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 »
Category Archives: Urbanisation and Water
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.
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.
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 »
Literacy rates in India are among the lowest in Asia as almost 40% of the age group of 15 years and above are not able to read and write. Although in the recent years there have been large improvements concerning school enrolment rates and basic facilities such as all-weather rooms and the provisioning of cooked midday meals the Indian education system still faces serious challenges and some of these challenges are related to the issue of sanitation. Read more »