Drinking and other Domestic Uses

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August 19, 2022 Better access to clean water coupled with health education to bring about changes in behaviour are critical to prevent exposure to dangerous cholera bacteria that lurk in untreated waters.
The hidden threat of cholera in India (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
July 20, 2022 This study found a high concentration of trihalomethanes (THMs) in water treatment plants in Delhi that were associated with increased risk of cancer.
What's in your tap water (Image Source: India Water Portal)
May 25, 2022 Enabling a culture of data sharing between programs and reuse of data
Participatory programs such as JJM require a large amount of village-level information on water (Image: Arpit Deomurar, FES)
February 28, 2022 Gujarat aims to achieve 100 per cent saturation in tap water connection for every household by October 2022 under the Jal Jeevan Mission
The SCALE project implemented in villages in semi arid regions enabled ultra-poor groups in project villages improve their access to drinking water (Image: European Union, Flickr Commons)
February 10, 2022 Budget for sanitation sees a decline
Jal Jeevan Mission has picked up pace after two years (Image: Anita Martinz, Wikimedia Commons,  CC-A-2.0 Generic)
January 30, 2022 MGNREGS: Even after the inclusion of additional funds amounting to Rs. 25,000 crores via supplementary budgets, allocations were 12 per cent less than the previous year's revised estimates
A school boy from Tilonia drinks from a tap from a rainwater harvesting tank (Image: Barefoot photographers of Tilonia)
Workshop: Biosand Water Filter (JalKalp) Technology
Posted on 13 Oct, 2022 06:39 PM

About the workshop

Workshop to build capacities on the biosand filter (Image source: Sehgal Foundation)
Disabled, elderly, and vulnerable will soon have easy access to piped water
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 25 Aug, 2022 02:40 PM

Centre releases draft guidelines of piped water supply for disabled, elderly and vulnerable groups

A child having disability. Photo for representation only. (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Knowledge Exchange Webinar: Market-Based Approach for sustaining HWTS at scale
HWTS Network, India, under its Knowledge Exchange series will be organizing a session on September 6 to introduce the market-based approach for sustaining HWTS at scale.
Posted on 25 Aug, 2022 08:43 AM

Many approaches are being practiced to address development and humanitarian challenges, but scalability and sustainability still remain a challenge. A market-based approach seems to be well suited to overcome this challenge.

Polluted water, hitchhiking microbes and the hidden threat of cholera in India
Better access to clean water coupled with health education to bring about changes in behaviour are critical to prevent exposure to dangerous cholera bacteria that lurk in untreated waters. Posted on 19 Aug, 2022 11:33 PM

Cholera outbreaks are frequent and steadily increasing in India, shows recent surveillance data.

The hidden threat of cholera in India (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Jal Jeevan Mission implementation lags in 13 states: Centre
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 03 Aug, 2022 03:08 PM

Centre identifies 13 focus states lagging in implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission

A household water pipe (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
The missing frontline worker
India is gearing up to take water to every rural household, but a crucial community connection is missing! Posted on 03 Aug, 2022 02:52 AM

Nobody on the frontline

There is a war going on. The generals are plotting. The armoury is ready. Lands are to be won. The people are all charged up. But there is one problem. Maybe it's a big one. There is nobody on the frontline.

The frontline worker, a crucial but missing link in the water space (Image Source: Sunderrajan Krishnan)
Poisoned waters of Delhi
This study found a high concentration of trihalomethanes (THMs) in water treatment plants in Delhi that were associated with increased risk of cancer. Posted on 20 Jul, 2022 02:34 PM

Provision of safe drinking water continues to be a challenge in developing countries and microbial contamination of water can lead to a number of waterborne diseases. Studies in India show that access to tap water may not guarantee that it is safe to drink.

What's in your tap water (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Harmful chemicals found in tap water samples: Study
News this fortnight Posted on 18 Jul, 2022 03:47 PM

Study finds harmful chemicals in tap water samples

Harmful chemical is tap water samples (Source: IWP Flickr album)
Etalin hydroelectric project: Centre grants nod, FAC approval awaited
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 08 Jun, 2022 01:20 PM

Despite concerns, Etalin hydropower project gets government nod, FAC yet to give clearance

Upper Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
One water, one data
Enabling a culture of data sharing between programs and reuse of data Posted on 25 May, 2022 02:58 PM

Any large-scale water security program by the government needs two things: [i] continuous data - given the dynamic nature of water - its annual replenishment depends on how much rainfall occurs and what farmers decide to grow in that agricultural cycle; and [ii] people who understand this data and continue to maintain the implementation post-intervention.

Participatory programs such as JJM require a large amount of village-level information on water (Image: Arpit Deomurar, FES)
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