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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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Air pollution hurts rural India too, not just its cities

New research shows that rural and urban regions of India face similarly high health risks due to air pollution.

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Finding flood risks at the village-level to facilitate decision-making

Scientists use a combination of global and local data to predict flood hazard in risk-prone villages.

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How do Indian farmers adapt to climate change amid socio-economic hurdles?

Scientists survey rural areas of Maharashtra for the most suitable agricultural strategies in the face of climate change

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Amoeba-attacking Giant Viruses Found in Mumbai's Lakes

Researchers report numerous giant viruses in water bodies of Mumbai and identify a unique protein that these viruses make.

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Prof Subimal Ghosh of IIT Bombay awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2019

Prof Subimal Ghosh, Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2019 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This award recognises his significant contributions to our understanding of how land surface processes influence the Indian monsoon, as well as for improving regional monsoon simulations and predictions. 

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Fighting floods the 'expert' way

Research, led by IIT Bombay, design a system to forecast floods in Chennai

During the fag end of 2015, Chennai experienced severe floods resulting in the death of about 500 people and economic losses of about INR 50,000 crores. The flooding stranded the city and was termed a 'man-made disaster' resulting from irresponsible water management and rapid urbanisation. The northeast monsoon of the year left most parts of South India marooned, exposing how vulnerable our cities are to such catastrophes. 

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