Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands
Lakes and wetlands play pivotal roles in providing nutrients to living organisms.
While freshwater ecosystems in India are known to harbour rich biodiversity, their health is being increasingly challenged in recent years. And the East Kolkata Wetlands, one of the important Ramsar sites in India, and the largest wastewater fed aquaculture systems in the world that provide fish and support paddy and vegetable cultivation, are no exception.
The entire world is going through an environmental crisis which calls for a transformational change. It is time we take responsibility and work together as a community to find bold, creative and innovative solutions to restore our planet.
What is Ramsar Convention and what is its mission?
What are some of the good qualities present in this huge Pulicat water body? Are there some dangers lurking to disturb this wonderful 760 sq kms of brackish water which attracts hundreds of migratory birds? And who are the organizations working on conserving this eco-system?
Draft rules call for 100 percent utilisation of fly ash in three to five years
Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state, thanks to groundwater exploitation
Located in the Bichhiya block of Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh, Changariya is a small village comprising 265 households.
UNICEF’s analysis reveals over two crore children in India facing extremely high water vulnerability
Every year, March 22 is celebrated as World Water Day. The theme for this year is ‘valuing water’. This indicates the higher level of thinking that is percolating agencies like the UN.