2018
09 Apr
Incentivizing Safe Drinking Water in Rural India

As part of its ongoing work on Water Access and Management, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai hosted a workshop on reducing exposure to unsafe drinking water in rural India, led by Professor Van Geen and Prabhat Barnwal, Assistant Professor of Economics, Michigan State University. It brought together experts from the Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network (AKAN), The Energy and Resources Institute, Sehgal Foundation, the Indian

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21 Feb

SaciWATERs is organising a two day Dissemination cum Knowledge exchange workshop titled Engaging with arsenic contamination in water: The network approach at Hotel Mercure, Hyderabad on 23-24Feb 2018, as a part of the closure of the project titled Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network supported by Arghyam since 2013. The highlights of the workshop are the release of booklets on interventions towards safe drinking water and

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06 Feb
Exposure Visit: Titabar to Majuli

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network (AKAN) and SWACHA organised an exposure visit from Titabar to Majuli on 12 th and 13 th January, 2018. The main objective of this visit was to bring about an exchange of experiences and knowledge of the local water champions. The team was led by Mr. Ananta Khanikar. During the two day visit, the team interacted with school teachers, students

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2017
20 Dec

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network (AKAN) and SWACHA organised an exposure visit from Majuli to Titabar on 18th and 19th December, 2017. The community people of the Titabar area have taken local-level initiatives to reduce the arsenic exposure. To strengthen the activities of the network the exposure visit was conducted, the main objective of which was to bring about an exchange of experiences and knowledge

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30 Nov

The Safe Water Centre for Healthy Assam (SWaCHA) in collaboration with Arsenic Knowledge and Action network (AKAN) and Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network (FKAN) organised a two day sensitisation workshop on ‘Arsenic in Drinking Water and it’s Manifestations on Health’ in Nalbari among PHED worker, medical practitioners, civil society organisations. Various technical sessions were held by Er. AB Paul, Dr. Kunal Kanti Majumdar, Mr. Ajit

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21 Nov
Report of the Working Group on Rural Domestic Water and Sanitation

This report makes a complete assessment of the water and sanitation situation in the country while reviewing the performance of the 11th Five Year Plan. The report covers topics like issues in coverage, quality of water, sustainability of the source, operation and management, and the access of disadvantaged sections to water. The report also makes certain recommendations for the 12th Five Year Plan, in terms

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21 Nov
Report of The Task Force on Formulating Action Plan for Removal of Arsenic Contamination

The Report attempts to examine the magnitude of the problem, sources of Arsenic intake, available technologies, identify appropriate technologies, formulate an action plan and discuss operation and maintenance issues as well as monitoring and evaluating aspects. An attempt has been made to outline different technologies based on various scientific principles, assess these technologies, distinguish these technologies according to their scale of operation and also list

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21 Nov
Occurence of High Arsenic Content in Groundwater

This report by the Committee on Estimates makes an analysis of the extent and magnitude of arsenic contamination on groundwater, by taking into account the contamination of soil and vegetation, its sources and the acceptable limits. The report also discusses the health effects of arsenic, along with suggesting remedial measures and technologies to counter the same. Apart from that, various policy and governance gaps in

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21 Nov
Geogenic Contamination of Groundwater in India

This report intends to serve as a national compilation of all relevant information on major geogenic contaminants reported in India. The report attempts to summarize various aspects of geogenic contamination of ground water with special emphasis on remediation and the way forward in respect of the following parameters viz. arsenic fluoride, salinity, iron and manganese, uranium, radon, strontium, selenium and chromium. All efforts were made

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21 Nov
Evaluation of Rural Drinking Water Programmes

This Report of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Second Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on the subject ‘Evaluation of Rural Drinking Water Programmes’ pertaining to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The Committee further note that the security of drinking water can be achieved on a 100% basis only when the entire rural drinking

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November 2017

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