 to 92% in 2010.Continuity of supply (%)| Metro Manila (2007): 98% (East Zone); 42% (West Zone) 21 hours/day (45 small town utilities, 2004) | Average residential water use (l/c/d)| 175 (national average, before losses, 2000) 119 ...
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