Interviews

Bangalore needs to break class barriers if its lakes are to be saved
The govt. has started reclaiming encroached lake beds in the IT city but unless citizens interact across class divides, these urban water bodies will continue to spew foam, says Leo F. Saldanha. Manu Moudgil posted 5 years 1 month ago
Foam from lake engulfs vehicles in Bangalore. Source: Yoga Priya
Respect tribal goverments; conserve forests
Tribal governments can manage village natural resources better than elected Panchayats. Jarjum Ete, President of the All India Union of Forest Working People, explains why. chicu posted 5 years 1 month ago
Arunachal's tribes have a tradition of managing their natural resources (Source:Wikimedia Commons)
Reel Art: Interview with Usha Dewani-Das, 2015 CMS VATAVARAN film entry nominee
Water is one subject that is local, and touches each one’s life differently but significantly. Usha Dewani-Das shares how she brings her art into her films. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 2 months ago
 Usha Dewani-Das,doing what she loves best: Reel Art (Source: India Water Portal)
Interview with Manu Moudgil, 2015 CMS VATAVARAN 'Young Environmental Journalism Awards-Online' Winner
"There can't be more important work than water": Manu Moudgil speaks on how and why water influences his outlook as well as his writings. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 2 months ago
Manu Moudgil, on a field trip to Rajasthan.
Nepal earthquake affected women more than men
Disadvantaged groups suffered greater death, injury and livelihood asset losses. Dr Bimala Rai Paudyal, Hon’ble Member Planning Commission of Nepal says it is possible to reduce this vulnerability. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 3 months ago
A family beside a damaged house near Naglebhare, Nepal (Source :Asian Development Bank)
The curious case of Kolkata's missing water bodies
The city which has close to 5000 water bodies has lost 44% in the last two decades, says Mohit Ray of Vasundhara, a group working on environmental and human rights issues in an interview. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 3 months ago
Bhukailash - a water body in Kolkata; Image: Mohit Ray
People in Kinnaur are making all efforts to stop further destruction'
The Environics Trust collaborated with Himalaya Niti Abhiyan to assess the impact of hydropower projects in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. R Sreedhar of Environics Trust talks about this to IWP. Manu Moudgil posted 5 years 3 months ago
At Pangi village, several houses have suffered damage due to a hydel project.
From abandonment to water abundance: Is it possible?
People know that water is crucial, and yet apathy abounds. Dr. Indira Khurana talks candidly on the issues concerning water and how this precious resource can be better managed. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 3 months ago
The earth is water rich, but water is still scarce (Source:India Water Portal)
Groundwater: It's not a source, it’s a resource
Nawraj Pradhan from ICIMOD explains how they are looking at the challenge of drying springs in the Kailash landscape from different angles -- ecological, cultural and physiographic. chicu posted 5 years 4 months ago
A spring next to a temple in Uttarakhand is the source of the Ramganga river
Flawed embankment strategy converts Bihar into a watery grave
The engineering solutions put in place to tackle the issue of floods has created more problems than solutions in Bihar, says Dinesh Mishra in an interview. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 4 months ago
Floods in Bihar (Source: Usha Dewani, IWP)