Conservation - Reducing Water Usage
Water being an essential element for survival, methods of water conservation and harvesting were utilised by human populations throughout history in different parts of the world.
World Water Week is currently being observed across the world.
Uravu Labs, a Bangalore based startup focused on building a renewable water infrastructure, has recently announced its seed round of funding. The lead investor in the round was Anicut Capital and it was co-led by Rocketship.vc and Speciale Invest.
Marathwada, comprising eight districts in Maharashtra, often makes the headlines due to recurring drought. Irregular rains and shifts to cash crops have made the water situation precarious in the region.
Freshwater is a rare and critical resource and its availability is declining worldover with urbanisation, industrialisation, climate change and rising temperatures, and a marked decrease in rainfall.
Centre releases DPRs to rejuvenate 13 rivers other than Ganga
Out of 9.45 lakh water bodies identified, 18,691 encroached upon, informs Jal Shakti Ministry
Climate change will harm India's economy: IPCC
Goa’s mangrove cover increases while Sunderbans’ shrank, reports India State of the Forest Report (ISFR) 2021