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Urban lake governance and sustainability
Applying the social-ecological system framework
Governing and sustaining an urban lake entails improvements in its social and ecological characteristics. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Wiki
Climate change threatens water access for world’s poorest communities
Clean water plays a critical role in helping communities cope with climate change.
 Unless communities have access to a reliable and safe source of water, their health will suffer. (Image: WaterAid)
Are solar powered irrigation systems scalable in India?
Compendium on solar-powered irrigation in India
 Solar power has huge potential for application in the agriculture sector, especially in the irrigation space. (Image: IWMI)
Energising Bihar’s agriculture
IWMI’s novel experiment in Chakhaji village
Yatin Kumar, one of the early solar irrigation entrepreneurs in Chakhaji (Image: IWMI)
Enhancing water security through responsible tourism
While tourism is on the threshold of expanding in India, water scarcity and quality issues could hinder progress. What could be the way out?
Water tankers cater to the needs of populations in tourist destinations in India (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Decentralized water resources management
Role of village communities and rural local governments
A woman fetching water from the third tap in the house premises. (Image: Ajaya Kumar Behera)
Clean fuel choices of urban India’s poor
Insights from urban slum households across six states
PMUY should expand its reach to urban slum households, given that there are still households without LPG connections. (Image: Adam Cohn, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
The threatened traditional tank systems of Madurai
While traditional tanks systems in Madurai continue to fulfill the drinking water and irrigation needs of the rural population, rapid urbanisation is gradually destroying them!
The dying tanks of Madurai (Image Source: Seetha Goplalakrishnan)
Strengthening the frontline for water security
Challenges and aspirations of community champions and how programs can address them
Kalyani Dash works with 150 households in the village directly and trains them on chemical-free farming techniques, water secure crop production, efficient water use in agriculture for a sustainable farming future as well as kitchen and nutrition gardening. (Image: FES)
Young professionals to motivate people to participate in rural sanitation
Involving youth to identify appropriate WASH solutions
The Young Professionals worked closely with the District and aimed to fill the gap of the Swachchata Dooths (Image: SCOPE)
Meandering waterways: the interconnectedness of people’s action on water availability
Water demand and availability cannot be viewed in isolation. It is rather an outcome of the whole set of actions that people undertake to improve their lives and enhance their livelihoods.
Improving water availability in Mogras. Image used for representation only (Image Source: WOTR)
Study detects high levels of arsenic in cooked rice in Bihar
Need to remove arsenic from the food chain and not just drinking water in endemic areas
Median excess lifetime cancer risk of 2 per 10,000 from food arsenic exposure in Bihar. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Managing groundwater demand: the way forward
Substituting groundwater irrigation by canal irrigation will not help in maintaining the current levels of food production in India. Managing groundwater demand will, finds a study.
Groundwater, a valuable resource! (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Fluoride and nitrate - a health problem in Anantapur
High fluoride and nitrate cause dental, skeletal fluorosis and methemoglobinemia in infants and stomach cancer in adults
Non carcinogenic risks for adults are more prone to risk greater than those children and infants in the study area (Image: India Water Portal)
Digital tool to monitor groundwater
Women in Rajasthan use a groundwater monitoring tool to record water levels and promote water literacy
Women use an open source groundwater monitoring tool that enables collection of water level data of wells and its collation on a web platform for easy access by all. (Image: FES)