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How kitchen gardens pick up pace in a rural MP village
Championing community mobilisation for the conservation of water resources Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago

In June 2021, UNDP felicitated 41 Women Water Champions for their rema

Sagni Bai works on promoting kitchen gardens and water conservation which are doing wonders in this remote MP village (Image: FES)
Best practices in IEC-HRD to engage rural communities based on JJM - Karnataka experience
A summary of conversations with Mr. Parameshwar Hegde, Director (ISA), Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, Government of Karnataka Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago

What does IEC-HRD mean for large-scale programs such as Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)?

At the district level, Karnataka has engaged Implementation Support Agencies (ISA) who are involved in IEC
India now has 46 Ramsar sites as four new wetlands add to the list
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month ago

Four more wetlands get the Ramsar tag

Wetlands are an essential component of our ecosystem (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
World Bank to provide $250 million to ensure dam safety in India
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month ago

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

Malampuzha dam in Kerala (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
IPCC: Net zero plans needed if we are to stop warming
A 1.5 degree celsius warming is likely even before 2040. IPCC report calls for immediate cuts on global greenhouse gas emissions. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) met virtually to consider the contribution of Working Group 1 (WG1) to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), for two weeks from 26th July to 6th August, 2021.

India will face irreversible impacts of climate crisis, says IPCC report (Image: Pixabay)
Empowering women to be water stewards
Women work on demystifying technologies in a remote Rajasthan village Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago

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)
Report identifies 15 high-potential actions for cities to adapt to climate risks
Cities need to identify the most promising systemic and hazard-specific actions Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago

As cities around the world face a growing climate crisis, McKinsey Sustainability and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group has released a new report called

Cities are a key contributor to climate change and are responsible for 75 percent of global CO2 emissions (Image: The Digital Artist, Pixabay)
Floods and recurring natural disasters in India
Better regulation of environmentally sensitive areas is needed to avert disasters. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago

After two weeks of extremely hot and long dry weather, the monsoon winds brought heavy rains to the hilly northern states of India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand) and the south-west coastal states (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, and Kerala).

Floods in Uttarkashi (Image: Oxfam International; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Demystifying groundwater for collective action
Experiences from participatory groundwater management efforts in Maharashtra Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago

India is the largest user of groundwater in the world. Agriculture, rural and urban domestic water supply and increasingly industries are shaping the dependency on groundwater.

Unless work on managing the demand is undertaken, the notion of ‘infinite’ groundwater will be hard to address. (Image: Rucha Deshmukh, ACWADAM)
Odisha's Puri becomes first city in the country to have safe water under Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban)
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Odisha’s Puri first city in the country to provide safe drinking water while

Functional tap water supply to end rural water woes (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
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