Unravelling Kuttanad's Drinking Water Paradox

Jayashree, V (2020) Unravelling Kuttanad's Drinking Water Paradox. India Water Portal, 24 February 2020.

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Abstract: Surrounded by vast expanses of water, the Kuttanad region in Alleppey district, Kerala faces severe drinking water scarcity due to infrastructure failure and civic body inaction. This picture-perfect expanse that lies at the heart of the backwaters experiences “frequent floods, waterlogging, contamination from the houseboat and domestic effluents, degradation of natural reserves, poor sanitation and land management systems in the catchment and supply-demand mismatch” (Shiney and Geeja, 2013). Water to cater to the needs of a population of 2.4 lakh population is sourced from the Neerettupuram plant in Thiruvalla that has a production of 14 million litres per day against a demand of 24 million litres. Nearly, half of the water gets lost through the supply system creating a huge shortfall in drinking water.
Item Type: In the Media
Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Energy and Environment
Programmes > Energy and Environment Programme
Divisions: Schools > Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 07:17
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2020 09:27
Official URL: https://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/unravell...
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1874

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