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June 8, 2021 Poor water governance has cut off several residents from Mumbai's water system, making equal access to all a distant dream.
Water a rare resource in the informal settlements in Mumbai (Image Source: Suraj Katra)
May 26, 2021 India needs water professionals to manage its water resources locally to be water secure. This needs focus and investment. Now.
Frontline workers get trained and acquire invaluable skills in the process of fulfilling their roles within one or multiple programs
May 18, 2021 Income loss top concern for rural communities, says study
Must have protocols for timely action and outreach in times of need (Image: DMD, Government of Bihar)
May 13, 2021 Serious questions about the dependability of waterways
Dredging in progress on National Waterway-1 (Image: IWAI)
May 10, 2021 Absence of skill assessment and skill certification a major barrier
The study points out prejudices and discrimination against inter-state migrant workers and how most local people consider migrant labourers as outsiders. (Image: Paradiz, Pixabay)
May 6, 2021 81% of the workers reported that work has stopped due to locally declared lockdowns: SWAN study
Jeevan Rath 2.0 helped people get back home in June 2020. Migrants from Chhattisgarh were stuck in Pune when CYDA came in contact with them and arranged their transportation and food through support of Jeevan Rath and SwissAid. (Image: Maha C19 PECONet Collaborative/IWP Flickr)
Saving mangrove forests in Kerala
The work of some committed amateur naturalists in Kerala- a story from Good News India iwp posted 13 years 9 months ago

"Water Initiatives Orissa", a five-year old campaign to work on water issues in Orissa
Orissa may suffer from severe food insecurity, if desertification is not reversed. Its time to wake up from the deep slumber and to face and mitigate the challenges with firm and committed actions iwp posted 13 years 10 months ago

"Water Initiatives Orissa is a five-year-old campaign which draws strength from civil society organsations, grassroots communities, academicians and others who are determined to work on water, disasters and climate change issues". Email:

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Water resources minister Saifuddin Soz's letter to chief ministers to draw their attention towards water issues
Appropriate water resources information system should be put in place at the earliest for better monitoring, Prof. Saifuddin Soz, 17:42 IST iwp posted 13 years 10 months ago

soz.jpgProf. Saifuddin Soz, the Union Minister of Water Resources has written to Chief Ministers drawing their attention to some of the important issues related to water resources, viz.

New book on "Role of civil society in water governance in South Asia" by SaciWATERs released
Proposed reader will bring together researchers and practitioners in the water sector to examine the strategic role of civil society organizations (varying from NGOs/voluntary organisations and social movements) outside the spheres of State and business iwp posted 13 years 10 months ago

The Crossing Boundaries Project of the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) is currently in the process of preparing a Reader on "Role of Civil Society in Water Governance in South Asia"

Visit to two villages in Chhattisgarh that have been awarded "Nirmal Gram Puraskar"
Efforts of villagers for total sanitation in Tirathgarh village of Bastar district and Dabena village of Bilaspur district bag "Nirmal Gram Puraskar" to the two villages iwp posted 13 years 11 months ago

Just back from a trip home (Chhattisgarh).

May-June issue of "Dams,Rivers and People" : Study from Brazil on the global warming impact of methane emissions from large dams
May-June issue of "Dams,Rivers and People" : Study from Brazil on the global warming impact of methane emissions from large dams iwp posted 13 years 11 months ago

drp.png The May-June issue of "Dams, Rivers and People" is out and available here.

"Towards Water Wisdom":New book by Ramaswamy Iyer
"Towards Water Wisdom":New book by Ramaswamy Iyer iwp posted 13 years 11 months ago

(Image is from the Sage Publications webpage listed below)


Limits, Justice, Harmony
RAMASWAMY R IYER : Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

The Water Portal and Arghyam mentioned in an article in the Hindu
Water-related targets can benefit from community and NGO involvement and oversight, supplementing slow political processes. NGOs such as Arghyam have considerable financial and advocacy resources to influence policy and intervene directly in the area of water. iwp posted 13 years 11 months ago

The Water Portal and Arghyam were mentioned quite prominently in an article on "Water Access and Citizens' Movements" on the Hindu Op-Ed page

IWP is looking for a Project Manager
iwp posted 13 years 11 months ago

Project Manager, India Water Portal, Arghyam Location: Bangalore The India Water Portal, an initiative of Arghyam, Bangalore is looking for someone to join our hi-energy team.

ICT applications for socio-economic development of farmers
Notes from C-DAC ICT for socio-economic development conference held in Bangalore. Rural kiosk was the topic of discussion in the conference iwp posted 14 years 2 months ago

Nandini and I attended the C-DAC ICT for Socio-Economic Development conference on 11th,12th and 13th of this month in Bangalore. Primarily we were interested in spreading awareness about the Portal among the attendees. Following are some notes from there: Overall I thought the conference was very good. There was a lot of energy and interest and several good initiatives, and many of the speakers came across as smart and committed.