Assessing Udaipur’s groundwater reserves
A study using geospatial techniques suggests the need to regulate groundwater abstraction for long-term sustainability of groundwater use Posted on 29 Oct, 2022 03:04 PM

Population increase has placed ever-increasing demands on the available groundwater resources, particularly for intensive agricultural activities.

here are various methodologies involved in evaluating groundwater reserves. (Image: Needpix)
Evaluating WaSH conditions spatially at the panchayat level
Synthesis of water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) spatial pattern in rural India: an integrated interpretation of WaSH practices Posted on 15 Oct, 2022 03:00 PM

Rural areas largely lack access to improved drinking water-sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) facilities in India. Improved WaSH facilities are vital to prevent the transmission of waterborne diseases and create resilient communities.

People in rural areas lack potable water, and use unsafe sanitation and hygiene facilities (Image: Sebastian Dahl)
Shared water commons
Community reflects on how to make villages in Bhilwara water secure Posted on 05 Oct, 2022 10:24 AM

Water is a vital natural resource, but continuous consumption of freshwater sources at an unsustainable r

Discussion with community members of Baghmali village (Image: Ishita Gupta)
Beris – a neglected indigenous water harvesting system
The answer to the water crisis in Rajasthan lies in this traditional system Posted on 30 Aug, 2022 08:12 PM

World Water Week is currently being observed across the world.

A villager drinking potable water from the Beri (Image: Dileep Bidawat)
Water contamination grips the country: Centre
News this fortnight Posted on 08 Dec, 2021 10:53 AM

Country’s water contaminated with lead, arsenic, fluoride: Centre

Water contamination continues to remain contaminated (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Equipping communities to plan land and water conservation initiatives
Use of digital tools for implementing natural resources management at scale in rural India Posted on 19 Aug, 2021 11:21 PM

Less than an hour from the district headquarter of Bhilwara, women in village Bavdi in Jahazpur block had to walk for several miles in the scorching heat

Digital planning tools like CLART can go a long way in achieving better land-use outcomes (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
World Bank to provide $250 million to ensure dam safety in India
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 10 Aug, 2021 07:04 AM

World Bank will provide $250 million for dam safety in India

Malampuzha dam in Kerala (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Empowering women to be water stewards
Women work on demystifying technologies in a remote Rajasthan village Posted on 07 Aug, 2021 12:53 PM

In June 2021, UNDP felicitated 41 Women Water Champions for their remarkable contributions to water-conservation efforts in the country.

Gayatri's efforts helped women get together and work on water management for the well being of a community (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Promoting women's leadership in water management
Bhilwara woman recognised for her exemplary work in water governance and community engagement. Posted on 25 Jul, 2021 04:42 PM

Women Water Champions is an initiative by National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti, the Government of India, UNDP India and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to underscore the critical role

Sarjubai's journey of working at the grassroots in improving access to water commons (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
From water carriers to water entrepreneurs
Women become active leaders in the iJal value chain Posted on 31 May, 2021 04:16 PM

Imagine having to travel 7 to 8 kilometers every day to fetch water from a village because t

iJal bridged the gender gap through economic empowerment and reduced the water collection drudgery for women (Image: Safe Water Network)