ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Weather and Water in Urban Areas

Weather and Water in Urban Areas C Ramachandraiah The available evidence suggests that cities are becoming warmer with every passing year Life in cities can be made more livable if sincere measures are taken to preserve the green belts ('lung spaces'), grow more trees, and improve public transportation. By polluting the existing sources of water supply, cities are resorting to excessive withdrawal of groundwater causing land subsidence in some of the big cities, and transportation of water from longer distances with enormous cost Water conflicts are also arising because of competing uses like irrigation, industrialisation and urban water supply.

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