Interviews

Art of killing a river
Manoj Misra speaks on the much neglected area of the Yamuna river and its floodplains and why its mere clean-up is not enough--especially as the World Culture Festival approaches. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years 9 months ago
NGT had in July 2015 slapped a fine on the Akshardham temple management for carrying out expansion without prior environmental clearance and without examining whether the expanded portion fell on the Yamuna’s floodplains (Source: Ramesh N G, Wikimedia Commons)
Right information and collective strength of people triumph!
The film titled 'A Hand Pump' tells the story of the villagers of Padapadar, Odisha and their struggle to finally get their right to safe drinking water. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 10 months ago
A hand-pump installed at Padapadar village
The Last Builder of Naulas in Chatola, Nainital
Constructing naulas, the small structures that house springs in Uttarakhand, requires an intimate knowledge of many sciences. One of the last practitioners of this dying craft tells his story. chicu posted 4 years 10 months ago
Ratan Singh Bisht is one of the few people today who constructs naulas
Using community support to battle fluoride contamination
Anita Sharma and Anil Gautam of Peoples Science Institute, Dehradun talk about their work with fluoride affected communities in Madhya Pradesh. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years 11 months ago
Several young children in Jhabua suffer from skeletal fluorosis (Source: INREM Foundation)
Water filter use in India: Safety, luxury or a threat to the environment?
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) share the findings of a study on water filter use in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and discuss its implications in India's overall context. aartikelkar posted 4 years 11 months ago
Safe drinking water, a scarce resource (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Tackling water salinity in Mewat, Haryana
Lalit Mohan Sharma of Sehgal Foundation, Gurgaon speaks to India Water Portal about innovative solutions to sail through Mewat's water crisis. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years ago
Tackling salinity in Mewat (Source: Lalit Mohan Sharma)
India needs to radically overhaul its water institutions
Can India draw some lessons from the Singaporean water story? Prof Asit Biswas, founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico, talks to India Water Portal. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years ago
India's water sector: Endemic corruption and public apathy (Source: K N Balraj, IWP Flickr Photos)
Is it possible to build resilience to climate change?
As the earth warms up, farmers face the most heat. Can they be better prepared and move towards a safer future? The film ‘For a safer future: Insights on climate resilience from India’, shows how. sabitakaushal posted 5 years ago
‘For a safer future: Insights on climate resilience from India’: A film (Source: GEAG and TERI)
Why seeds sprout 'hope'
Seeds are not a just a gateway to the future but also a link between our today & tomorrow, and a harbinger of hope, says Biju Negi of Beej Bachao Andolan. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 1 month ago
Forests, water & seeds are all interconnected (Source: India Water Portal)
Adapting to floods and improving lifestyles could give us some clues to finding an alternative to embankments
Dr David Molden, Director General, ICIMOD, talks to Monoj Gogoi on his visit to flood-affected Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts of Assam and Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. aartikelkar posted 5 years 1 month ago
In conversation with Dr Molden (Source: Monoj Gogoi)