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The City Drowns: ebook from SEC India

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The Society for Envirnmental Communications (SEC) new ebook

“Our lakes and ponds, once the sponges of urban India, have been eaten away by real estate developers — unfortunately, it seems land is what a city values, not water. Hence Lakes have today turned into hazards that get choked even with low rainfall, and overflow into the blocked canals during high rainfall causing floods in the city. It is the disappearance of these sponges of the city that has aggravated floods and sharpened the pain of droughts. 

“What happens when extreme rainfall events happen? The city drowns.  Considering the present bleak water scenario of Indian cities, today we need our urban lakes and wetlands more than ever.  This eBook talks about the threats as well as the ways of protecting the sponges of the city. “

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This topical eBook is priced Rs.250/.

Please order online by visiting SEC at: http://www.downtoearth.org.in/reviews/state-of-india-s-urban-water-bodies-53120.

You can also mail your DD/Cheque drawn in favour of “Society for Environmental Communications”, payable at New Delhi.
This is available only in eBook version.

About the Society for Environmental Communications

In May 1992, the Society for Environmental Communications started India’s only science and environment fortnightly, Down To Earth (DTE).

Over the years the magazine has informed and inspired people about environmental threats facing India and the world — a dimension underplayed in mainstream media.Circulation figures are not a true indicator of the wide reach of the magazine: DTE has become a reading habit in 400 out of about 500 districts of the country — more than any other Indian newspaper or magazine.

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New Delhi 110062


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