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Keeping beach body in shape
Changing coastlines lead to erosion and threaten livelihoods of people dependent on it for survival. Artificial embankments provide temporary relief, but add to the problem in the long run.
Harike needs a hand
Despite their protected status, Ramsar sites face many ecological issues. In our bid to know wetlands better, we visited some of these sites. Here's what we saw at Harike.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Wetlands
What are wetlands and why are they so important? A simple Q&A answers pertinent questions related to wetlands in India.
Save rivers with traditional knowledge
Winner of the 2016 Emerging River Professional Award, Tero Mustonen talks in length about how utilising traditional knowledge can help in dealing with the challenges rivers face.
Centre drafts National Water Framework Bill 2016
Policy matters this week
Selling packaged water above MRP punishable offence
News this week
Water not for profit
Water privatisation has a history of failure in India. Why are we still engaging private operators to manage our waters?
Get wealthy with water
This year’s winner of Thiess International Riverprize, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper talks to India Water Portal on how their river restoration efforts became a success with public participation.
Health check up for the rivers
While the health of the rivers needs to be comprehensively assessed to bring the contamination down, public participation remains crucial in keeping the rivers alive.
An open letter to Uma Bharti, Minister for Water Resources
Is there an alternative to the Ken-Betwa project? Dr. Brij Gopal, Coordinator, Centre for Inland Waters in South Asia writes an open letter for public discussion.
Who cares for a canal?
Buckingham canal in Chennai plays a crucial role in flood mitigation. It is rapidly deteriorating and needs immediate attention to avoid a repeat of last year's flood.
Can we build castles without sand?
Sand mining is pausing a huge threat to the life of the rivers in the country. Increasing water scarcity demands a permanent solution to this and alternatives to sand have come up as an option.
Empty fields remain as schemes fail
CAG audit of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, a scheme that promised a revitalised agriculture sector, suggests only 62 percent work was completed. They are fraught with irregularities, too.
Ways to keep arsenic away
There are many arsenic removal technologies available to ensure safe drinking water for villages. Picking the right approach is key.
New Supreme Court bench to hear Cauvery dispute
Policy matters this week
River transport projects on development track
News this week
A losing battle
A film explores the truth behind the shrinking Dal and ways to reverse the situation.
Voices that go unheard
A documentary film throws light on the travails of people living on the banks of a changing Teesta.
Champions of cleanliness
As part of the Gandhi Jayanti celebration, organisations, district administrations and schools were felicitated for achieving cleanliness targets.
Dealing with urban waste
While India continues to be besieged by waste, a new book on waste management looks at how a minimal waste society can be created.
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