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Baravas - Unique water harvesting structures of Maharashtra
Baravas, the unique water harvesting structures of Maharashtra continue to stand the test of time. Urgent efforts need to be made to conserve them and learn from them!
Dams and distress in the Himalayas!
Hydropower projects and compensatory afforestation plantations are spelling doom for the fragile Himalayan forest ecosystems. Urgent action is the need of the hour!
MARVI: Securing groundwater supplies through engaging village communities
Improving decision-making for sustainable groundwater use
Water: Governance challenges and suggested tools
Supply-side solutions are creating havoc for the already disadvantaged and marginalised.
India gets its first wetland conservation centre
Policy matters this week
Disaster strikes Uttarakhand, yet again
News this week
Living glasshouses - in the water!
Diatoms, that abound in freshwater ecosystems not only generate 25 percent of oxygen we breathe, but also help save freshwater bodies by detecting pollution!
Budget 2021: MGNREGA allocation insufficient
Budget inadequate to meet the work demand, says PAEG
Budget 2021: Environmental conservation or business as usual
The budget has given environmental conservation issues a slip, say experts
Need to revamp developmental planning in the Uttarakhand hills
The havoc points to the faultlines in the developmental planning of ecologically sensitive areas.
The Uttarakhand disaster: A warning to be better prepared!
The Uttarakhand disaster reaffirms earlier warnings on the fragility of the Himalayan region calling for more careful planning and preparedness in the future!
Jalabandhus for sustainable service delivery
Water For People develops a cadre of entrepreneurs delivering critical services for water security.
Bringing life to a dying stream
In Vidarbha, water harvesting restores a nala to a perennial stream
Pollution levels rising post-lockdown in cities in south India
How clean air gains of the lockdown and monsoon periods have been now lost with the reopening of the economy and with the onset of the winter.
Multi-purpose cyclone shelters in India
A study finds if multi-purpose cyclone shelters within the neighbourhood are considered safe for cyclone evacuation.
Professor Brij Gopal, a tireless advocate of India’s rivers!
Professor Brij Gopal, a tireless advocate of India’s rivers passed away in Delhi last week. We, at the India Water Portal are extremely saddened by this news.
Budget 2021: What does it have for the water and agriculture sector
The allocation in the water and agriculture sector is inadequate to deal with the sectoral challenges.
How does a rainbow form?
Here is a short video that explains the formation of a rainbow, the order of its colors, and where and how the rainbow appears.
Why doesn't water has its own color?
Here is a short video explaining why water has no color and why the color of seawater appears blue.
Bengaluru lakes, in crisis!
Urban wetlands are increasingly under threat in cities such as Bengaluru! Community participation and better planning, management and monitoring of urban spaces is the need of the hour!