having spent billions over two years time, High level saaf pani meeting depends on bottled water

having spent billions of rupees, over two years time, High level saaf pani meeting depends on bottled drinking water from the market.

Pleas note the 20 bottles of bottled water, from the market for use by them self.

at least they should have produced water for them self to drink.

Saaf Pani high level meeting

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Beni Lew toured Brazil, bringing news from Israel’s water industry and technologies to this severely water strapped country

source  http://israelnewtech.com/

Israeli Water Expert Tours Brazil Towards WATEC

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

Israeli water expert Beni Lew toured Brazil, bringing news from Israel’s water industry and technologies to this severely water strapped country.

Everyone’s talking about the drought in California, but in Brazil there are actually places where the faucets are running dry.  Beni Lew, a lecturer specializing in water and wastewater at Israel’s Volcani Center, just returned from a tour of Brazil, organized by Israel NewTech, the Economic Office in São Paulo and the Israel Export Institute.  We asked him about the situation in Brazil and what Israel can do to help.BrazilAugust

“There was a campaign in Israel recently ‘Israel is drying up’ to encourage the population to save water, but actually it’s Brazil which is drying up,” says Lew.  “São Paulo’s water reservoir, Cantareira, is almost empty, at only 5%, and there have been times when parts of the city have been cut off from the water supply altogether.  Brazil is looking to Israel, where they know water resources are very limited, for technologies to help confront their water shortages.”

The tour began on August 3rd in Pernambuco in the north of Brazil, in a meeting with 80 local water experts, including the president of that state’s water utility.  The next day Lew lectured in Brasilia and met with government officials active in the water arena, and ended in São Paulo, where Lew presented at two events, including Fenasan, Brazil’s largest water event.

“Beni Lew was the perfect person to present on Israel’s water arena,” says Boaz Albaranes, Israel’s Economic Attaché in São Paulo.  “The audience was always pleasantly surprised to hear him speak in fluent Portuguese, and he presented in a way that was accessible, but also with a level of expertise that enabled him to address every question that arose.”

One of the tour’s main objectives was to encourage Brazilian delegations to arrange to come to theWATEC 2015 event, to take place in October in Tel Aviv.  “I think we were able to raise a lot of interest, and I would be happy to invite Beni Lew again to Brazil,” concluded Albaranes.

Beni Lew (L), Boaz Albaranes (R)

So what technologies were of greatest interest to the Brazilian water professionals?  “In the north there is a lot of interest in irrigation technologies for agriculture,” explains Lew, since it’s a heavily agricultural area.  “And everyone everywhere is interested in desalination and wastewater purification, because of the severe water shortages.  I believe there is a lot that Israeli companies can do to help Brazil’s water sector.”

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source http://israelnewtech.com/

