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Background

Background 

 

During 1997, the French minister of the National Education, Research and Technology (MENRT) and the Indian minister of Science and Technology have decided to boost the collaboration and open joint centers of excellence for research. In this context BRGM, France and NGRI, India having expertise in water research have agreed to set-up the First joint center 1999, A key year of the Indo-French collaboration

During 1997, the French minister of the National Education, Research and Technology (MENRT) and the Indian minister of Science and Technology have decided to boost the collaboration and open joint centers of excellence for research. In this context BRGM, France and NGRI, India having expertise in water research have agreed to set-up the First joint center 1999, A key year of the Indo-French collaboration

The First Indo-French collaboration project in water resources funded by the Indo-French Center for promotion of the Advanced Research (IFCPAR) New Delhi was awarded and started in 1999 where NGRI and BRGM are collaborators.

 

A major workshop on “Indo-French Collaboration in Water Science and Technology” was successfully organized during March 22-23, 1999 when 18 French and 50 Indian delegates from Research organizations, Universities and Water Industries met at NGRI, Hyderabad and identified the areas of joint research in water science and technology.

This cooperation between NGRI and BRGM was concretized by signing an MoU by the Director, NGRI and the Director General, BRGM on November 20, 1999 at New Delhi in the presence of the ministers of the two countries for setting up of the Indo-French Center for Groundwater Research at Hyderabad. This center was then inaugurated at Hyderabad, India on the 23rd November 1999.

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Collaborators

The main collaboratros/sponsors are

1.     National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad, India (www.ngri.org.in)

2.     Le Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Min i ères (BRGM), France (www.brgm.fr)

3.     Ambassade de France en Inde, New Delhi, India (www.france-in-india.org)

4.     Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA), New Delhi (www.cefipra.org)

5.     Andhra Pradesh Ground Water Department (APGWD), Hyderabad

6.     UNESCO (www.unesco.org), New Delhi

7.     Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (CIG), France

8.     Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France

9.     Institut pour la Recherche et le Dévelopment (IRD), France (www.ird.fr)

10.   University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland ( www1.unine.ch/chyn/)

11.   University of Grenoble, France

12.   University of Montpellier II, France ( www.univ-montp2.fr/)

13.   Central Water Commission (CWC), Hyderabad

14.   Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)

15.   Institute Francais de Pondicherry (IFP), Pondicherry  ( www.ifpindia.org/)

16.   International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patencheru  (www.icrisat.org)

17.   International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Patencheru  (www.iwmi.org)

18.   National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee ( www.nih.ernet.in/ )

19.   Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems Project (APFAMGS), Hyderabad ( www.apfamgs.org )

20.   Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad ( www. crida .ernet.in/ )

21.   Charles University, Czech Republic ( http://www.cuni.cz/ )

22. European Commission, EuropeAid Cooperation Office, Brussels ( http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/projects/asia-pro-eco2/index_en.htm

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Projects

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Scientific Journal

Scientific Journal

2015

1.     Alazard, M., Boisson, A., Maréchal, J.-C., Perrin, J., Dewandel, B., Schwarz, T., Pettenati, M., Picot-Colbeaux, G., Kloppman, W., Ahmed, S., (2015). Investigation of recharge dynamics and flow paths in a fractured crystalline aquifer in semi-arid India using borehole logs: implications for managed aquifer recharge. Hydrogeology Journal 1–23. doi:10.1007/s10040-015-1323-5

2.     Guiheneuf, N., O. Bour, A. Boisson, T. Leborgne, M. W. Becker, B. Nigon, M. Wajiduddin, S. Ahmed and J.C. Marechal (2015), Identification of transport processes in fractured crystalline rock from different forced-gradient tracer experiments conducted in Southern India, Submitted to Contaminant Hydrology.

3.     Picot-Colbeaux Géraldine, Thiéry Dominique, Pettenati Marie, Boisson Alexandre, Perrin Jérome, Sarah S., Dewandel Benoît, Maréchal Jean- Christophe, Ahmed S., Kloppmann Wolfram (2015), Modeling managed aquifer recharge capacity of crystalline aquifers in semi-arid context (South India): Implementing natural percolation tank dynamics into MARTHE code, Submitted to Journal of Hydrological Engineering.

