Mumbai Suburban District

Transparent urban river pollution monitoring
A study develops a decision support tool to identify polluted river stretches Posted on 25 May, 2022 09:33 AM

Unprecedented expansion and anthropic activities amongst other reasons lead to choking of urban rivers with municipal and industrial sewage. Around 63% of the total 62 million litres/ day generated sewage is dumped in Indian urban rivers without treatment, as per a Central Pollution Control Board report submitted to National Green Tribunal, India.

Ulhas river near Khandpe village (Image: Ganesh Dhamodkar, Wikimedia Commons)
Sustainable solutions for urban areas
Interactive toolkit for urban ecosystem management Posted on 11 Nov, 2021 07:37 PM

Over the last five decades, rapid increase in urbanisation has led to the deterioration of ecosystem health.

Climate change and severe weather conditions are overwhelming most towns and cities (Image: Parminder Jassal, pxhere)
Cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra coast, causes intense rains in western districts
News this week Posted on 05 Jun, 2020 01:03 PM

Making a landfall in Raigad district, cyclone Nisarga wanes but causes heavy rains in western Maharashtra

In a cyclone in 2016, thousands of trees were uprooted (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Save Thane Creek
The rich biodiversity of Thane Creek needs to be protected for it supports various flora and fauna with flamingos as its major attraction. Posted on 27 Dec, 2017 03:53 PM

Thane Creek is an inlet along the shoreline of the Arabian Sea that isolates the city of Mumbai from the Indian mainland. It is Asia's largest creek with a length of 26 km. The creek is lined up with mangroves on both sides and plays host to a lot of species ranging from iconic flamingos to tiny crabs. 

Thane Creek (Source: GIZ)
Mumbai wetlands as parking area: FIR filed
News this week Posted on 21 Nov, 2016 06:06 AM

FIR against man who let vehicles be parked on Mumbai wetlands

Mumbai wetland (Source:Wikipedia)
Water warriors at work
Citizens come forward to restore polluted lakes and rivers in their cities. They demand support and swift action from the government. Posted on 24 Aug, 2016 09:31 AM

The pitiful state of some of the water bodies in the country, coupled with the sheer apathy of the government, have forced some well-meaning citizens to come out of their comfort zones and make a difference. Some of these efforts, like the Puttenahalli lake in Bengaluru that is now overflowing with clean water, have been successful, while others are ongoing.

Citizens of Udaipur get together to remove water hyacinth from the Pichhola lake.
Ministries spar over hydel project
Policy matters this week Posted on 03 Jul, 2016 04:59 PM

Ministries reach no consensus over Uttarakhand hydel project 

Downstream of ManeribhaliII Barrage at Uttarkashi (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Rains bring relief to Chennai's water security but expose city's under-preparedness
News this week Posted on 16 Nov, 2015 09:42 PM

Heavy rain water logs Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu

A water logged street (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
No water, no power - no problem!
Sea-Line Co-operative Society, an apartment community in Mumbai, is now completely water and partially power-secure thanks to good initiative, planning and management. Posted on 23 Mar, 2014 10:46 PM

Sea Line Co-operative Society, is a residential complex with 25 apartments in Bandra-a suburb in Mumbai. The 70 residents required 6000 kilolitres (KL) water per year but they managed to procure just about 5000 KL while paying through their noses - Rs. 20,000 per month, to be exact.

Navin Chandra, near the water treatment plant