admission and scholarships at university of Haripur

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

True to its motto of “Restoring Hope; Building Community’ the University of Haripur has embarked on an ambitious program of providing financial assistance to meritorious but financially constrained students of the region. Within a short span the university has been very successful in attracting the French and German Government Scholarships under this program. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) continues to support the university’s financial aid program and has earmarked Rs. 2.5 million in the first phase. The Financial Aid program of University of Haripur is a great equalizer in the sense that provides opportunities to the otherwise marginalized sections of the society by providing students the means to become more useful, productive and financially sound citizens.
The University of Haripur is currently offering the following scholarships.
University of Haripur Merit Based Scholarships:
 To promote competitive academic environment at University of Haripur, a number of merit based scholarships are being offered to outstanding students at undergraduate and graduate level. These scholarships are renewable upon maintaining and sustaining previous academic positions and fulfilling the criteria at each successive level/semester extending over the entire period of undergraduate and graduate study program.
University of Haripur Merit-cum-Need Based Scholarships:
These scholarships are offered to talented needy students who otherwise find it hard to pay their tuition fee and other miscellaneous expenses pertaining to undergraduate or graduate level studies. These scholarships are being offered upon comprehensive need assessment survey and specified merit criteria.
University of Haripur Sibling Rebate Scholarships:
To encourage major portion of the community towards education and increase enrollment in higher education sector thereby contributing to national development goals being set at Vision-2025, the University of Haripur offers a rebate on tuition fee component for the siblings of current students.
University of Haripur Scholarships for Orphan Students:
To fulfill its social responsibility, contribute to vision, mission and strategic priorities and enabling community at large to be benefited, the University of Haripur have allocated a handsome amount of funding for orphan students. These scholarships are provided to orphan students as financial aid covering their tuition fee and other miscellaneous expenses pertaining to their undergraduate and graduate level studies at the University of Haripur.
HEC Scholarships at the University of Haripur:
Higher Education Commission (HEC) offers HEC Need based Scholarships for the deserving students for the entire four years Bachelor Programs.
French Need Based Scholarships at the University of Haripur:
In order to provide the financial support to the needy students of University of Haripur, the French Government is providing scholarships through Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.
German Need Based Scholarships at the University of Haripur:
These scholarships are being offered to the deserving students of University of Haripur through Institutional Scholarships Award Committee (ISAC).  
USIAD Scholarships:
USIAD offered a total a total of 15 scholarships worth Rs. 20,000 per students per semester. These scholarships are being offered to the students of Education Department.
Diya Pakistan Foundation Scholarships:
During 2012-14, Diya Foundation awarded a total of 15 scholarships worth Rs.104, 000/ to undergraduate students at the University of Haripur. These scholarships cover tuition fee and other miscellaneous expenses of students.
Worker Welfare Board Scholarships:
These scholarships are generally awarded through University of Haripur by Worker Welfare Board to those studying at the University of Haripur, whose parents are either currently working in registered factories or retired from a registered factory.
MORA Scholarships:
These scholarships are available at the University of Haripur to needy and poor students. This financial assistance being provided from Zakat Funds by Ministry of Religious Affairs through recommendation of District Zakat and Usher Offices.
Fauji Foundation Awards:
These are annually renewable scholarships being offered to students whose parents are serving or have served in Pakistan Army.
PAF Shaheen Fellowships:
These scholarships being offered at undergraduate and graduate level are available to those students at the University of Haripur whose parents are commissioned employee of Pakistan Air Force. These scholarship amounts to Rs.12, 000/ per student per annum.
The “Prime Minister’s Tuition Fee reimbursement Payment Scheme” Scholarships:
These scholarships are offered to students from Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA region at the University of Haripur. These scholarships covering tuition fee for the entire academic program at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level studies. Federal Government of Pakistan awards all these scholarships.
National Bank of Pakistan Student Loan Scheme: Financial Assistance is extended by providing interest free loans to the needy students who are financially constrained in their pursuit of Higher Education. The Graduate and Post Graduate students can benefit from this scheme.
Ihsan Trust Financial Assistance Program:
Qarz-e-Hasna (Interest free loan) are granted to the needy and deserving students. In order to enable them to complete their Higher Education, Ihsan Trust bears the educational expenses of the students purely based on “Need cum Merit” basis.
Frontier Education Foundation Scholarship:
This scholarship is extended by Frontier Education Foundation for the poor and deserving students of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This scholarship is based on Merit-cum-need criteria

Source     http://www.uoh.edu.pk/page.php?page=student-financial-aid-scholarships

For NGO in Pakistan and South Asia ?

 A quick fix for development sector aspirants in Pakistan and south Asian countries.

1. Be clear about the theme  of your focus area like health, education, emergency, gender children or whatever

2. Be clear about the geographical area of your work like Hyderabad, Charsada , Punjab, Pakistan or south Asia

3. Be sure that you have some skilled person who knows about your focus area and theme.

4. You must have some initial idea of work you intend to start with and initial resources to launch the project of your focus on a small scale.

5. Stay ready to upscale your theme and area as you grow in size and funds

6. Always have a motivated staff member / youngster who is interested and has interest in computers.

7. keep this youngster on net search about your focus and donar having similar interests.

8. Have a simple but explanatory web site made and post your work highlights, pictures and reports on your web site.

9 keep your web site updated on daily basis, have good report writer and proposal writer in access.

10. Stay clear about your programs and keep discussing with your team about how you plan to achieve your objectives,

11. Follow your strategy with minor adjustments with lessons learn at times.

12. Stay aware of strategies of major donors and overlapping areas of your work,

13. Have a good accounting and management system in place and at least one educated person who is over viewing the system working.

