Every year after the monsoon season there is a sharp rise in the spread of vector borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, which are transmitted by mosquitos. In private and public hospitals there were around 450 officially reported cases of malaria in Hyderabad in 2012. But especially dengue fever has witnessed a rise in cases in the recent years. Read more »
Category Archives: Urbanisation and Water
Literature review: (Mega) Urbanisation in China – water consumption, pollution and efforts by the governments
Literature to: (Mega) Urbanisation in China – water consumption, pollution and efforts by the governments
This article shows an outline of my Master´s Thesis about the drinking water situation in the Trans-Varuna area of Varanasi in India.
Apart from governmental approaches to handle solid waste management in Hyderabad, there are some non-governmental organizations coming up with different ideas concerning the topic. One of them is named Sukuki Exnora which we visited over here in Hyderabad.
If you do not know how municipal service works in other countries you might take for granted what you have. The same happens with solid waste management. In Germany the only thing you have to do is to separate your waste at home, put it into the correct bin which you will normally find in the cellar or garden and finally open the door when the garbage collector is ringing the bell. Usually, you will neither have to overcome a distance of a few hundred meters nor will you get in contact with waste on the road or with the smell related to it. Read more »