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May 31, 2021 Women become active leaders in the iJal value chain
iJal bridged the gender gap through economic empowerment and reduced the water collection drudgery for women (Image: Safe Water Network)
May 21, 2021 The water woes of Darjeeling continue to grow with unreliable public water supply and highly elastic private water markets. Is there a way out?
Darjeeling, in the grip of a water crisis (Image Source: Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons)
April 13, 2021 There is a need for long term sustained engagement of the skilled workforce for water and sanitation
Swachhagrahis are the motivators for bringing about behaviour change concerning key sanitation practices in rural India. (Image: SBM)
April 6, 2021 Significantly reduced the daily drudgery of women in rural areas
The water requirement for the scheme is being fulfilled through borings, submersible pumps, and distribution pipelines implemented by the Department of Panchayati Raj, Government of Bihar. (Image: Sehgal Foundation)
December 26, 2019 Policy matters this week
The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Rejuvenating springs in western Arunachal Pradesh
Keeping the traditional water sources alive through science-based interventions Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 2 days ago

Thembang, a small village in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh is inhabited by the Thembang Monpas, a sub-tribe of Monpas.

Construction of trenches in the catchment area of Jongjong Gapsa Ri (Image: Phurpa Sangey)
From water carriers to water entrepreneurs
Women become active leaders in the iJal value chain Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

Imagine having to travel 7 to 8 kilometers every day to fetch water from a village because t

iJal bridged the gender gap through economic empowerment and reduced the water collection drudgery for women (Image: Safe Water Network)
Water, at a price!
The water woes of Darjeeling continue to grow with unreliable public water supply and highly elastic private water markets. Is there a way out? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 4 weeks ago

Darjeeling, a water starved town

Hill stations in India are increasingly getting water scarce. Darjeeling, a well-known Himalayan town, continues to face water scarcity every year during the dry season, despite the abundant monsoon rainfall and several perennial rivers and streams.

Darjeeling, in the grip of a water crisis (Image Source: Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons)
Fifty million people in Indian cities lack access to safe drinking water
News this week Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month ago

Fifty million people in fifteen cities in India have no access to safe, affordable drinking water: UNICEF report

To start mineral water bottle plant
(not verified) posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Hi Team,

I am looking to start a mineral water bottle plant in Andhra Pradesh and I need a detailed information regarding the plant can you guys help me with that?  

Selection of water purifier
(not verified) posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

What kind of water purifier will be proper for my domestic usage. As I am using water from municipal water supply. My location is Sodepur, Ghola, Kolkata-700111

Skilling and engaging first mile actors to enable local water management: Context, opportunities, and engagement possibilities
Based on conversations with Dr Tushaar Shah and Mr Ved Arya Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months ago

Every year, programs of central and state governments and donor-supported programs train thousands of people who work to implement programs on water and sanitation in their villages.

There is an urgency to create a database of such skilled persons and engage them in future programs or on a long-term basis through different engagement models. (Image: ForWater Partners)
Swacchagrahis: The frontline workers of India's largest sanitation program
There is a need for long term sustained engagement of the skilled workforce for water and sanitation Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months ago

There is good evidence that frontline workers have proved to be gamechanger in the delivery of services like health and integrated child development services (ICDS).

Swachhagrahis are the motivators for bringing about behaviour change concerning key sanitation practices in rural India. (Image: SBM)
Drinking water access to all in Bihar: Reach, benefits and challenges
Significantly reduced the daily drudgery of women in rural areas Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 1 week ago

The problem of drinking water in India is becoming more acute by the day, as one can see people queuing up at wells, water tankers, and common water points during summers in mos

The water requirement for the scheme is being fulfilled through borings, submersible pumps, and distribution pipelines implemented by the Department of Panchayati Raj, Government of Bihar. (Image: Sehgal Foundation)
Over two crore children in India experiencing extremely high water vulnerability: UNICEF
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

UNICEF’s analysis reveals over two crore children in India facing extremely high water vulnerability

Girl fetching water from handpump (Source: Flickr photos via IWP)