Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of the RWTH Aachen University

Monthly Archives: June 2014

The History of Water Supply in Varanasi

As you may know from previous posts, Varanasi is respected as the oldest inhabited city of the world with a continuous settlement for about 3,000 years. However, the most recent development in the 20th century has led to several problems regarding the water supply of the city´s population. The following article will outline the history of water supply in Varanasi. Read more »

Wastewater Treatment in Hyderabad

Hyderabad has a population of about 7 million inhabitants. All of them consuming water for washing, toilet, and drinking, each day. In addition to the domestic need for water, the local industry also has a high demand for water for industrial production.

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Patancheru-Bollaram Industrial Cluster

There are all kinds of different industries within the Hyderabad city boundaries. But the production in these areas is dominated by bulk drug manufacturing. Today we take a closer look at the problematic situation of pharmaceutical industries in the Pattancheru-Bollaram cluster.

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Hyderabad’s Water Crisis – Need for Integrated Urban Water Management

The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) first gained broader attention in the year 1992 during the international environmental conferences of Dublin and Rio de Janeiro (GWP, 2000). In 1996 the Global Water Partnership (GWP) was founded by World Bank, United Nations Development Programme and Swedish International Development Corporation Agency with its main responsibility to foster the concept of IWRM on a worldwide level (GWP, 2014). Read more »