People and Organisations

Bringing springs to life: Ensuring water security for Baigas in Madhya Pradesh
To ensure year-round availability of drinking water for the Baigas, an initiative bring back springs to life in the region through community participation. Swati Bansal posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
Children wash hands at a stand post installed in a Primary school at Kapoti Village in Karanjiya, Dhindori, Madhya Pradesh, India (Source: WaterAid India)
Meeting to pay tribute to Prof. A. Vaidyanathan
Water Conflict Forum and SOPPECOM invite you to the meeting “Remembering Prof. A. Vaidyanathan”. Swati Bansal posted 5 months 1 week ago
In conversation with Rohini Nilekani: Water, societal platform thinking and COVID-19 response
We are in conversation with Ms. Rohini Nilekani, a committed philanthropist, author and social activist. She founded Arghyam almost two decades ago and has been a key ideator in the water sector. Swati Bansal posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson, Arghyam
Online session on COVID-19 by NIMHANS Bangalore and ECHO India
This interaction is targeted at NGOs and should broadly help their staff to deal better with the stress levels during the lockdown. Swati Bansal posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
BWSSB’s workforce woefully inadequate, says Chairman Tushar Girinath
Bangalore's water utility is understaffed, under financed and unable to service the city's water needs. priyad posted 1 year ago
Image credit: Citizen Matters
When the sewers get blocked: sanitation labour in urban India
On World Toilet Day, we bring to light the labour of India’s sewer workers - those who do the unclean work that a Clean India relies on. priyad posted 1 year ago
Photo credit: Sharada Prasad
India has a groundwater problem
Despite being the lifeline of India’s water supplies, groundwater is overlooked by policy makers and users alike. priyad posted 1 year ago
An irrigation well at Randullabad, Maharashtra. Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr. Image used for representational purposes only.
How farm ponds in Madhya Pradesh are building agricultural resilience
An intern with Watershed Organisation Trust narrates his field experience from the villages of Madhya Pradesh, where farmers are using farm ponds to conserve water. iwp posted 1 year 1 month ago
A farm pond constructed by Sheshrao Dhurve in Karaghat Kamti village of Madhya Pradesh
River as a cultural mosaic
A dialogue that highlights the cultural essence of rivers Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 1 month ago
Yamuna near Taj Mahal (Image: Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
The Water Future Conference in Bangalore: Towards a Sustainable Water Future
The recently concluded 4 day conference in Bangalore looked at the current state of global water resource challenges & future pathways to achieve the SDGs, while ensuring equity in access to all. priyad posted 1 year 2 months ago
Charles Vorosmarty, Chair, COMPASS Initiative, Water Future at the opening plenary on advanced water system assessments to address water security challenges of the 21st century.