Drilling in loose soil
jagsen posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

In village Marenhalli and some surrounding areas in pincode 577528, when drilling for water, the soil from about 150 feet and deeper is seen to be loose with either gravel or slush.

Stories of change: Becoming water abundant by harvesting rainwater
India Water Portal presents you with some inspiring stories of individuals and organisations in India that have adopted exemplary ways to combat water scarcity through harvesting rainwater. Swati Bansal posted 6 months ago

We often take for granted those things that come easy to us. Rain is one such resource that we always enjoy, but never capture for the future.

Catch the rain where it falls (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 9 months ago

Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state, thanks to groundwater exploitation

Gomti river in Lucknow (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Boulders at 450 ft
(not verified) posted 10 months 1 week ago

We recently drilled a borewell (Yelnanka, Bangalore). The total depth of the bore-hole is 1200 ft. we have major source is @ 1100 ft. The yield is ~2".

Boring blocked by bolders
(not verified) posted 10 months 1 week ago


We made 1180 ft boring in our residence, water was sufficient but at 450 ft the borders are moving and blocking the hole for inserting the pump. Please give us an idea of how to seal the blockers from falling. Any contact number in Bangalore to solve this problem.

Pollution levels rising post-lockdown in cities in south India
How clean air gains of the lockdown and monsoon periods have been now lost with the reopening of the economy and with the onset of the winter. Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 1 week ago

An analysis was done by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) of winter pollution (until January 26, 2021) in India’s five southern states - a vulnerable but poorly monitored region from the air quality perspective.

Air quality management requires regional approach to implement clean air action plans, says CSE (Image: Pixy)
Challenges to India’s urban water security and future growth patterns
Water resources in most Indian cities are overworked and overused, and not adequately replenished. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year ago

Linkages between water security and socio-economic growth

Cities in India are marked by unequal distribution of water, lack of access, outdated infrastructure and minimal enforcement of rainwater harvesting and other means of supply. (Image: Anish Roy, Pixabay)
Storage tank and pond using washing machine wastewater
(not verified) posted 1 year ago

Hello Sir, 

We are from Banglore. Kids have asked for pool on our terrace , but me and my husband thought to involve them in its designing also. At the same time, we don't want wastewater.

Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in West Bengal
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

Cyclone Amphan causes widespread destruction in West Bengal

A cyclonic storm that hit India in 2016 (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Be wise, water wise - Students get on a mission to combat water crisis
An initiative by the students of Oasis International School, Bengaluru, focuses on water conservation and management, while also developing universal values like empathy, gratitude, love and respect. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

In the past few years, India has undoubtedly developed remarkably, but not enough to eradicate all the problems it has been facing, including the shortage of water.

Students of Oasis International School participate in an initiative to help combat water crisis in a village (Image Source: Oasis International School)