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Seven examples of crowdsourced/home-made technologies generating useful hydrologic information

     This article is also available on  Youtube / Slide Share Data is the most important parameter of success in hydrological research. But measuring or collecting hydrologic data is complex due to its inaccessibility and financial requirements. For example, real-time stream level detection can help in the early warning of floods which can prevent/avoid “during” or post-flood disasters. Real-time dataloggers for stream-level detection are available but they are expensive. That is why low-cost alternatives like stream gauges are used.       However, the installation of such gauges in every location of a watershed is not possible as many places within a watershed are completely inaccessible. Again, the data collected by stream gauges are not real-time and not readily available to the researchers. One must pay or take permission from the regulating authorities to collect such data. Such requirements delay the project completion time and attract extra expenditures. Therefore, many ungauged

Seven Most Successful Water Conservation Projects in North East India

Water conservation is the minimization of the use of freshwater resources by the adoption of a sequence of methods as predesigned by the policy makers aimed at maximum utilization of available water resources. Water conservation events range from conservation methods like water monitoring and conservation-friendly building codes instituted by the government, to strategies for everyday people to reduce home water use. Water conservation imbibes reduction of energy use and enforces and enables stakeholders to become economically sustainable.  These five different types of water conservation events can be optimally designed for maximum output: 1. Updating to modern irrigation methods  2. Increasing Forest cover 3. Water conservation legislation.  4. Water redistribution.  5. Agro-based subsidies  However, the main objective of all types of water conservation projects is “ When you conserve water, you ensure that there will be enough for people to use in your community ." Northeast In

Seven most coveted job openings for hydroinformatics engineering

Topics related to informatics (AI,ML,IoT,ICT) and its applications in water resources development are referred to as Hydroinformatics Engineering. In recent years, the demand for educated manpower in this field has increased manifold. As a result, job opportunities related to this field have increased proportionally. This post is about the seven most desired job opportunities that are available only for hydro informatics engineers. 1) Data Engineers of Water Related Projects The data engineers develop and apply technology-enabled, digital solutions to some of the world’s most pressing water-related challenges to harness the power of data, advanced analytics, and modelling for acquiring real-time insights at the global, regional, and local levels. The jobs of data engineers include but are not limited to hydrodynamic modelling, water quality modelling of inland and coastal water systems, weather management, operational management systems etc. where technologies of data analysis are requ

Seven NGOs trying to solve the crisis of SUSTAINABLE WATER

Humans have exploited water resources just like other natural resources. Day by day, due to the scarcity and uneven distribution of water all over the World, "many fear that future wars could be fought over water".  Natural water bodies such as rivers, lakes, and ponds are sources of drinking water that also help to control floods, support biodiversity and regenerate groundwater.  The population of the World is already facing a severe water crunch. But this population is constantly growing and thus the situation will worsen by 2030. The government of many countries is trying its best but economic constraints, as well as various political conspiracies, prevent the overall development. That is why they create various funds and made them available to Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Organizations(NGOs). They have the capacity to directly channel the resources received from the government and utilize them for water conservation. This article identified seven NGOs for their exempla

Vulnerability Analysis of Water Resources of Peri-urban Watersheds in face of Climatic Abnormalities : Call for Paper

You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in the forthcoming monograph entitled: Vulnerability Analysis of Water Resources of Peri-urban Watersheds in face of Climatic Abnormalities Abstract: The uncontrolled utilization of water resources and burgeoning population and their demand for luxury has induced abnormal warming of the global climate. As a result, the regular pattern of climate has been compromised which has multifaceted direct and passive impacts on the water resources of the river basins. Although there is a noticeable number of studies which has tried to highlight the vulnerabilities of the watersheds towards this abnormal climatic pattern but impact analysis of climatic ambiguities on the water resources of peri-urban watersheds has been rarely attempted. The peri-urban watersheds can be segregated as unique watersheds that flow through a peri-urban landscape. Such basins do not face the urbanization impacts which are encountered by the urban watersheds, but