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    Don't just hide waste!

    Sanitation programmes use the construction and use of toilets as basic indicators that equate sanitation. Does this approach compound the problem rather than reduce it?

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    chicu posted 2 days ago

    Constructed wetlands as a cost effective cleaning option

    Water treated using constructed wetlands before being used for irrigation can be a suitable and cost effective option to prevent possible human health risks

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    aarti kelkar khambete posted 2 days ago

    Drought and the desert: They don't go hand in hand here

    With its low rainfall, western Rajasthan might seem like a prime candidate for drought, but the combination of old age wisdom and new age techniques have helped Barmer access fresh water continuously.

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    Manu Moudgil posted 4 days ago

    Mining Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

    Policy matters this week

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    swati posted 4 days ago

    Punjab's groundwater crisis: A bye product of the govt's short sighted policies?

    As long as electricity is improperly priced and farmers get the MSP for rice, they will not take up maize cultivation. This will lead to further deterioration of groundwater.

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    aarti kelkar khambete posted 4 days ago

    Cursed by greed: The Falgu river

    The Falgu river, supposedly cursed by Sita to run below the ground, is today threatened by encroachment and pollution. Can she be saved by her defenders?

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    chicu posted 4 days ago

    More than just 'a' day for water

    The theme for World Water Day 2015 is 'Water and Sustainable Development'. The stories compiled here highlight the efforts of people and organisations who focus on this theme everyday.

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    swati posted 5 days ago

    A speed limit on river use

    "People tend to ask what (revenue in dollars) water for environmental flows is going to generate. That's not the question you should be asking", says Professor Jay O'Keeffe in an interview with IWP.

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    chicu posted 6 days ago

    Righting an insanitary wrong

    Indian citizens are campaigning for a justiciable right to water and sanitation. Mamata Dash of WaterAid speaks to IWP about the right and its importance.

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    chicu posted 1 week 18 hours ago

    Can Madurai's dying tanks be revived?

    Yes, say the authors, but not before these tanks are recognized in a manner befitting their past glory: as prized resources that provided water to the city even though it had no perennial rivers.

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    SeethaG posted 1 week 1 day ago

    Land Bill opposed in the Rajya Sabha

    Policy matter this week

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    swati posted 1 week 3 days ago

    Patna HC wants Ganga's original course restored

    Policy matters this week

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    swati posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

    Slow poisoning of the Harike wetland

    Considered a Ramsar site since 1990, the Harike wetland in Punjab is on the verge of a serious crisis, as contamination of its waters from effluents has reached critical levels.

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    aarti kelkar khambete posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

    Unseasonal rains damage crops worth Rs 10,000 crore

    News this week

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    swati posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

    World's only floating freshwater lake under threat

    Evidence shows that the Loktak lake in Manipur, famous for its floating heterogenous masses of vegetation, is getting more and more polluted.

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    aarti kelkar khambete posted 3 weeks 6 hours ago

    Kashmir's lake fisheries are dying a slow death

    The decline of local species, aggressive promotion of species such as carp, and emphasis on tourism have led to a decline in fish production in Kashmir's Dal and Wular lakes.

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    aarti kelkar khambete posted 3 weeks 6 hours ago

    Water for All & Other Poems: Poetry with a purpose

    A set of poems by G Venkatesh, a researcher on water and sanitation issues, seamlessly bring together important issues concerning water in verse form.

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    sabitakaushal posted 3 weeks 12 hours ago

    A hard look at the strategy of fighting open defecation

    Does reducing open defecation have any significant improvement in health outcomes? Sumeet Patil of NEERMAN discusses this in an interview with India Water Portal.

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    Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 1 day ago

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