Cyclone Fani ravages Odisha's ecological hotspots
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 8 months ago

Odisha's ecological hotspots severely affected by cyclone

After a cyclonic storm (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Dealing with urban waste
While India continues to be besieged by waste, a new book on waste management looks at how a minimal waste society can be created. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 3 months ago

When it comes to managing huge piles of waste, Indian metros have a monumental task in hand. As per 2011 figures, Delhi is the biggest waste generator with 6800 tonnes of waste being produced daily.

Pushpa leads the struggle against Bhalaswa landfill that contaminates Delhi's groundwater.
Centre speeds up its Clean Ganga Mission
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years ago

Centre to involve public, private firms for urban sewage treatment and Ganga clean up 

Ganga river at Gadmukteshwar (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Godavari, Krishna rivers are interlinked
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 4 months ago

Godavari, Krishna rivers interlinked

Prakasam Barrage across Krishna river (Source: Subhash Chandra via Wikipedia)
Water and facilities flow better into cities
An analysis of Census 2011 data confirms many known facts--the urban beats the rural when it comes to treated tap water supply, access to water testing labs and much more. makarandpurohit posted 6 years 8 months ago

Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them.

Rural-Urban Drinking Water Supply Gap, Census 2011
Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India:UN
News this week: Groundwater depletion makes Gujarat a water-starved state, says UN; Surat units all set to use recycled water; SANDRP urges Maharashtra CM to withdraw irrigation projects. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 9 months ago

Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India: UN

Water scarcity in Gujarat (Source: WebGovernments)
Gujarat farmers protest proposed nuclear park
News this week - Gujarat farmers oppose nuclear plant, drought hits Bihar and an eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi in Surat. ravleen posted 8 years 4 months ago

Gujarat farmers oppose Mithivirdi nuclear plant

Nuclear power or people's power Source: Wikipedia
Countrywide ban on sand mining
News this week - National Green Tribunal bans sand mining, Ukai dam authorities save Surat from floods and the Central Government decides to release water data. ravleen posted 8 years 5 months ago

Countrywide ban on sand mining

Sand mining on the Pennar river bed
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. ravleen posted 8 years 7 months ago

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
Multi-district assessment of water safety (M-DAWS) in Gujarat - A study by Water and Sanitation Management Organisation
This report survey assesses the condition of drinking water quality in the Gujarat in the context of severe water shortages. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 10 years 7 months ago

WASMOThis report by the Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) is based on the analysis of Multi-District Assessment of Water Safety (M-DAWS) carried out in 8 districts of Gujarat (Vadodara,Valsad, Mehsana, Gandhinagar, Kachchh, Surat, Ahmedabad and Dangs) , where ensuring adequate and safe drinking water to the people has been looked upon as a huge challenge needing urgent action during years 2007 and 2008 .

The Multi-District Assessment of Water Safety (M-DAWS) programme was undertaken by Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) with financial and technical support from UNICEF.