Interviews

What are the odds of a dam burst?
The recent earthquake in Nepal has pointed fingers yet again at the much neglected area of dam safety. Will that push India to put in place a comprehensive law that addresses this? Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 4 months ago
Sardar Sarovar Dam (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Why use a refrigerator to store water when you can use a clay pot?
Decreasing demand in India for earthen pots to store drinking water has affected thousands of potters' livelihoods. The film 'Vanishing Potters' provides a closer look. makarandpurohit posted 5 years 4 months ago
A potter making a clay pot in Jevra Sirsa village in Durg district
Two states and a dam row
Latha Anantha of River Research Centre, Thrissur speaks to India Water Portal on the latest developments on the Mullaperiyar dam controversy. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 5 months ago
Mullaperiyar reservoir (Source: Sibiperiyar, Wikimedia Commons)
India's largest springs mapping exercise begins in Meghalaya
"The mapping exercise should yield some 2000-4000 spring data points within a few months", says Dr.Jared Buono, hydrogeologist. He talks with IWP about the programme and its potential. chicu posted 5 years 7 months ago
Detailed forms record information about springs
The Maharashtra Groundwater (Development and Management) Act 2009
Shashank Deshpande, Deputy Director GSDA, talks to the India Water Portal on the background and features of the recently passed Maharashtra Groundwater (Development and Management) Act 2009. aartikelkar posted 5 years 7 months ago
View of an open well
Water, through an artist's lens
Photographer Arjun Swaminathan speaks to India Water Portal about his journey so far, which includes filming water stories. aartikelkar posted 5 years 8 months ago
Search for water (Source: Arjun Swaminathan)
A speed limit on river use
"People tend to ask what (revenue in dollars) water for environmental flows is going to generate. That's not the question you should be asking", says Professor Jay O'Keeffe in an interview with IWP. chicu posted 5 years 8 months ago
The Ganga at sunset
Righting an insanitary wrong
Indian citizens are campaigning for a justiciable right to water and sanitation. Mamata Dash of WaterAid speaks to IWP about the right and its importance. chicu posted 5 years 8 months ago
A ragpicker sorts through garbage
Water for All & Other Poems: Poetry with a purpose
A set of poems by G Venkatesh, a researcher on water and sanitation issues, seamlessly bring together important issues concerning water in verse form. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 8 months ago
Water for all and other Poems
A hard look at the strategy of fighting open defecation
Does reducing open defecation have any significant improvement in health outcomes? Sumeet Patil of NEERMAN discusses this in an interview with India Water Portal. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 8 months ago
School sanitation at Mysore