JULY 2018  
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. More than 400 Bandharas are currently operational in Goa. The selected rivers in Kerala in phase one are Thoothapuzha and Bhavani in Palakkad, Chandragiri in Kasargod, Panamaram in Wayanad, and Achenkovil in Pathanamthitta. It is estimated the state can save up to 1,938 crore litres of water once the construction is completed. Bandharas are constructed by erecting pillars in the river at two-metre intervals and adding a shutter made of fibre-reinforced plastic.


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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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