India Water Portal

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on Total Dissolved Solids
Here is a compilation of answers received on India Water Portal on queries related to TDS. iwp posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

The most popular FAQs are listed below. Please click on a topic to view more detailed information:

Safe drinking water, crucial to protect health (Image Source: PxHere)
Women and Water
On International Women's Day today, we take a look at the critical connects between gender and water. priyad posted 2 years 8 months ago

In India, women often travel long distances to fetch water. This in turn affects school attendance for young girls, and has a domino effect on other development indicators. Women and girls are an important stakeholder to be considered in the design of interventions and programmes to ensure access to safe water for all.

Women and water: a critical connect
Wetlands in deep water
On the World Wetlands Day, save a thought for India’s Ramsar sites, most of them at various stages of deterioration. Swati Bansal posted 4 years 9 months ago

February 2 is observed as the World Wetlands Day. The day marks the date of adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. This year, the theme of the World Wetlands Day is Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Deepor Beel in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
A tale of two sparring states and a river
Goa and Karnataka lock horns again over Mahadayi water sharing. How long will it go on before a consensus is reached? sabitakaushal posted 5 years 3 months ago

The small town of Navalgund of Dharwad district in Karnataka with a population of 25,000 has been the epicenter of farmers’ protest demanding water from the west-flowing river, Mahadayi.

The Mahadayi or the Mandovi river, shared between Karnataka and Goa for their water needs, is a bone of contention between the two states.
Water warriors – Stories on people and their relationship with water
The stories in this yearbook highlight efforts by rural and urban communities across India to take back ownership of their water resources. Swati Bansal posted 6 years 1 month ago

Water sustains lives and livelihoods. It is a precious and finite resource that, in future years, is likely to become the main bone of contention between peoples, states and nations. Water – like every other finite resource – needs sustainable and equitable management, with equal focus on reducing demand, recycling and finding alternatives, as well as the usual emphasis on supply solutions.

Prayers on the bank of the Kshipra
Tribute to Prof. Ramaswamy Iyer
Prof. Iyer, Former Secretary of Water Resources who passed away a fortnight ago touched the lives of many. A few share their thoughts. Swati Bansal posted 6 years 2 months ago

Rohini Nilekani Founder-Chairperson, Arghyam

Ramaswamy Iyer, former Secretary Water Resources
Monsoon delivers a hard blow to farmers
Flood and drought - farmers across the country have seen both as this year’s monsoon has featured late and erratic rains. This report details the situation as it is on the ground. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 2 months ago

High food Inflation has been pinching Indians for the last few months and with the current monsoon not being very generous to farmers, the situation is only expected to worsen. As of August 29th, rainfall deficiency in the country was 18 per cent, a much improved figure from the 41 per cent deviation recorded at the start of monsoon.

Amount of rainfall (Source: IMD)
Catch Every Drop: The Water Warrior contest
Your city needs YOU to become a Water Warrior (of taps, not guns!) with a clear mission brief to save every drop from going to waste. (not verified) posted 8 years 9 months ago

Imagine there's no water
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to cook or clean with
And no flushing too!
Imagine all the people
Living life in vain

A possible set of guidelines for integrating 'land ethic' principles into planning and construction of green buildings in India
This dissertation - ‘Recommending a set of guidelines for a green community development following the roadmap of The Land Ethic’, by Jatina Thakkar and Vinit Mirkar, deals with understanding the principles of “The Land Ethic”, using the book ‘A sand county almanac ‘ by Aldo Leopold and analysing the three existing green rating systems for community development, in relation to land ethic principles and ecosystem services sabitakaushal posted 8 years 9 months ago

Aldo Leopold’s ‘Land Ethic’ defines the relationship between people and nature, and simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soil, water, plants and animals, or collectively: the land.

Meet the Data Project's star volunteers - Gautam Dihora and Sharada Ramadass, and learn how you can help make valuable groundwater data more accessible to the wider public
At the Data Project, our volunteers have helped us extract data out of difficult formats and are also working to demystify data through their observations and analytical skills. Nisreen Ahmed posted 8 years 10 months ago