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zenrainman Oct 22
It is perhaps only in India that received such extraordinary architectural expression . This in the 5th century . We are truly a groundwater civilization. Chand Baoli, Abhaneri, Rajasthan,
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zenrainman Oct 19
When the aquifers ran out , a tradition and a culture came to an end . What lasted 10,000 years was broadly finished in 30 years . Such is modernity . 15
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zenrainman 14h
This beautiful well provides supplemental irrigation to 2 acres of ragi or paddy. The feeds a river in summer time too . Aquifers need nurturing.
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zenrainman Oct 22
Chand Baoli, Abhaneri. The deepest step-well in the world
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zenrainman Oct 23
Almost invisible in the landscape. Both the aquifer and the stepwells are truly hidden resources.
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Media Darbar 23h
New Act Declared by BJP Government For Those Who Are Wasting Groundwater.
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Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District Oct 21
Did you know 28% of all public drinking water supply in Texas is from groundwater, serving over 5,323,000 Texans? Also, 2,230,000 Texans rely on groundwater from their own wells for their drinking water. Texas groundwater is important every day!
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zenrainman Oct 23
The stepwell of Djinns. . After 5 p.m. everybody skedaddles on their saddles. Spooky place.
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NGWA Oct 23
Did you know? About 25% of all U.S. rainfall becomes groundwater. As ends, understand the related causes and consequences of polluted stormwater runoff. 📸 by Lucy Chian on Unsplash
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Claudia Sadoff Oct 22
researchers at are investigating the viability of capturing and storing of floodwater to increase , reduce flood damage and address growing depletion. Learn more:
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Timilehin Oguntuyaki Oct 22
Hey guys! Here’s a great MS/PhD opportunity for research in geoscience/environmental science. Check it out! and surface water in intermittent streams.
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BOSAQ Oct 23
is the water found underground in cracks between rocks and spaces in the soil. We depend on this water to nourish crops and to supply most of our drinking water. Even though groundwater is the source of most fresh water that we use, it can be polluted in many ways.
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Subodh Yadav, IAS Oct 22
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zenrainman Oct 22
The only geographical area and civilization NOT to have extensive dug wells is the original people of Australia. Incidentally they did not have the wheel too. Is the well and the wheel connected ?
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zenrainman Oct 22
...and did not the discovery of and the well allow human beings to escape the 'tyranny' of rivers and lakes and ponds? ..and facilitate the expansion of agriculture ? and the destruction of 'nature' ? Am I on a fishing expedition ? :)
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Chris Jackson Oct 23
How is currently managed during , and in the face of environmental change, what should be the future priorities? New Matt Ascott ( ) led Hydrogeology Journal Essay explores the theme.
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zenrainman Oct 19
An end of an era. In rural parts of this world , children do not know how to swim , simply because wells ran dry. 16
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zenrainman Oct 19
First you dig a small hole in the ground till you strike water. Then you expand it till you have the desired width and depth. Then you line it with stones, dry stone masonry. The Mannu Vaddars specialized in this . 2
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zenrainman Oct 22
Here is a stepwell at the Sun Temple in Modhera. Simply imagining groundwater at these levels boggles the mind . was the lifeline of Gujarat for many centuries.
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zenrainman Oct 23
A community well. Used by at least 15 farmers. . Bhooton ki baoli. Near Bhangarh. Rajasthan.
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