JULY 2018
Namami Gange to Clean 80 Per Cent of Ganga By 2019

Eighty per cent of Ganga River would be cleaned by 2019 through the execution of numerous schemes under the Namami Gange programme.

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Kerala to Follow the Goan Model for Water Conservation

The Kerala government has decided to try out a Goan model in water conservation to combat future droughts. In the first phase, 'Bandharas', a type of dams to enable better conservation, will be constructed on five rivers and their tributaries.

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Climate Change: The future Looks Fiery in Gujarat

Climate change will severely affect Rajkot—and by extension central Saurashtra—by the end of the century, predicts a research paper by Gujarat-based officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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Groundwater in 16 States Found to be Contaminated by Uranium

Aquifers in as many as 16 states in the country are contaminated by uranium, whose presence in drinking water has been linked to chronic kidney disease by several studies, a recent study has shown. More importantly, uranium does not figure on the list of contaminants monitored under the Bureau of Indian Standards' drinking water specifications.

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East Delhi Project to Ease Landfill Load

East Delhi Municipal Corporation has set up a first-of-its-kind waste-to-compost project on a PPP model at Trilokpuri for decentralization of household waste management.

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Maharashtra High on E-Waste, Ranks Low on Recycling

Maharashtra generates the most e-waste in the country, but ranks very low on recycling it. According to the report jointly published by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) and Japan's NEC, India produces 2 million tonnes of electronic waste per annum and recycles 438,085 tonnes.

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Antarctica's Ice Sheet is Melting Three Times Faster Than Before

The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tonnes of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study by a team of scientists working with NASA and the European Space Agency.

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Brazil's New Mining Code Will Discipline the Use of Wastes

Brazil's new mining code sets stricter environmental rules and enforces mine closures, while also aiming to boost funding for the sector's development.

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G7 Leaders Agree to Ocean Plastics Charter

Five of the G7 nations, without the US and Japan, have agreed to an ocean plastics charter. The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and the UK pledged to combat ocean pollution through a G7 Ocean Plastics Charter.

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Michigan Adopts Strictest Lead Water Rules in the United States

Michigan has adopted the strictest US rules to guard against lead in drinking water, a move sparked by the Flint water crisis that exposed thousands of city residents to the toxic chemical.

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Bangladesh Lost a Third of Its Groundwater in a Decade

Bangladesh faces water scarcity due to unsustainable groundwater extraction practices that exceed recharge rates threatening its food security.

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UK Rivers Contain Traces of 29 Pharmaceutical Drugs, Finds Study

Traces of 29 pharmaceutical drugs have been found in rivers in York, UK. The compounds included antidepressants, antibiotics, and medicines to treat epilepsy and diabetes.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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