Entries by Julia Cadaval Martins

The News Minute: Karnataka govt ties up with 2030 WRG for transformative projects to tackle water crisis

News Source: The News Minute The Karnataka multi-stakeholder platform for water (Karnataka MSP-water) was launched in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Karnataka today faces a shortage of 950 tmc (one thousand million cubic feet) of water. Population growth and urbanization are projected to widen the urban water demand-supply gap from 24% in 2011 to 58% in 2030. […]

Karnataka MSP Steering Board launch

The Government of Karnataka (GOK) and 2030WRG launched the Karnataka Multi-Stakeholder Platform for Water (MSP-Water) on May 23, 2017 in Bangalore, with the first meeting of the Steering Board, chaired by the Chief Secretary, GOK. The meeting included participation of (select list only): Government departmental heads (e.g. Principal Secretary, Water Resources; Additional Chief Secretary, Urban […]

Live Mint: Karnataka looks at drip irrigation for sugarcane farming

News Source: Live Mint Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Tuesday said that it will take up at least 30,000 acres of sugarcane farming land under drip irrigation for a pilot project to highlight the advantages of the low water intensive agricultural practices in the backdrop of unreliable monsoon seasons and resulting droughts leading to increase […]

Deccan Chronicle: Karnataka: Panel aims at saving water

News Source: Deccan Chronicle BENGALURU: To improve existing irrigation methods and agricultural productivity in the state, state government in association with 2030 Water Resources Group have come up with the idea of ‘Multi Stakeholder Platform for Water’. On Monday a steering committee was launched with stakeholders from the public and private sector, the civil society, […]

Deccan Herald: New platform to fix water crisis

News Source: Deccan Herald Karnataka’s urban water demand and supply gap is set to widen from 24% (2011) to 58% in 2030, according to 2030 Water Resources Group, a unique public-private-civil society collaboration. To address this growing gap between demand and supply, the state government and 2030 WRG launched the “Karnataka multi-stakeholder platform for water” […]

Government of Karnataka and 2030 WRG launch “Karnataka Multi-Stakeholder Platform for Water” to Drive Large-Scale Transformation in Water Resources Management

Bengaluru, Tuesday, May 23, 2017: The Government of Karnataka and 2030 WRG launched the Karnataka Multi-Stakeholder Platform for Water (Karnataka MSP-Water) in Bengaluru today, with representation from public sector, private sector and civil society. Water is increasingly becoming a scarce commodity. 2030 Water Resources Group’s hydro-economic analyses project a doubling of water demand across sectors […]

Financial Express: Call for installing ETPs in economic zones

News Source: The Financial Express  Speakers at a workshop on Wednesday emphasised the need for installing full functional effluent treatment plants (ETPs) in the economic zones of the country before industrial plants go into production. They also said the concept of green economic zones will help attract more foreign direct investment in many sectors. The speakers […]