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IPCC: Net zero plans needed if we are to stop warming
A 1.5 degree celsius warming is likely even before 2040. IPCC report calls for immediate cuts on global greenhouse gas emissions.
India will face irreversible impacts of climate crisis, says IPCC report (Image: Pixabay)
Empowering women to be water stewards
Women work on demystifying technologies in a remote Rajasthan village
Gayatri's efforts helped women get together and work on water management for the well being of a community (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Biodiversity - crucial for survival of freshwater ecosystems!
Detritivores, scavenger organisms inhabiting freshwater bodies such as streams are crucial for the survival of water bodies. However, anthropogenic changes are killing them!
View of a s stream in Kerala (Image Source: Firos AK via Wikimedia Commons)
Report identifies 15 high-potential actions for cities to adapt to climate risks
Cities need to identify the most promising systemic and hazard-specific actions
Cities are a key contributor to climate change and are responsible for 75 percent of global CO2 emissions (Image: The Digital Artist, Pixabay)
Floods and recurring natural disasters in India
Better regulation of environmentally sensitive areas is needed to avert disasters.
Floods in Uttarkashi (Image: Oxfam International; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Demystifying groundwater for collective action
Experiences from participatory groundwater management efforts in Maharashtra
Unless work on managing the demand is undertaken, the notion of ‘infinite’ groundwater will be hard to address. (Image: Rucha Deshmukh, ACWADAM)
Beat the heat
Meeting India’s rapidly increasing air-conditioning and refrigeration demand through super-efficient appliances, natural refrigerants and not-in-kind cooling technologies, is a win-win for the climate and the economy, says iFOREST.
A series of air conditioning units on a building (Image: Pxfuel)
Dams and floods
Do dams worsen floods? These videos by Jeevitnadi Living River Foundation highlight the role of dams in controlling floods and the emerging challenges to flood management in India.
Hirakud, India's oldest dam (Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Promoting women's leadership in water management
Bhilwara woman recognised for her exemplary work in water governance and community engagement.
Sarjubai's journey of working at the grassroots in improving access to water commons (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Ganga, a sink of microplastics
A study by Toxics Link reveals that Ganga is heavily polluted by microplastics, the highest concentration being at Varanasi.
Cleaning efforts on the Ganga has so far focussed on focussed on creating sewage treatment capacities in the major urban centres along the river. (Image: Richard IJzermans, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Yavatmal’s water security crisis
Improper location, poor operation and maintenance of water harvesting and recharge structures threaten water security in Yavatmal
A study assesses the current status of the water harvesting and recharge structures in Yavatmal (Image: India Water Portal Flickr)
Understanding floods to prevent them!
While floods are a normal part of the river ecology, can their impacts be minimised by understanding them better and changing our current practices?
Flooding in cities is getting common in India! (Image Source: IWP flickr photos)
Scientific closure of abandoned bore wells
How to plug or decommission an abandoned or defunct bore well to prevent contamination in the nearby productive wells
Well decommissioning is necessary to permanently fill in and seal a well to eliminate the well as a source of water (Image: Asadwarraich, Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 4.0)
Thirsty for change
Empowering women to be decision-makers in managing water
Laichi Bai Uike takes lead to construct boribund on streams to harvest water (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Global warming leads to vanishing glaciers
Glacier melt in Himalayas to increase rapidly till 2050, then may decrease, says study by IIT
Parkachik glacier, a part of the Zanskar region, Ladakh (Image: Mahua Sarkar, Wikimedia Commons,  CC BY-SA 3.0)
Will urban India gain respite from its water woes?
Urban India is hurtling towards a major water crisis. What are the important considerations that the Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban) should take into account to meet the water needs in urban areas?
Will urban India get respite from its water woes? (Image Source: Aathavan Jaffna via Wikimedia Commons)
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