Counted, but not served?
Water remains inaccessible to the urban poor in the city of Mumbai as it continues to focus on developing new infrastructure to meet its very high per capita water needs. Why is this so?
Thirsty cities and the invisible poor  (Image Source: Aathavan Jaffna via Wikimedia Commons)
Emerging water science for sustainable management
An accessible guide for water professionals and practitioners in India
Rapid changes such as climate change will have significant impacts on our freshwater systems (Image: Srideep, PxHere)
Urban green finance: Case of Hyderabad and Kolkata
Urban green finance flows require the integration of both vertical and horizontal levels of governance
The pandemic has amplified the need to undertake sustainable activities at the city level (Image: CCFLA)
Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill, 2019
Policy matters this fortnight
Malampuzha dam in Kerala (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Indore is still very much water minus
Need to abandon costly centralised systems of wastewater management and raise awareness about decentralised systems
Water harvesters cleaning up water hyacinth from the rivers in Indore (Image: Rahul Banerjee)
Leaving no one behind!
Will it be possible to ensure equity and justice while balancing climate action goals with economic progress?
Taking everyone along while achieving a balance between economic growth and climate goals is crucial (Image Source:  Good Energies)
Ecosystem services of traditional water bodies
Empirical evidence from West Bengal
Households living close to tanks pursue a variety of livelihood activities based on resources available in tanks for their sustenance (Image: Amitabha Gupta, Wikimedia Commons)
Nagpur’s fly ash problem
Study suggests a comprehensive clean-up process to deal with pollution from Nagpur’s thermal power plants
Fly ash discharges into local rivers and streams, says study (Image: R Mohankar, Wikimedia Commons)
The loo loop
Public toilets and choice of work for women
Separation between women and men’s toilets (Image: Rajesh Pamnani; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
India in the grip of floods - yet again!
Floods are becoming the most frequently occurring extreme events leading to high deaths in India.
The floods in Kerala in 2018 (Image: Ranjith Siji, Wikimedia Commons: CC BY-SA 4.0)
Coal dependency and just transition prospects
Study looks at complex and multifaceted social concerns associated with a coal phase-out
Work in progress in the coal mines in eastern India (Image: India Water Portal)
Will flash droughts affect India?
Flash droughts in India pose challenges for water management during the summer monsoon
Flash drought is sometimes also defined as a rapidly developing drought event. (Image: Pushkar RV)
Managing disasters in the hills
Need to enable communities to be the first responders in case of a disaster
It is at the community level that the effects of disasters are felt the most (Image: Baber Nafice)
Mangroves - Wetlands or forests?
Mangroves were treated and managed as forests in colonial times, although they are much similar to wetlands. This led to extensive degradation of mangrove ecosystems in India.
Mangrove forest at Pichavaram, Tamil Nadu (Image Source: Shankaran Murugan via Wikimedia Commons,  CC BY-SA 3.0)
Increase in extreme flooding events in the Upper Ganga Basin post 1995
Upstream hydrological modifications altered the basin hydrology, says study
Kathiya Gaon, Tehri, Uttaranchal (Image: India Water Portal)
Will Darjeeling’s thirst be quenched?
Poor access and mismanagement of the available water resources continue to plague Darjeeling. Can there be a way out?
Darjeeling, in the grip of a water crisis (Image Source: Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons)
Water can kill!
Mass fish deaths can pose a challenge to the environment, biodiversity and fisherfolk who depend on them for their livelihoods. Why do they happen?
Algal blooms in a pond in Tamil Nadu (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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