Conservation - Reducing Water Usage

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December 29, 2020 Water resources in most Indian cities are overworked and overused, and not adequately replenished.
Cities in India are marked by unequal distribution of water, lack of access, outdated infrastructure and minimal enforcement of rainwater harvesting and other means of supply. (Image: Anish Roy, Pixabay)
December 13, 2019 A study highlights the need to scale down the export of rice, maize, buffalo meat and other items to conserve groundwater in India.
A farmer uses a hosepipe to irrigate crops at her farm in Nilgiris mountains, Tamil Nadu (Image: Hamish John Appleby for IWMI, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 11, 2019 A study calls for solutions that can benefit farmers and the environment and positively impact India's nutrition indicators.
Rice field in Karnataka (Image: Guldem Ustun, Flickr Commons, CC BY 2.0)
December 6, 2019 A report by the India Rivers Forum highlights the need to focus further than the main stem of the Ganga river.
Distant snow clad mountains, the smaller hills and the Ganga river (Image: Srimoyee Banerjee, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
December 4, 2019 To adapt well & build resilience, climate change strategies need to factor in efforts towards water security, writes Vanita Suneja, Regional Advocacy Manager (South Asia), WaterAid.
Image credit: WaterAid/Prashanth Vishwanathan
December 2, 2019 Water stewardship is an approach predicated on the concept that water is a shared resource and so water risks are also shared risks that everyone in a catchment will face
Picture credit: Romit Sen
Combating water crisis needs people's participation: PM Modi
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Prime Minister Modi pitches for a collective effort to overcome water crisis in the country

A rainwater harvesting set up in a school in Chickmangalur district (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
The need for survival edge technology
Decentralised communitarian technology can mitigate the water crises facing us today. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 6 months ago

Decentralised and communitarian efforts in soil and water conservation, sustainable agriculture, afforestation and renewable energy need extensive investment, if the human race is to survive the deepening water, food, energy and climate crises.

Digging an open well that had some water at lesser depths ranging from 5-10 m using local technology in which a motor run winch draws up the dug up mud from the well bottom. (Image: Rahul Banerjee)
Government launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan to tackle water crisis
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Centre launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched to battle water crisis (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
High Court takes note of acute water crisis in Chennai
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

High Court raps Tamil Nadu government over water crisis in Chennai

Chennai reels under acute water crisis (Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Slow monsoon causes countrywide rainfall deficit of 44 percent
In the news this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Monsoon makes slowest progress across India in 12 years (source: Times of India)

Image used for representational purposes only. Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr
Piped water to all rural households by 2024: Government
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Government to launch rural piped water scheme

Ten thousand litres overhead tank to supply piped water (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
From water to agriculture, well-being and beyond
While WOTR’s work has contributed to improving SDG outcomes, what are the learnings from the efforts made by the organisation to map and identify the pathways that have brought about this change? aartikelkar posted 1 year 6 months ago

Sustainable development, still an unfinished agenda

WOTR’s holistic approach integrates environmental, social and development challenges. (Image Source: WOTR)
Unravelling NITI Aayog’s Composite Water Management Index: Veering to a pragmatic approach
An analysis of the effectiveness of the Composite Water Management Index as a policy-making tool priyad posted 1 year 7 months ago

INTRODUCTION

Image for representational purposes only. Image credit: India Water Portal
GHG emissions, water footprints of dietary patterns
Rice-based diets had higher emissions but wheat-based diets used more water, says study. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 7 months ago

India's food system produces large environmental impacts but these vary by diets. The per capita environmental impacts of diets in India are currently lower than those of many high-income countries due, in part, to habitually low consumption of animal source foods.

As India continues in its nutrition transition, people currently consuming the rice and low diversity pattern will be likely to adopt more diverse diets (Image: Senthil T S K, Wikimedia Commons)
Climate change affects glacier health
A study suggests chances of half of the glaciers in Satluj basin disappearing by 2050. arathi posted 1 year 7 months ago

Changing climatic patterns are affecting the health of glaciers in the Himalayan region. A new study has warned that as many as 55 percent of glaciers in the Satluj basin may disappear by 2050 and 97 percent by 2090 under extreme climate change scenario.

A glimpse of The Himalayas. Photo: Pixabay