4.     Boisson A., Perrin J., Dausse A., Riotte J., Ahmed S. (2015) Paddy field hydrodynamics revealed by a tracer test, South India, Submitted to Jour. Hydrology.

5.     Pauwels H., Négrel P., Dewandel B., Perrin J., Mascré C., Roy S. and Ahmed S. (2015) Hydrochemical Borehole Loggings For Characterizing Fluoride Contamination In A Heterogenous Aquifer (Maheshwaram, India), Jour. of Hydrol. Accepted.

6.     Boisson, A., Marechal, J.C., Perrin, J., Dewandel, B. and Ahmed, S. (2015) Impact of vertical geological structure and water table deplition on Indian crystalline aquifers, Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Vol 3:583-587.

7.     Boisson, A., N. Guiheneuf, J. Perrin, O. Bour, B. Dewandel, A. Dausse, M. Viossanges, S. Ahmed and J.C. Marechal (2015), Determining the vertical evolution of hydrodynamic parameters in weathered and fractured South Indian crystalline-rock aquifers: insights from a study on an instrumented site, Hydrogeology Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10040-014-1226-x.

2014

1.     Boisson, A., Baisset, M., Alazard, M., Perrin, J., Villesseche, D, Dewandel, B., Kloppmann, W., Chandra, S., Picot-Colbeaux, G., Sarah, S., Ahmed, S., Maréchal, JC (2014) Comparison of surface and groundwater balance approaches in the evaluation of managed aquifer recharge structures: Case of a percolation tank in a crystalline aquifer in India, Journal of Hydrology, Vol 519:1620-1633.

2.     Boisson, A., D. Villesseche, M. Baisset, J. Perrin, M. Viossanges, W. Kloppmann, S. Chandra, B. Dewandel, G. Picot-Colbeaux, R. Rangarajan, J. C. Marechal, S. Ahmed (2014), Questioning the impact and sustainability of percolation tanks as aquifer recharge structures in semi-arid crystalline context, Environmental Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s12665-014-3229-2

3.     Chandra S., J. Perrin and S. Ahmed (2014) Quantitative characterization to construct hard rock mathematical model using dual resistivity bore-hole logging, Arabian J

4.     Chandra, S., Boisson, A. and Ahmed, S. (2014) Quantitive characterization to construct hard rock lithological model using dual resistivity borehole logging, Arab J. Geosci. DOI 10.1007/s12517-014-1448-1.

5.     Dar, Farooq A., Jerome Perrin, S. Ahmed, A.C. Narayana and J. Riotte (2014) Hydrogeochemical characteristics of Karst Aquifer from a semi-arid region of Southern India and impact of rainfall recharge on groundwater chemistry, Arab. Jour. of Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-014-1440-9

6.     Dar, Farooq A., Perrin, J., Ahmed, S. and Narayana, A.C. (2014) Review: Carbonate aquifers and future perspectives of karst hydrogeology in India, Hydrogeology Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10040-014-1151-z.

7.     Ferrant, S., Y Caballero, J Perrin, S Gascoin, B Dewandel, S Aulong, F. Dazin, S.Ahmed, JC Marechal (2014) Projected impacts of climate change on farmers' extraction of groundwater from crystalline aquifers in South India, Scientific reports, 4: 3697, www.nature.com 10.1038/srep03697

8.     Guihéneuf, N., A Boisson, O Bour, B Dewandel, J Perrin, A Dausse, S. Ahmed (2014) Groundwater flows in weathered crystalline rocks: Impact of piezometric variations and depth-dependent fracture connectivity, Journal of Hydrology, 511, 320-334

9.     Massuel, S., J Perrin, C Mascre, W Mohamed, A Boisson, S Ahmed (2014) Managed aquifer recharge in South India: What to expect from small percolation tanks in hard rock?, Journal of Hydrology, 512:157-167.

10.   Sarah, S., Ahmed, S., Boisson, A., Violette, S. and Marsily, G. de (2014) Projected groundwater balance as a state indicator for addressing sustainability and management challenges of overexploited crystalline aquifers,  Journal of Hydrology, Vol 519:1409-1422.