14, keep listening and seeing and ask questions if not clear

15. Encourage energetic youngsters to join and flourish

Good luck

 

 

 

Half of India’s interstate rivers plagued by pollution and poor water quality

Half of India’s interstate rivers plagued by pollution and poor water quality

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Half of India’s interstate rivers plagued by pollution and poor water quality
While the Central Pollution Control Board’s recent study highlights the problems with rivers today, it does not have clear cut recommendations or actions to resolve them.
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July witnesses the highest rainfall due to the monsoon but with it comes the risk of flooding, especially in slum clusters in one of India’s most populated cities–Mumbai.
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The pollution rates of the river Hindon are alarming. Despite work by conservation groups, the efforts on the part of the government to fix the problem remain uncertain.
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Posioned waters: Which Indian rivers contain trace and toxic metals?
The Central Water Commission studied 355 water quality stations and 32 gauge stations covering all river basins in the country. Only mercury and zinc levels were within BIS acceptable standards.
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The slow poisoning of the Baitarani river in Odisha
Proper disposal of waste into streams and rivers, and controlling and monitoring human activities near the water sources are some ways by which pollution can be contained.
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News: Europe’s Rhine river inspires the Ganga revival; Bihar, Karnataka, UP, Maharashtra most vulnerable to deficit monsoon: Report; Environment Ministry able to notify only 26 of the 526 eco-sensitive zones; Rajasthan records highest number of environment crimes in 2014; No farmer suicides due to agriculture in 15 years, claims Odisha.

Policy: Centre approves bringing down protected zone around Okhla Bird Sanctuary from 10 km to 1; States fail to upload images of toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission; NGT makes rainwater harvesting a rule in all Govt projects and institutions in Delhi NCR; No approval of SC or Wildlife Board required to use forest land outside protected areas; Wildlife experts stand against MP Govt’s decision to allow sand mining in Son and Chambal sanctuaries.
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Israel and India Move towards Ganges Rejuvenation

 Israel and India Move towards Ganges Rejuvenation

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog ManagerAn Israel NewTech delegation returned from India, where the cooperation towards the cleanup of the polluted Ganges River was advanced.  An interview with Oded Distel.Oded Distel and the delegation in India

“We have been working closely with the Indian government for some time, but there is a very strong sense that now things are moving into high gear with the Ganges rejuvenation project,” says Oded Distel, Head of Israel NewTech.  Cleaning up the Ganges River is a task of gargantuan proportions, and India’s relatively newly established Prime Minister Narendra Modi has placed it in very high priority. Distel just returned from a delegation visit to India, which he attended together with Israeli water experts such as Professor Yoram Oren, a world renowned expert in membrane technology. The delegation met with a number of industrial and academic associations in India.

Israel’s water industry has much to gain from Israel’s involvement in the Ganges cleanup initiative.  There are dozens of Israeli companies active in wastewater reclamation and other technologies who would have a lot to offer in the framework of the project.

Distel told us about some concrete steps Israel NewTech has undertaken to advance the project: “We, together with Yoni Benzaken and the team at the New Delhi Economic Mission and a consulting company, put together a thorough report on the source of the pollution of the Ganges.” (click here to view the full report).  According to Distel, the first step to cleaning the River is to stop the flow of toxins into it by factories.  “We discovered that the ‘leading’ polluters are paper mills, chemical companies and tanneries.  In this visit we toured a number of tanneries, to better understand their processes and needs, and to see how Israeli technologies could play a role in minimizing the pollution they produce and pour into the Ganges.”

The current government in India places heavy emphasis on the project, and has established theMinistry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, the heads of which met with the Israeli delegation. But challenges still lay ahead.  According to Distel, there are laws in place in India prohibiting pollution of the Ganges by factories, but there is an issue with enforcement.

An agreement between India and Israel is set to be signed, putting in place milestones for cooperation on the project.  These include an Indian water industry delegation to Israel next month, and an Indian delegation to the upcoming WATEC event in October.

“The relationship between Israel and India in the water sector is very strong, both at the government and industry levels,” concludes Oded Distel.  “The Ganges cleanup project has been years in the making and we’ve been there every step of the way.  I believe its execution is right around the corner, and when it happens it will mean very big news – and business – for a large number of Israeli water companies.”

Israel companies which offer technologies relevant to the Ganges rejuvenation project are invited tocontact the Israeli Economic Mission in New Delhi

Source     http://israelnewtech.com/2015/08/israel-and-india-move-towards-ganges-rejuvenation/

 

Water Hygenie and Sanitation Issues Of Pakistan