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As the proverbial Indian summer sets in and taps dry up across large swathes of the country, India faces an acute shortage of safe and sustainable water, specifically groundwater, a crisis that will exacerbate with factors like indiscriminate use and climate change, warn experts.
The issue of water sustainability for the years to come centres around critical water sources such as reservoirs and groundwater.
India's huge groundwater-dependent population, uncertain climate-reliant recharge processes and indiscriminate land use changes with urbanization are among the many factors that have "rendered the Indian groundwater scenario to become a global paradigm for water scarcity, for both quantity and quality", Mukherjee told PTI.
originally posted by: MindBodySpiritComplex
What does it tell you about humans that we will have things like the Manhattan Project to fast forward the development of nuclear weapons but no project on a similar scale to figure out affordable desalination?
originally posted by: Tempter
If only there were something, an event lets say, that happened annually which brought large amounts of fresh water to the areas in which the people could use to collect and store it for the dry seasons.
If they had something like that it would be great.
Two weak monsoons have resulted in severe water shortages and crop losses in as many as 10 states, prompting extreme measures including curfews near water sources and water trains sent to the worst-affected regions.
“There is no guarantee that it will rain this year. Predictions are fine but no one comes to your help when the crops fail,” he said.