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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)
March 15, 2022 World Resources Institute (WRI) India and the C40 Cities network develop Mumbai’s first-ever Climate Action Plan
The MCAP adopts a scientific evidence-based planning approach to mobilize resources and move from planning to implementation of strategic projects (Image: Deepak Gupta, Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 3.0)
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)
November 4, 2021 India must collaborate with other countries to create a Global Resilience Reserve Fund to act as insurance against climate shocks: CEEW study.
Bihar floods of 2008 (Image: M Asokan, Public Resource.org)
October 15, 2021 Interventions to promote hand hygiene should be designed based on an understanding of what people care about, says report on ‘State of the world’s hand hygiene’
Girls learn the value of hand-washing (Image: Kristen Kelleher, USAID, Pixnio)
Understanding disaster risks as a systemic construct
Disaster risk governance: Recipe to effective disaster risk management in times of COVID-19 Posted on 20 Mar, 2022 09:56 AM

Against the backdrop of human-induced hazards and disaster risks, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) articulates the need for an improved understanding of disaster risk in all its dimensions of exposure, vulnerability, and hazard characteristics as well as the strengthening of disaster risk governance (UNDRR, 2015).

Countries are engaged in empowering communities to adapt to the new normal (Image: Pixabay)
Mumbai sets a mitigation goal to achieve net-zero by 2050
World Resources Institute (WRI) India and the C40 Cities network develop Mumbai’s first-ever Climate Action Plan Posted on 15 Mar, 2022 09:31 AM

A recent study by Council on Energy Environment and Water indicates Maharashtra is the 3rd most vulnerable state in India and Mumbai is one of five distric

The MCAP adopts a scientific evidence-based planning approach to mobilize resources and move from planning to implementation of strategic projects (Image: Deepak Gupta, Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 3.0)
New Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022 announced
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 02 Mar, 2022 02:07 PM

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022: Centre notifies guidelines on EPR for plastic packaging

Plastic waste is causing havoc on drains and water bodies (Image source: IWP Flickr Album)
Budgetary trends for drinking water in Gujarat: Special focus on tribal communities
Gujarat aims to achieve 100 per cent saturation in tap water connection for every household by October 2022 under the Jal Jeevan Mission Posted on 28 Feb, 2022 01:31 PM

There is a myriad of government schemes and programmes working towards improving water access across the country. Tracking all these initiatives can be cumbersome. The priority that the centre and the states accord to various sectors through the budgetary allocations gives an idea about where the government’s priorities really lie.

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)
India now has 49 Ramsar sites, highest in South Asia
News this fortnight Posted on 16 Feb, 2022 08:03 AM

Ramsar has designated two more wetlands in India, bringing the total to 49

A wetland supports life in myriad forms (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Jal Shakti Ministry receives an allocation of Rs 86,189 crore in budget 2022-23
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 16 Feb, 2022 07:48 AM

Budget 2022-23: Allocation to the Jal Shakti Ministry increased to Rs 86,189 crore, from Rs 69,052 crore the previous year

Women fill water from a public tap in Karnataka (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Budgetary provisions for drinking water supply continue to get priority
Budget for sanitation sees a decline Posted on 10 Feb, 2022 02:05 AM

Water, sanitation and hygiene, which are major determinants of health and nutrition levels, have gained substantial visibility during the last two years because of the pandemic.

Jal Jeevan Mission has picked up pace after two years (Image: Anita Martinz, Wikimedia Commons,  CC-A-2.0 Generic)
Meghalaya's participatory water projects exhibit scale and community empowerment
News this fortnight Posted on 01 Feb, 2022 03:28 PM

Meghalaya exemplifies participation at scale and community empowerment in participatory water projects

A water body in Meghalaya (Image source: IWP Photo via Flickr Album)
National and international frameworks vital for implementing nature-based solutions
There is a lack of cohesive regional strategy for implementing nature-based solutions in Asia Posted on 23 Jan, 2022 02:33 PM

Nature‐based solutions (NbS) are a relatively new concept and consist of a range of measures that address various societal challenges, including climate change, natural disasters, food security, human health, water security, and economic and social development, by

Mangrove ecosystem (Image: Sigit Deni Sasmito/CIFOR)
Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill, 2019
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 07 Dec, 2021 06:49 PM

Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill after 34 years of drafting

Malampuzha dam in Kerala (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
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