Ishani Palandurkar

Ishani Palandurkar
The tale of two disasters: Role of science communication for disaster risk reduction
Comparing two incidents of flash floods in the Garhwal region Posted on 15 Mar, 2022 10:43 AM

Over the years, the Himalayan climate has grown warmer, there are higher incidences of short but intense monsoon and hailstorms.

Aftermath caused by cloud burst and flood in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand (Image: Rahul Dixit, EGU)
Covid-19 threatens to worsen India's water crisis
Regulations for water use, innovation for treating antimicrobial resistance and monitoring of infected plastic leakage needs to be prioritised to curtail the water crisis.
Posted on 24 May, 2020 12:50 AM

While the world has got a reprieve from pollution with emerging wildlife, cleaner air and clearer water bodies during lockdown, Covid-19 might actually be worsening the present water crisis in an inconspicuous manner. The world is still developing more clarity on safeguards that can prevent transmission, treatment and post treatment complications.

Marine litter. Plastic bottles on a beach. (Image: Bo Eide, Flickr Commons; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)