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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!
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.
Irrigation from thin air
A super-absorbent gel could help the world's drought-hit farmers
Rural realities amid second COVID surge in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
Rural areas emerge as sites of mass COVID outbreaks
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!
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.
Social solidarity model in COVID-19 times
Kitchen gardening to ensure nutrition security for vulnerable families
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.
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 lessons learnt from Cyclone Yaas
Tropical cyclones are expected to increase in intensity with climate change
From water carriers to water entrepreneurs
Women become active leaders in the iJal value chain
Challenges in planning faecal sludge management systems
Containment design and construction deviations from norms impact sanitation chain
Second wave, new challenges: Civil society on the frontlines
How community radio is helping in times of COVID
Amidst Covid-19 second wave, two cyclones hit the Indian coasts
News this fortnight
Centre releases funds to states under Jal Jeevan Mission
Policy matters this fortnight
Investing in “Local Water Professionals” for the country’s water security
India needs water professionals to manage its water resources locally to be water secure. This needs focus and investment. Now.
Crop diversification to address the water crisis in Punjab
While borewells and aggressive irrigation practices continue to suck Punjab dry, can crop diversification rescue the state from turning into a desert?
Protecting India from maritime disasters
The Arabian Sea is also turning into a hotbed of cyclonic storms
Support mechanism needed to halt mass reverse migration
Reverse migration amidst the second wave of COVID-19
Smothered by heatwaves as climate swings
Effective action needed to avoid extreme heat events