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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
November 13, 2019 Policy matters this week
A domestic RO water purifier
October 1, 2019 Green capital at scale urgently needed for the energy transition and climate action in emerging economies - CEEW Centre for Energy Finance
Image credit: CEEW Centre for Energy Finance
September 30, 2019 The recently concluded 4 day conference in Bangalore looked at the current state of global water resource challenges & future pathways to achieve the SDGs, while ensuring equity in access to all.
Charles Vorosmarty, Chair, COMPASS Initiative, Water Future at the opening plenary on advanced water system assessments to address water security challenges of the 21st century.
September 24, 2019 Policy matters this week
Despite the ban, manual scavenging continues. (Image courtesy: The Hindu)
UN's Human Development Report calls for a shift in direction
New this fortnight Posted on 15 Sep, 2022 02:17 PM

Global Human Development Index declines for two years in a row: UN Report

India ranks 132 in latest Human Development Report (Image source: IWP Flickr albums)
Andaman mega projects: CERD seeks government response on tribal concerns
News this fortnight Posted on 03 Aug, 2022 03:54 PM

CERD seeks government response on impacts of development projects in Andaman

Havelock, Andaman Island. Photo for representation only (Source: Vikramjit Kakati from Pixabay)
IPCC releases second part of sixth assessment report, calls for Climate Resilient Development
News this fortnight Posted on 02 Mar, 2022 02:55 PM

Climate change will harm India's economy: IPCC

Multiple climate hazards projected for India in IPCC's recent report (Image source: IWP Flickr photos) Image for representation only.
300 organisations from across the globe call for no climate finance for hydropower
News this fortnight Posted on 06 Oct, 2021 10:06 PM

Hydropower is not fit for climate finance according to 300 organisations worldwide

Gambhir dam near Ujjain (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
World Bank to provide $250 million to ensure dam safety in India
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 10 Aug, 2021 07:04 AM

World Bank will provide $250 million for dam safety in India

Malampuzha dam in Kerala (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
UNLEASH Hacks Bharat | Invitation for Application to Build Climate Resilient India
Through a collaborative 2-day process, passionate youth across India will have the opportunity to work with local stakeholders and community leaders towards the SDGs 13 & 8.
Posted on 17 Aug, 2020 12:00 PM

Marginalized communities across the country are facing the brunt of climate change which is not only questioning their survival but is also affecting their livelihood.

India to have more rains, floods and warm days in the coming century: Report
News this week Posted on 25 Jun, 2020 07:28 AM

India's first climate change assessment report warns of heavy rains, more floods and warmers days

Country is going to face more rains, floods and warm days in the coming century (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
5-star rating for garbage free-cities to Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore
Policy matters this week Posted on 27 May, 2020 08:26 AM

Swachh Survekshan for urban India: Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore among the top

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore. (Source: India Water Portal)
Guidelines to handle COVID-19 biomedical waste are out
Policy matters this week Posted on 08 Apr, 2020 01:10 PM

CPCB releases guidelines to handle COVID-19 biomedical waste

Biomedical waste. Image for representation only (Source: Vivien Rolfe via Flickr)
Kerala tops SDG index by NITI Aayog
Bihar, Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh are at the bottom of NITI Aayog's SDG Index, released recently. Posted on 08 Jan, 2020 03:36 PM

Kerala retains the top slot with a score of 70, followed closely by Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana in the latest edition of NITI Aayog’s annual assessment of progress made by states in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDG).

Considering the poor performance on SDG implementation in many critical areas such as hunger, there is a need to focus on these (Image: The future of food)