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Urban waterbodies, treasure troves of biodiversity
A study on the Mula-Mutha river stretches in Pune reveals rich biodiversity with presence of a large number of freshwater invertebrate species, including a few reports to the region!
Mula-Ram river confluence stretch at Aundh-Baner link road, Pune (Image Source: Jeevitnadi)
Lakshadweep Islands: Rising sea levels may inundate some islands
Major coastal erosion predicted in Lakshadweep Islands by 2030, says IIT study
Coastal protection measures need to be taken now (Image: Pixabay)
East Kolkata Wetlands – fast turning death traps for aquatic ecosystems?
Freshwater ecosystems in India are known to harbour rich biodiversity, but their health is being increasingly challenged in recent years. And the East Kolkata Wetlands are no exception!
Fishermen use wastewater from Kolkata to rear fish (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Toxic chemicals: A barrier to safe drinking water
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates in drinking water: A health challenge
Water treatment facilities are incapable of removing many chemical compounds and need to be upgraded (Image: PxHere)
Living with droughts
Special report on drought calls for new management approach
Drought resilience partnerships at the national and local levels will be critical to managing drought (Image: Pixabay; hbieser)
Tropical rainforests of the sea, under threat!
The World Ocean Day this year has come with a dire warning, of the threat posed to coral reefs, important for ocean health as well as the livelihoods of millions of people!
Coral reefs in the Andaman Islands (Image Source: Ritiks via Wikimedia Commons)
Rejuvenating springs in western Arunachal Pradesh
Keeping the traditional water sources alive through science-based interventions
Construction of trenches in the catchment area of Jongjong Gapsa Ri (Image: Phurpa Sangey)
Floods, a boon or a bane?
News on floods often triggers panic and dread in the minds of the people. But, was this always so? Are floods something to be dreaded? Our ancestors did not think so!
Floods, a boon or a bane (Image Source: India Water Portal)
What is the price of water in the city of Mumbai?
Poor water governance has cut off several residents from Mumbai's water system, making equal access to all a distant dream.
Water a rare resource in the informal settlements in Mumbai (Image Source: Suraj Katra)
Irrigation from thin air
A super-absorbent gel could help the world's drought-hit farmers
The water-absorbing gel has performed well under lab conditions. (Image:  IWMI Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Rural realities amid second COVID surge in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
Rural areas emerge as sites of mass COVID outbreaks
COVID-19 has had an adverse impact on the livelihood of people doing small jobs due to lockdown. (Image: Gospel for Asia; Wikimedia Commons)
When the Ganges spews plastic!
Abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear not only forms a large portion of plastic waste that the Ganges pours into the sea, it also poses a major threat to the environment and biodiversity!
Ganga river at Gadmukteshwar (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Not all heroes wear capes, some fight amongst us
Meet these real-life heroes, who with their consistent and tireless efforts created an impact and turned their local areas into examples to follow.
Meet the water warriors who made a significant change in their own unique way (Image Source: Environment Club)
Social solidarity model in COVID-19 times
Kitchen gardening to ensure nutrition security for vulnerable families
Kitchen garden project helps people in pandemic times (Image: Utthan)
Community owned solutions strengthen rural resilience
A local NGO has set up community grain bank services and has mobilised farming families to grow their own vegetables and ensure food security during the COVID-19 crisis in a village in Uttar Pradesh.
Managing community grain banks (Image: Shramik Bharti)
Harnessing runoff to cope with droughts in South India
With north east monsoon playing truant, understanding the reasons for droughts in South India is crucial. Can harnessing runoff help to cope with the increasing dry spells that south indian cities are facing?
The scramble to collect water: Can it be prevented? (Image Source: India Water Portal)