Bangalore Urban and Rural District

Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in West Bengal
News this week Posted on 27 May, 2020 08:33 AM

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. Posted on 24 May, 2020 09:13 AM

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)
Centre to ensure safe drinking water and scale up activities during monsoon, under JJM
Policy matters this week Posted on 04 May, 2020 03:13 PM

Under JJM, Centre to ensure safe drinking water and scale up activities during monsoon

Labourers building check dams under MGNREGA. (Image Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Sixty river stretches found polluted in the northeast: CPCB
News this week Posted on 22 Feb, 2020 09:53 PM

Northeast has 60 polluted river stretches: CPCB

A river in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
India's composite score improves in SDG index with major success in water and sanitation
News this week Posted on 02 Jan, 2020 10:46 AM

Sustainable development goals index 2019-20: India's composite score improves

Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 as a part of the 2030 agenda. (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
Free septic tank cleaning in Delhi; CM attempts to reduce sewer deaths
Policy matters this week Posted on 18 Nov, 2019 07:59 PM

Delhi CM announces free sewage cleaning schemes for unauthorised colonies

Image credit: Sharada Prasad
BWSSB’s workforce woefully inadequate, says Chairman Tushar Girinath
Bangalore's water utility is understaffed, under financed and unable to service the city's water needs. Posted on 18 Nov, 2019 02:49 PM

“It is a lack of (institutional) capacity which is leading to public woes on water. We are not in a position to give you quality services because of two things – one, manpower, and two, finances,” said BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath, speaking at a panel discussion on ‘Sustainable, Equitable Access to Water’.

Image credit: Citizen Matters
Monsoon withdrawal delayed; more extreme weather events the new trend
News this week Posted on 02 Oct, 2019 11:01 AM

Monsoon’s withdrawal likely to begin around October 10: IMD

Image used for representational purposes only. Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr
The Water Future Conference in Bangalore: Towards a Sustainable Water Future
The recently concluded 4 day conference in Bangalore looked at the current state of global water resource challenges & future pathways to achieve the SDGs, while ensuring equity in access to all. Posted on 30 Sep, 2019 12:38 PM

The Water Future Conference in Bangalore last week, saw many from the scientific community, academia, research, civil society and the media come together to discuss the state of water resources across the world and in India, as well as future pathways and scenarios, and different technological a

Charles Vorosmarty, Chair, COMPASS Initiative, Water Future at the opening plenary on advanced water system assessments to address water security challenges of the 21st century.
Thousands ignored while Sardar Sarovar dam fills to capacity
News this week Posted on 10 Sep, 2019 02:50 PM

Sardar Sarovar dam fills up while ignoring thousands in submergence area

Sardar Sarovar Dam via Wikimedia Commons