2013

1.     Pettenati M., Perrin J., Pauwels H., Ahmed S. (2013). Simulating fluoride evolution in groundwater using a reactive multicomponent transient transport model: Application to a crystalline aquifer of Southern India, Applied Geochemistry, Volume 29, Pages 102-116, ISSN 0883-2927,

2.     Pauwels, H., L Aquilina, P Negrel, O Bour, J Perrin, S Ahmed (2013) Groundwater Salinization in Hard-Rock Aquifers: Impact of Pumping and Vertical Transfers, Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 7, 660-664.

2012

1.     Dewandel B., Maréchal J.C., Bour O., Ladouche B., Ahmed S., Chandra S., Pauwels H. (2012). "Upscaling and regionalizing hydraulic conductivity and effective porosity at watershed scale in deeply weathered crystalline aquifers. Journal of Hydrology 416-417: 83-97.

2.     Perrin  J., Ferrant S., Massuel S., Dewandel B., Marechal J.C., Aulong S., Ahmed S. (2012). Assessing water availability in a semi-arid watershed of southern India using a semi-distributed model, Journal of Hydrology, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.07.002

2011

The following article has been selected as the Editor’s Choice Article of the year 2011 in the Hydrogeology Journal published by Springer.

1.     Perrin J., Ahmed S., Hunkeler D. (2011) The effects of geological heterogeneities and piezometric fluctuations on groundwater flow and chemistry in a hard-rock aquifer, southern India, Hydrogeology Journal, 19(6):1189-1201.

2.     Chandra S., Ahmed S., Rangarajan R. (2011). "Lithologically constrained rainfall (LCR) method for estimating spatio-temporal recharge distribution in crystalline rocks." Journal of Hydrology 402(3–4): 250-260.

3.     Dewandel B., Lachassagne P., Zaiki F., Chandra S(2011). A conceptual hydrodynamic model of a geological discontinuity in hard rock aquifers: Example of a quartz reef in granitic terrain in South India. Journal of Hydrology 405(1-2): 474-487

4.     Negrel P., H. Pauwels H., Dewandel B., Gandolfi J.M., Mascre C., Ahmed S. (2011). "Understanding groundwater systems and their functioning through the study of stable water isotopes in a hard-rock aquifer (Maheshwaram watershed, India)."Journal of Hydrology 397(1-2): 55-70.

5.     Perrin J., Mascre C., Pauwels H., Ahmed S. (2011). Solute recycling: An emerging threat to groundwater quality in southern India? Journal of Hydrology 398(1-2): 144-154.

2010

1.     Maréchal J.C. (2010). Editor’s message: the sunk cost fallacy of deep drilling Hydrogeology Journal, (18): 287-289.

2.     Maréchal J.C., Vouillamoz J.M., Mohan Kumar M. S., Dewandel B. (2010). Estimating aquifer thickness using multiple pumping tests, Hydrogeology Journal, (18): 1787-1796.

3.     Chandra, S., B. Dewandel, S. Dutta and S. Ahmed (2010)Geophysical model of geological discontinuities in a granitic aquifer; analyzing small scale variability of electrical resistivity for groundwater occurrences,  Jr. of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 71:137-148.

4.     Dewandel, B., Perrin, J., Ahmed, S., Aulong, S., Hrkal, Z., Lachassagne, P., Samad, M., Massuel, S. 2010. Development of a Tool for managing groundwater resources in semi-arid hard rock regions. Application to a rural watershed in south India. Hydrological Processes 24: 2784–2797 DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7696

5.     Sreedevi, P.D., Ahmed, S. and Gandolfi, JM (2010) Artificial Recharge to an over-exploited granite aquifer: A practical and extremely low cost experiment through defunct dug-well, Jr. of Environmental Earth Sciences, Accepted.

