12 results for author: Anu Chaudhary


Pollution in the Sacramento River and Hope for its Future

SACRAMENTO RIVER REVIEW Kayaker along the Sacramento River (Water Foundation) The Sacramento River is 343 miles long and contains 31% of the water runoff in the state of California. It is a major watershed whose tributaries come from the Sierra Nevadas, Hostas, Cascades, and other mountain ranges in the region.  The river runs through the agriculturally vibrant Central Valley region and provides water to the residents of north, central, and southern California. The Sacramento River Basin is considered essential to the US food supply.  Indeed, one-third of all produce grown in the United States come from the Central Valley. Unsurpri...

In the City of Rudrapur, Uttarakhand: THE UNHOLY RIVER KALYANI

  KALYANI RIVER OVERVIEW Kalyani river in Rudrapur surrounded by illegally made houses, restricting the flow of the river. (Source) A few decades ago, the citizens of Rudrapur, Uttarakhand would walk down to the local river to collect drinking water, wash their clothes, take a bath, or just swim and enjoy themselves. Today, doing any of this is out of the question as it can have serious health consequences.  Like many rivers around the world, Rudrapur’s Kalyani river has become polluted and is in desperate need of our help. It is the lifeline of the city, and it must be protected from disappearing completely. THE PROBLEM ...

Every Drop Counts : An Answer to Sutlej River Pollution, India

SUTLEJ RIVER OVERVIEW The Red River is called the Sutlej. The river is the tributary of the Indus River to the east. The origin of the Sutlej River is located in the Kailash Mountain Range district, near Lake Rakhastal in Tibet.  According to the Indus Waters Treaty, the Satluj River waters are allocated to India between Pakistan and India and are mainly diverted to India's irrigation channels. A number of hydropower projects have been set up on the Sutlej River, including the 1000 MW-capacity Karcham-Wangtoo, the 1000 MW-capacity Bhakra Dam, and the 1650 MW-capacity Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Dam. Map Showing Sutlej River Course ...

Damanganga Restoration: The river choked by toxins

DAMANGANGA RIVER OVERVIEW River Damanganga starts from the Sahyadri hills in Maharashtra. The river passes from east and west along the tributaries, passing through hilly terrains of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman, and Diu along with Dadra and Nagar Haveli, with an approximate length of 131.30 km before draining in the Arabian Sea in Daman.  The drain is named Kalkada Khadi where all the domestic wastewater from Vapi and other nearby areas falls into River Damanganga at the Gujarat border. River Damanganga on the map The river is non- perennial and the polluted area between Kachigaon to Vapi stretches up to 5.5 km. The total water ...

New solution to solve pollution issues in Tha Chin River, Thailand

THA CHIN RIVER AND SAMUT SAKHON The Tha Chin River flows through four main provinces which are Chinat, Suphanburi, Nakhon Pathom, and Samut Sakhon making it one of Thailand's most significant rivers. The upper part of the river flows through agricultural land, where there are heavy uses of fertilizer and insecticides while the lower part, between Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom, is seriously polluted with organic waste contamination, mainly from domestic, industrial, and pig farms. These factors have made Tha Chin river one of Thailand’s most polluted rivers. UNESCO World Water Assessment Program (SOURCE) The neighborhood Samut Sakhon ...

MUMBAI MITHI RIVER CLEAN UP AND PLASTIC RECYCLING PROJECT RECEIVES 0.6 MILLION EURO FUNDING

We are delighted to announce that Earth5R, is one of the five recipients of the 0.6 million Euros funds which will be put to clean plastic waste from the Mithi river in Mumbai, India. Earth5R is very pleased to be in partnership with United Nations Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL), Huhtamäki Oyj, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and RiverRecycle for this project.  Huhtamaki is funding 3 million euros to global sustainability initiatives with a local impact. They are funding innovation for the future, making a difference where it matters most to help address global sustainability challenges and build circular economy initiatives. ...

A new approach to restoration of Mithi River, Mumbai, India

MITHI RIVER: NOT SO MITHI ANYMORE Mithi river (Mithi translates to ‘sweet’ in Hindi) is one of the four rivers flowing through the Mumbai city. It originates from the Vihar Lake and Powai Lake before meeting with the Arabian Sea after flowing through the residential and industrial sectors of Mumbai for a little less than 18 kilometers. Back in 2015, it was stated by Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam that Mithi River was more of a sewage line than a river as 100 percent of the water flowing through it was sewage dumped by the establishments set around it. The river is polluted from the source itself. While water from Vihar lake fulfills ...

An Earth5R Approach to pollution in the Los Angeles River

Los Angeles River Overview Starting in the San Vernando Valley, the Los Angeles River is a 51 miles long waterway that snakes through 11 cities in LA County before emptying out in the Pacific Ocean. There are over 21 identified pollutants in the LA River that exceed federal guidelines, the majority of which come from runoff that accumulates during rainwater flow.  The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has reported that these include “ammonia, a number of metals, coliform, trash, scum, algae, oil, chlorpyrifos as well as other pesticides, and volatile organics”.  There is significant plastic debris from the packaging that ...

COVID-19 trainings-awareness, response and self-sustainability by Earth5R

It has been almost one and a half months since the lockdown started in India. Countries all over the world have also experienced lockdown since January. The outbreak of coronavirus seems to increase day by day. Although there are few countries where the outbreak is not as severe, globally the death toll is increasing as the days pass by. Earth5R has initiated an online training, with a mission to create awareness, responsiveness and self sustainability among people. The training provides action based guidelines for dealing with the outbreak, protecting and creating immunity to fight against infection and slowing down the spread of coronavirus. The ...

Citizen Science: By The People, For the people.

History is the proof that we humans are what we are because of the rivers. From one of the oldest ancient civilization known to us, the Mesopotamia based between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, to the Ancient Egyptian civilization based around the river Nile, humans have grown and evolved around the rivers. This pattern has continued into the modern world with most major cities set around the rivers, lakes or the ocean. One of the most important gifts given to us by nature is freshwater. The water we use every day and the water that makes us is all fresh water. Earth has plenty of water, almost 70 percent of the total surface but as you might ...