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2020: Crammed in disasters, yet filled with hope
Last year was shrouded with a myriad of disasters but all was not bad. There were many success stories and great efforts in the water sector that maintained our hopes for a better tomorrow.
The invisible face of agriculture
Women farmers need support in the form of resources, technologies, policies and other actions to level the farming field. The first step is to recognise their role in farming.
Child malnutrition rises in five years, as per NFHS-5 data
The estimated increase in child stunting is only the tip of the iceberg.
Mini piped water scheme helps overcome social exclusion
Promoting sustainable systems that facilitate provision of safe water and sanitation to communities in a tribal village.
Everything you want to know about drinking water
What is safe drinking water? What is the state of drinking water in India?
The challenge of building a technology team in non-profit organisations
Partnering with software organisations that have a good understanding of the social sector is a sustainable long term approach.
Climate change: A look through a gender lens
Women are disproportionately vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Should we bet more on historians than engineers to sort flooding?
How the historian's method is invaluable in developing an understanding of floods.
The unsung women fishers of Wular lake
Fisherwomen’s experiences and perspectives about their livelihoods based on the Wular lake.
The fast disappearing traditional water harvesting structures of Rajasthan
Lack of community ownership and local governance are spelling doom for the once royal and resilient traditional water harvesting structures of Rajasthan.
What does it mean to use open source?
Misconceptions about open-source software we should put to rest for non-profits.
Delhi smog can’t be blamed on crop fires
There is more to Delhi's air pollution than stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana.
Digital water infrastructure to help India become water independent
Digital water infrastructure has a great potential in solving India's water crisis by preventing wastage and encouraging optimum use of water.
Challenges to India’s urban water security and future growth patterns
Water resources in most Indian cities are overworked and overused, and not adequately replenished.
Sanitation workers amid the pandemic
The pandemic has exacerbated the issues of exclusion and vulnerability of sanitation workers.
Measures to usher in a low-carbon and equitable future
A sustainable low-carbon and equitable pathway would entail comprehensive changes in how we manage energy supply, forest, and agriculture.
Responsible consumption and production key to fighting climate change
What are the lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic on effective waste and resource management?
Land and environmental approvals needed for faecal sludge treatment facilities
There is an urgent need for specific guidelines and rules for the selection of sites for setting up faecal sludge treatment facilities.
Over 97 million Indians were currently being exposed to extreme floods: Report
News this week
Submit report on the need for clearance of National Waterway-1: NGT to MoEF
Policy matters this week