Drinking and other Domestic Uses

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December 26, 2019 Policy matters this week
The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
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
November 27, 2019 Policy matters this week
An irrigation well at Randullabad, Maharashtra (Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Telangana among states ensuring tap water supply to schools, anganwadis
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 days 18 hours ago

Telangana joins a group of states which have ensured tap water supply to schools, anganwadis

Tap water in a rural school (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
About TDS level in drinking Water
Anonymous (not verified) posted 3 weeks ago


Is the water with TDS 300 is suitable for drinking? And when we use RO filter, which is sold in the market, it reduces TDS to 50, is it fine to drink the RO filtered water?

Is UV treatment enough for water with TDS 300?







Budget 2021: Environmental conservation or business as usual
The budget has given environmental conservation issues a slip, say experts Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 1 day ago

This year’s budget was tabled when the country was grappling with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 induced crisis. The government was expected to provide an effective response to the pandemic-induced recession.

There is a need to estimate the ecological footprint of all activities. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Looking for water filters to distribute in rural areas in India
Anonymous (not verified) posted 3 weeks 5 days ago

Hi there,

Very soon I am going on a road trip all across India covering rural areas in India.

If you are willing to give me water filters (I have heard a lot about NirNal), which I can distribute on my way in the villages, schools where children don't get to drink clean water. This will bring me immense happiness and I will feel my trip as fulfilled.

Budget 2021: What does it have for the water and agriculture sector
The allocation in the water and agriculture sector is inadequate to deal with the sectoral challenges. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago

COVID-19 pandemic brought clean water, basic hygiene practices and sanitation to the centre stage with these becoming crucial to deal with the health crisis.

India’s water resources are getting degraded day by day, be it rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, springs or aquifers but the budget’s focus continues to be source management while neglecting the resource. (Image: PixaBay)
Unsafe drinking water burdens urban poor
While urban poor in Delhi are forced to access water from informal sources, this water is highly contaminated posing multiple risks to health. aartikelkar posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Water in India continues to be extremely polluted and unsafe.

Safe drinking water, a valuable resource  (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Mini piped water scheme helps overcome social exclusion
Promoting sustainable systems that facilitate provision of safe water and sanitation to communities in a tribal village. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

In 2016, India ranked 131 among 188 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI). With a population of 1.3 billion, the need for services is high, a

Anganwadi Centres now provided with improved toilets and running water (Image: Water For People India)
Everything you want to know about drinking water
What is safe drinking water? What is the state of drinking water in India? aartikelkar posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Why is drinking water important?

Safe drinking water, avaluable resource (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Association for Project Shuddhi: St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
Anonymous (not verified) posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

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Need suggestion on purifier
Anonymous (not verified) posted 2 months ago


Recently I moved to Jayanagar Bangalore (560070), here we get Kaveri water from BBMP, I wanted to know which purifier is suitable to make the water drinkable?