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Top technology innovations in water management

As per recent article in ``Guardian sustainable business water :

The well was a transformative invention, though it is often overlooked. This source of freshwater, vital for the expansion of inland communities, dates back nearly 10,000 years – 3,000 years before the wheel was ever imagined.

The well is but one of a long list of innovations in water technology that have enabled human development to continue apace. Sophisticated pipeline networks and treatment plants today furnish us with this elixir of life and industry. As intense pressure is placed on the planet's limited water supplies, businesses are again turning to technological innovation. New and emerging inventions should see human civilisation through the 21st century and, with any luck, the next 10,000 years.

1) Nanotechnology in filtration
2) Membrane chemistry
3) Seawater desalination
4) Smart monitoring:
5) Intelligent irrigation
6) Wastewater processing
7) Mobile recycling facilities

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Dynamic data of rainfall and fresh water in India

IMD department of Government of India, provides updates rainfall data in real time. Authentic picture of rains is different regions, districts and States; is available at any point in time. Daily, weekly, monthly and annual; snapshots are available in theme maps. The site also provides historical data for last 6 years, across all districts and river basins of India.

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10 Technology themes identified by EPA

Water Technology Innovation: 10 Market Opportunities
Innovation. The water resource and sustainability issues offer market opportunities for technology and institutional innovation as well as a vehicle for economic growth. To that end, EPA’s Water Technology Innovation Blueprint identifies ten specific market opportunities.

1) Conserving and Recovering Energy
2) Recovering Nutrients
3) Improving and Greening of the Water Infrastructure
4) Conserving and Eventually Reusing Water
5) Reducing Costs and Improving Techniques for Water Monitoring
6) Improving Performance of Small Drinking Water Systems
7) Reducing Water Impacts from Energy Production
8) Improving Resiliency of Water Infrastructure to the Impacts of Climate Change
9) Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
10) Improving Water Quality of Our Oceans, Estuaries, and Watersheds:

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Assessment of fresh water availability in India (2017)

Considering the importance of fresh reassessment of water resources availability in the country, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga rejuvenation (MoWR, RD & GR), Government of India had approved study for reassessment of Water Availability of River Basins in India using Space Inputs” for assessing the average annual water resources in the country by CWC with technical support of NRSC on similar lines to that of the pilot studies completed in June 2013 by CWC and NRSC on Godavari and Brahmani-Baitarani river basins.
As a consequence of the above, the present study emphasises on quantifying basin scale water wealth by transformation from presently adapted basin terminal gauge site discharge, aggregation to meteorological data based water budgeting exercise through hydrological modelling approach.

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