6.     Perrin, J., Mascre, C., Pauwels, H., Ahmed, S. 2010. Solute recycling: an emerging threat to groundwater resources in southern India? Submitted to Journal of Hydrology

7.     Perrin J., Ahmed S., Hunkeler D. 2010. The role of geological heterogeneities and piezometric fluctuations on groundwater flow and chemistry in hard-rock, southern India. Submitted to Hydrogeology Journal

8.     Negrel P., Pauwels H., Dewandel B., Mascre C., Gandolfi JM., Ahmed S. 2010. Stable isotope of the water molecule imaging the groundwater system and functioning (Maheshwaram catchment, Andhra Pradesh, India). Submitted to Journal of Hydrology.

9.     Atal S., Mascré C., Pauwels H., Ahmed S. 2010. Release of Geogenic Fluorine to Groundwater from Granitic aquifer: Petrographic & Electron probe evidences of Mineral alteration- Example from S. India. Submitted to Applied Geochemistry
Dewandel B., Lachassagne P., Zaidi F.K., Chandra S. 2010. Hydrodynamic role of geological discontinuities in hard rock aquifers: example of quartz reef in granitic terrain. Submitted to Journal of Hydrology

10.   Négrel, P., Millot, R., Roy, S., Guerrot, C., Pauwels, H. 2010. Lead isotopes in groundwater as an indicator of water-rock interaction (Maheshwaram catchment, Andhra Pradesh, India). Chemical Geology 274: 136–148.  doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.03.012 (??)

2008

1.     Dewandel B., JM Gandolfi, D. de Condappa and S. Ahmed (2008) An Efficient Methodology for Estimating Irrigation Return Flow Coefficients of Irrigated Crops at Watershed and Seasonal Scales, Hydrological Processes, in Press

2.     N. Linde, D. Jougnot, A. Revil, S. Matthäi, Tanvi Arora, D. Renard and C. Doussan (2007) Streaming Current Generation in Two-Phase Flow Conditions, Geophysical Research Letters, Accepted.

3.     Chandra S., Ahmed S., Ram A., Dewandel B. (2008). Estimation of hard rock aquifers hydraulic conductivity from geoelectrical measurements: A theoretical development with field application." Journal of Hydrology 357(3-4): 218-227.

2007

1.     Tanvi Arora, N. Linde, A. Revil, and J. Castermant (2007) Non-intrusive characterization of the redox potential of landfill leachate plumes from self-potential data. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2007.01.018, In press

2.     Faisal K. Zaidi, S. Ahmed, J.C. Maréchal and B. Dewandel (2007) Optimizing a piezometric network in the estimation of the groundwater budget: A case study from a crystalline-rock watershed in South India, Hydrogeology Journal 15: 1131-1145.

3.     Dewandel, B., J.M. Gandolfi, Faisal K. Zaidi, S. Ahmed, and K. Subrahmanyam (2007) A Decision Support Tool with variable agro-climatic scenarios for sustainable Groundwater Management in Semi-arid Hard-Rock areas, Current Science, Vol. 92(8):1093-1102..

4.     Dewashish Kumar, S. Ahmed, N.S. Krishnamurthy and Benoit Dewandel (2007) Reducing ambiguities in vertical electrical sounding interpretations: A geostatistical application, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 62:16-32

2006

1.     Maréchal, J.C., Dewandel, B., Ahmed, S., L. Galeazzi and Faisal K. Zaidi (2006) Combining the groundwater budget and water table fluctuation methods to estimate specific yield and natural recharge, Jour. of Hydrology, V. 329 pages 281-293.

2.     Dutta S., Krishnamurthy, N.S., Arora T., Rao, V.A., S. Ahmed and Baltassat, J.M. (2006) Localization of water bearing fractured zones in a hard rock area using integrated geophysical techniques in Andhra Pradesh, India, Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 14(5):760-766.

3.     Sreedevi, P.D., S. Ahmed, B. Made, E. Ledoux and JM Gandolfi (2006) Association of Hydrogeological factors in temporal variations of fluoride concentration in a crystalline aquifer in India, Environmental Geology, 50(1):1-11.

4.     Dewandel, B. P. Lachassagne, R. Wyns, JC Marechal and NS Krishnamurthy (2006), A Generalized 3-D Geological and Hydrogeological Conceptual Model of Granite Aquifers Controlled by a single or Multiple Weathering, J. of Hydrology, Vol. 330:260-284

5.     Marechal, J.C., S. Ahmed, L. Galeazzi, and F Touchard (2006) Threatened groundwater resources: a case study from rural India, AsianJr. of Water and Env. Pollution, Vol. 3(2):15-21.

