Conservation - Reducing Water Usage

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September 21, 2022 The unique design and functioning of the Chakla bavdi in Chanderi Madhya Pradesh is another example of the water wisdom of our ancestors, which needs to be conserved and passed on to the future generations.
Chakla Bavdi at Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh (Image Source: Shirole, S. 2022. Architectural eloquence: Water harvesting structure in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh (India). Ancient Asia, 13: 9, pp. 1–13)
June 21, 2022 While springs in Kashmir have still retained their good quality and have a great potential to be used for drinking water, threats to them are growing. Their protection and sustainable management is crucial.
Verinag spring in Anantanag district of Kashmir (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
January 13, 2022 State of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture: The synthesis report 2021
Sustainable agricultural practices lead to water saving, soil conservation, sustainable land management, conservation of natural resources, ecosystem and climate change benefits. (Image: Maheshwara, Pixahive)
November 9, 2021 Building resilient agricultural system through groundwater management interventions in degraded landscapes of Bundelkhand region
Charkhari talab in Bundelkhand (Image: IWP Flickr)
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)
The Chakla bavdi of Chanderi
The unique design and functioning of the Chakla bavdi in Chanderi Madhya Pradesh is another example of the water wisdom of our ancestors, which needs to be conserved and passed on to the future generations. Posted on 21 Sep, 2022 01:03 PM

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.

Chakla Bavdi at Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh (Image Source: Shirole, S. 2022. Architectural eloquence: Water harvesting structure in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh (India). Ancient Asia, 13: 9, pp. 1–13)
Beris – a neglected indigenous water harvesting system
The answer to the water crisis in Rajasthan lies in this traditional system Posted on 30 Aug, 2022 08:12 PM

World Water Week is currently being observed across the world.

A villager drinking potable water from the Beri (Image: Dileep Bidawat)
Climate tech startup tries to scale renewable water technology
Uravu Labs raises seed capital for their unique 100% renewable water technology Posted on 09 Aug, 2022 07:53 PM

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.

Capital to be utilized for tech commercialization and expansion into new geographies (Image: Uravu Labs)
Evaluating water use reduction strategies in Marathwada
Tracking the outcome of select water conservation structures with the community in Aurangabad Posted on 18 Jul, 2022 05:07 PM

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.

Farmers are assured of regular irrigation water, hence they have started cultivating ginger (Image: Sehgal Foundation)
Springs spring hope in Kashmir, Himalayas
While springs in Kashmir have still retained their good quality and have a great potential to be used for drinking water, threats to them are growing. Their protection and sustainable management is crucial. Posted on 21 Jun, 2022 06:38 PM

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.

Verinag spring in Anantanag district of Kashmir (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Jal Shakti Ministry releases DPRs for the revival of 13 rivers
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 24 Mar, 2022 09:13 AM

Centre releases DPRs to rejuvenate 13 rivers other than Ganga

River Mahanadi in Chhattisgarh (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
18,691 water bodies out of 9.45 lakh encroached upon: Jal Shakti Ministry
News this fortnight Posted on 23 Mar, 2022 02:04 PM

Out of 9.45 lakh water bodies identified, 18,691 encroached upon, informs Jal Shakti Ministry

A Johad in Nanduwali Nadi region (Image source: Farhad Contractor via IWP Flickr Albums)
IPCC releases second part of sixth assessment report, calls for Climate Resilient Development
News this fortnight Posted on 02 Mar, 2022 02:55 PM

Climate change will harm India's economy: IPCC

Multiple climate hazards projected for India in IPCC's recent report (Image source: IWP Flickr photos) Image for representation only.
Goa’s mangrove cover increases while Sunderbans’ shrank: ISFR 2021
News this fortnight Posted on 19 Jan, 2022 01:48 PM

Goa’s mangrove cover increases while Sunderbans’ shrank, reports India State of the Forest Report (ISFR) 2021

Mangroves in Sunderbans (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
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