Classics: Are we Utilizing our Water Resources Wisely?

Nityananda, Rajaram and Radhakrishna, B. P. (2016) Classics: Are we Utilizing our Water Resources Wisely? Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 21 (1). pp. 93-104.

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Modern technology has been used in building high dams and storing water. But in the matter of conveying the precious water to the field and making it available for plant growth, technology has lagged behind. Accurate quantitative appraisal of resource availability, and its utilization is urgently needed. Water conservation measures have to be adopted taking lessons from Israel, a country which has made a success of its agriculture. Greater attention should be paid to groundwater. Porous and fractured rocks below ground function as a vast interconnected reservoir. This natural storage which nature has provided should be allowed to get recharged with rainwater. These measures can be best attempted through the organization of autonomous River Authorities for each major river basin and sub-basin.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Nityananda, Rajaram and Radhakrishna, B. P.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water resources. Water conservation. Water problem.
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
Full Text Status: Public
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