Harvesting and using rainwater, a must in Bengaluru
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 23 Sep, 2021 12:24 PM

State government makes harvesting and using of rainwater a must in Bengaluru

Rainwater harvesting installed in a house (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
India-UK team tackles antimicrobial resistance spread in waterways
Experts are joining forces to investigate the impact that releasing antibiotics from antibiotic manufacturing into India’s waterways has on the spread of potentially fatal drug-resistant infections. Posted on 07 Aug, 2020 11:30 AM

An estimated 58,000 babies die in India every year from superbug infections passed on from their mothers, whilst drug-resistant pathogens cause between 28,000 to 38,000 extra deaths in the European Union every year.

The Musi river in Hyderabad, which has high concentrations of antibiotics released from production facilities (Image: Newcastle University)
Cyclone Bulbul devastates West Bengal and Odisha
News this week Posted on 13 Nov, 2019 10:45 AM

Cyclone Bulbul causes devastation in West Bengal and Odisha

A cyclonic storm that hit India in 2016. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
NGT forms Central Monitoring Committee for rivers
Policy matters this week Posted on 17 Apr, 2019 02:27 PM

Central Monitoring Committee formed to ensure pollution-free river stretches

Biodiversity monitoring is key to assess the efficacy of river cleaning programmes. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Polavaram project runs into trouble
Policy matters this week Posted on 07 Aug, 2018 09:01 PM

SC issues notice to Centre on environmental clearance of Polavaram project

Godavari river across which Polavaram project is being constructed (Source: Pranay Raj, Wikimedia Commons)
Assam, Bihar reel under severe flood
News this week Posted on 08 Aug, 2016 11:13 PM

One of the worst floods in Assam and Bihar

Flood in Bihar. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Lakes of urban India under threat: CSE
News this week Posted on 05 May, 2015 11:54 AM

Toxic foam observed in Bengaluru lakes

Foam in Varthur lake (Source: Kashif Masood)
Rain rain go away, our cities can't keep the water at bay!
Poor urban planning and reckless construction leave India incapable of welcoming the much-needed monsoon. Posted on 17 Jun, 2013 06:32 PM

Breaking news! The monsoon is here! It hit Kerala on June 1 and with that put an end to newspapers stories on drought in India highlighted by pictures of farmers standing on cracked earth and staring up at the sunny skies. However, very soon there will be Page-1 picture spreads of water-logged cities with traffic jams and harried people titled "The city is drowning"!

Water logging on city streets