2004

1.     Water Resources Research, Vol. 40, W11508, 1-17.

2.     Ahmed, S. (2004) Geostatistical Estimation Variance approach to optimizing an air temperature monitoring network, Water, Air and Soil Pollution,158 (1): 387-399.

3.     Maréchal, J.C., Wyns, R., Lachassagne, P., and Subrahmanyam, K., 2004. Vertical anisotropy of hydraulic conductivity in the fissured layer of hard rock aquifers due to geological structure of weathering profiles, Journal of The Geological Society of India, Vol. 63, No. 5, May 2004, 545-550.

2003

1.     Maréchal, J.C., Wyns, R., Lachassagne, P., Subrahmanyam, K., and Touchard, F., 2003. Anisotropie verticale de la perméabilité de l’horizon fissure des aquifères de socle: concordance avec la structure géologique des profiles d’altération, C.R., Geoscience, 335, 451-460.

2.     Maréchal, J.C., Dewandel, B., Subrahmanyam, K., and Torri, R., 2003. Specific methods for the evaluation of hydraulic properties in fractured hard-rock aquifers, Current Science, Vol. 85, No.4, 25 August 2003, 511-516. 

3.     Maréchal, J.C., Galeazzi, L., Dewandel, B., and Ahmed, S., 2003. Importance of irrigation return flow on the groundwater budget of a rural basin in India, published in IAHS Red Book, Publication No. 278, 62-67, 2003.

4.     V.K. Saxena and Shakeel Ahmed (2003) Inferring the chemical parameters for the dissolution of Fluoride in groundwater, Environmental Geology, Vol. 43(6):731-736.

2002

1.     Maréchal, J.C., Sarma, M.P., Ahmed, S., and Lachassagne, P., 2002. Establishment of earth tide effect on water-level fluctuations in an unconfined hard rock aquifer using spectral analysis, Current Science, Vol. 83, No.1, 10 July, 2002, 61-64.

2.     Ahmed, S., Bertrand, F., Saxena, V.K., Subrahmanyam, K., and Touchard, F., 2002. A geostatistical method of determining priority of measurement wells in a fluoride monitoring network in an aquifer, Journal of Applied Geochemistry, Vol. 4, No. 2B, 576-585.

Chapters in Book

1.     Ahmed, S. (2006) Application of Geostatistics in Hydrosciences, Thangarajan M. (Ed.) ‘Groundwater Resource Evaluation, Augmentation, Contamination, Restoration, Modeling and Management’, Capital Pub. Co., p. 78-111.

2.     Ahmed, S., B. Dewandel, JM Gandolfi and K. Subrahmanyam (2006) A scientific decision tool for groundwater management: Could artificial recharge alone be a sustainable solution? In Salamat, A.R. and Salih A. (eds.) “Management of Artificial Recharge and Rainwater harvesting”, Proc. of a workshop in Lahore, Pakistan, April 25 to May 2, 2005, UNESCO publications, p. 87-119.

3.     Ahmed, S., K. Subrahmanyam, P.D. Sreedevi and JM Gandolfi (2006) Artificial Recharge to an over-exploited granitic aquifer through defunct dug-wells, a chapter in Neupane, B, Jayakumar, R., Salamat, A. and Salih, A. (Eds.) “Management of Aquifer Recharge and Water harvesting in Arid and Semi-arid Regions of Asia”, Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, p. 189-206 (ISBN 81-204-1678-3).

4.     Ahmed, S., J.C. Maréchal, E. Ledoux and G. de Marsily (2006) Groundwater Flow Modeling In Hard-Rock Terrain In Semi-Arid Areas: Experience From India, a Chapter (Chapter XI) in a Book On G-WADI, H. Wheater, S. Sooroshian and KD Sharma (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 54 pages.

5.     Maréchal, J.C., B. Dewandel, S. Ahmed and P. Lachassagne (2007) Hard rock aquifers characterization prior to modelling at catchment scale: an application in India, Special Issue of IAH Publication SP-04, Springer.

