People and Organisations

Closing the loop
A village near Bengaluru sets an example of reusing wastewater by innovatively using the reject water from a community RO plant to eliminate fluoride contamination. priyad posted 3 years 10 months ago
The RO plant in Sonnahallipura village.
The sea mouths crisis
The opening of sea mouths in the Chilika is increasing the salinity of the lake, affecting the fish population and the livelihood of the fishing communities. makarandpurohit posted 3 years 10 months ago
A view of the Chilika in the evening.
Breathing life into Baitarani
The river basin of Baitarani is facing many challenges in these changing times. Initiatives are on to protect it. makarandpurohit posted 3 years 11 months ago
Pranab Choudhury
Twin lakes of Bhoj
The lakes of Bhoj wetland that are home to many bird species and provide water to the local residents are now polluted and need urgent attention from the government. makarandpurohit posted 4 years ago
Raja Bhoj statue at the upper lake.
Maha battle over water
The Mahanadi’s water is important for both the farmers and industries of Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Instead of squabbling over it, the states need to come up with a plan to use the water judiciously. makarandpurohit posted 4 years ago
Mahanadi river
Saving inland fisherfolk
Inland fishermen are fast disappearing. With inshore fishing picking up pace in India, this community needs to be saved. makarandpurohit posted 4 years ago
Dr Nilesh Heda
Doing good, well
The inspiring story of Gazala Paul, founder of Samerth, a non profit organisation that works towards accelerating a humane, sustainable and equitable society. priyad posted 4 years 1 month ago
Gazala Paul, founder of Samerth with a Baiga tribal woman - at Machamoha village, Mungeli district
Water not for profit
Water privatisation has a history of failure in India. Why are we still engaging private operators to manage our waters? makarandpurohit posted 4 years 1 month ago
NMC employees union and residents of Nagpur protest water privatisation.
Get wealthy with water
This year’s winner of Thiess International Riverprize, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper talks to India Water Portal on how their river restoration efforts became a success with public participation. Swati Bansal posted 4 years 1 month ago
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper receive the Thiess International Riverprize at the 19th International River Symposium. (Image Source: International RiverFoundation)
A losing battle
A film explores the truth behind the shrinking Dal and ways to reverse the situation. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 1 month ago
Abdul Rashid receives the nomination certificate during WIFF 2016.