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Plastic-lined farm ponds exacerbate water scarcity in semi-arid regions

Study of plastic-lined farmponds inorchard farmingand itsimpacton society

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Estimating ocean renewable energies for potential harvesting

Study aims to identify potential locations for wave energy plants across coastal regions of India

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A call for urgent policy change to revive Madurai’s historical watershed system

Researchers from IIT B root for restoring Madurai’s historical water tank system to address the region’s water woes

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Prof. Subramaniam Chandramouli receives the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship for 2021

IIT Bombay professor Subramaniam Chandramouli gets the Swarnajayanti Fellowship 2021 for his innovative proposal to generate ‘green heat’

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IIT Bombay team wins X-prize Student Competition

A proposed method to capture carbon dioxide and convert it to industrially useful chemicals gets IIT Bombay entry to the X-prize carbon removal grand prize competition.

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Hybrid Treatment Systems— A solution to India’s dying waters

Study proposes a systematic change to India’s wastewater treatment infrastructure to improve the quality of water and minimise environmental impact.

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Studying human-wildlife interactions: Why we need to look beyond conflict

Researchers discuss the challenges in studying human-wildlife coexistence and the way forward. 

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Slipping away from the surface: Impact of Kerala 2018 floods on soil erosion

Study finds an increase in the rate of soil erosion post the extreme floods in August 2018. 

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Recovery from Cyclone Phailin in marine fishing communities

Researchers investigate social, economic, human, and physical factors driving and resulting in recovery in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin. 

Cyclone Phailin over the Bay of Bengal on October 11, 2013, before making landfall over the east coast of India. [Image Credits: Colorado State Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch, NOAA / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons] 

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Addressing the groundwater crisis in South India

Researchers from IIT Bombay report increasing dependence on groundwater after frequent droughts as the cause for the alarming decrease in groundwater levels in South India.

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