Conservation - Reducing Water Usage

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September 1, 2021 Best practices for holistic urban water management in Chennai Metropolitan Area
These bright plastic jugs are ubiquitous in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. (Image: McKay Savage, Flickr Commons; CC BY 2.0)
August 19, 2021 Use of digital tools for implementing natural resources management at scale in rural India
Digital planning tools like CLART can go a long way in achieving better land-use outcomes (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
August 11, 2021 A summary of conversations with Mr. Parameshwar Hegde, Director (ISA), Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, Government of Karnataka
At the district level, Karnataka has engaged Implementation Support Agencies (ISA) who are involved in IEC
July 23, 2021 Improper location, poor operation and maintenance of water harvesting and recharge structures threaten water security in Yavatmal
A study assesses the current status of the water harvesting and recharge structures in Yavatmal (Image: India Water Portal Flickr)
July 19, 2021 Urban India is hurtling towards a major water crisis. What are the important considerations that the Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban) should take into account to meet the water needs in urban areas?
Will urban India get respite from its water woes? (Image Source: Aathavan Jaffna via Wikimedia Commons)
June 8, 2021 Poor water governance has cut off several residents from Mumbai's water system, making equal access to all a distant dream.
Water a rare resource in the informal settlements in Mumbai (Image Source: Suraj Katra)
Haryana ranks third in providing tap water to all rural households
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 week 1 day ago

Haryana comes third in providing tap water to rural households under Jal Jeevan Mission

Women filling water from a tap (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Is climate action at scale a possibility?
Lessons from Meghalaya’s attempt to strengthen its frontline across the State Amita Bhaduri posted 4 weeks 1 day ago

The recently released report on climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has portrayed a devastating picture of the world that our

Stories of change from Meghalaya on moving towards “net-zero” emission commitments (Image: MBDA)
Lift irrigation cooperatives provide irrigation to tribal drylands
Existing government schemes and programmes offer good potential for scale-up these cooperatives in various states Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

The earliest known civilizations settled around rivers as they provided access to the water needed for cultivating crops. Over time, humans learnt to control the flow of water by the construction of barriers across the direction of the river flow.

Simalaghasi check dam across Panam river, Dahod constructed by NM Sadguru Water and Development Foundation (Image: NM Sadguru Water and Development Foundation)
Study calls for securing water sustainability in Chennai
Best practices for holistic urban water management in Chennai Metropolitan Area Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Water stress has specifically magnified for metropolitan cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, etc.

These bright plastic jugs are ubiquitous in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. (Image: McKay Savage, Flickr Commons; CC BY 2.0)
Equipping communities to plan land and water conservation initiatives
Use of digital tools for implementing natural resources management at scale in rural India Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 1 week ago

Less than an hour from the district headquarter of Bhilwara, women in village Bavdi in Jahazpur block had to walk for several miles in the scorching heat

Digital planning tools like CLART can go a long way in achieving better land-use outcomes (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
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 2 months 2 weeks 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
Empowering women to be water stewards
Women work on demystifying technologies in a remote Rajasthan village Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 3 weeks 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)
Yavatmal’s water security crisis
Improper location, poor operation and maintenance of water harvesting and recharge structures threaten water security in Yavatmal Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months ago

Water security in  Yavatmal district could be at risk if steps are not taken to revive and renovate water harvesting and recharge structures according to a study by Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC).

A study assesses the current status of the water harvesting and recharge structures in Yavatmal (Image: India Water Portal Flickr)
Thirsty for change
Empowering women to be decision-makers in managing water Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months ago

In June 2021, UNDP felicitated 41 Women Water Champions for their remarkable contributions to water conservation efforts in the country.

Laichi Bai Uike takes lead to construct boribund on streams to harvest water (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Will urban India gain respite from its water woes?
Urban India is hurtling towards a major water crisis. What are the important considerations that the Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban) should take into account to meet the water needs in urban areas? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 3 months 1 week ago

The 2021-22 Union Budget has announced the launch of the Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban), an ambitious project that aims to provide potable tap water supply to 2.86 crore households by 2024. How will this work out for urban India?

Will urban India get respite from its water woes? (Image Source: Aathavan Jaffna via Wikimedia Commons)
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