6.     Ahmed, S., 2001. Regionalization of aquifer parameters for groundwater modeling including monitoring network design, In Elango, L. & Jayakumar, R. (eds.), “Modeling in hydrogeology”, Allied Publishers Limited, India, p. 39-57.

 

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Staff

Core Group

 

India (NGRI)

 

French (BRGM)

 

Team Leader

 

 

 

Dr. Shakeel AHMED

Aquifer Modeler

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Adrien SELLES

Hydrogeologist

 

Permanent researchers

 

 

 

Dr. Subash CHANDRA

Geophysicist

 

 

 

 

Technical Officer

 

 

 

Mr. Mohammed. WAJIDUDDIN

 

 

International volunteering

 

 

  

 Ms. Marion CRENNER

 

 

PhD Students

 

 

 

Ms. Madeleine NICOLAS

 

 

 

 

Previous Staff members & Research Scholars

 

Co-Team leader

 

Dr. Alexandre Boisson

   

Dr. Jérome Perrin

   

Dr. Jean-Marie Gandolfi

   

Dr. Benoit Dewandel

   

Dr. Jean-Christophe Maréchal

     

International Volunteering

 

Ms. Marion Magar

 

 

Mr. Thomas Schwarz

   

Mr. David Villesseche

   

Mr. Mathieu Viossanges

   

Ms. Amélie Dausse

   

Ms. Laurine Dinis

   

Mr. Cedric Mascre

     

Post-Doctorate

 

Dr. Marina Alazard

   

Dr. Sylvain Ferrant

     

PhD Student

 

Dr. Nicolas Guiheneuf

   

Dr. Carine Engerrand

   

Dr. Devaraj Condappa

     

Trainee

 

Mr. Mathieu Viossanges

   

Mr. Matthieu Baisset

   

Mr. Benoit Nigon

   

Mr. Joel Cathera

   

Ms. Caroline Truc

   

Ms. Joana Guerrin

   

Ms. Laticia

   

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Charlier

   

Mr. Riccardo Torri

   

Mr. Laurant Galeazzi

   

Ms. Elsa Petzel

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Activities

Geological mapping including Hard Rock weat

Map of the hard rock aquifer bottom, Gajwel watershed, Andhra Pradesh hering thickness mapping
Hydraulic tests including aquifer pumping tests and innovative test analysis

Decision Support Tool (DST-GW) for groundwater resources management in Hard Rock aquifers ( DST-GW demo version and DST-GW User Manual)

Geophysics: Magnetic Resonance Sounding (MRS), Electrical Tomography including SP, borehole geophysics, magnetic & electromagnetic survey (e.g., VLF), Mise-a-la-Masse investigations

Geostatistics: various kriging methods for parameter estimation at unmeasured location and application of theory of regionalized variables in groundwater monitoring network design

Groundwater sampling and groundwater quality monitoring

Groundwater flow and solute transport modeling

 

Artificial recharge of hard rock aquifers (page No-Cost Water Conservation Technology for Recharging Over-Exploited Aquifers)    

 



 





   

 

A typical electrical tomography

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Press Reviews

Following are the details of the editorials published in the main news papers

1.     Over 200 open wells go dry as groundwater falls June 21st 2001,The Hindu

2.     Workshop on hard rock hydrogeology begins June 19th 2001,The Hindu

3.     Resources Feb 2001, Equilibres & papulations

4.     Scientists hope to squeeze water out of hard rock June 20st 2001, The Times of India

5.     Indo-French model to tackle water problems June 19th 2001,Deccan Chronicle

6.     Scientifiques indiens et industriels francais engagent la bataille de l'eau LeMonde

7.     Indo-French Center to take work on groundwater News Times, November 24,1999

8.     Indo-French labs to boost technology November 20, 1999

9.     India, France to identify research activity News Times, March 23, 1999

10.   India, France to set up water science lab March 22,1999

11.   Indo-French center in groundwater research inaugarated November 23, 1999

 

12.   Groundwater research center with French collaboration set up November 23, 1999

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