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October 19, 2020 Embankments in Bihar have failed miserably against flood protection. Take a look at these frequently asked questions (FAQs) as to why they failed and what are the possible solutions to floods in Bihar?
December 27, 2019 This compendium by Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra answers all questions that will be of great use to practitioners engaged in both engineering and management aspects of watershed management in the field.
December 11, 2019 Dry toilets have long been hailed as a sustainable solution to the sanitation and waste management crisis facing India today, but have been overshadowed by more modern toilet designs.
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.
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
November 27, 2019 Policy matters this week
Embankments in Bihar have failed miserably against flood protection. Take a look at these frequently asked questions (FAQs) as to why they failed and what are the possible solutions to floods in Bihar?
Swati Bansal posted 1 week ago
A study finds that women's control over income and better decisionmaking power can go a long way in improving dietary diversity and tackling malnutrition in rural India.
aartikelkar posted 1 week 2 days ago
The new farm related bills will spell doom for women workers who form the bulk of small and marginal sections of Indian agriculture, warns Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch (MAKAAM).
aartikelkar posted 2 weeks 1 day ago
Although groundwater is emerging as a critical issue and has managed to encourage new government schemes, a generic solution of rainwater recharge cannot be applied across different regions.
Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 3 days ago
The movement towards radical ecological democracy needs to combine the practical and policy-level grassroots work with broader mobilization.
Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 4 days ago
Rapidly disappearing forests are not only a threat to the biodiversity, but spell death knell for the livelihoods of forest dwellers who depend on them for food and survival.
aartikelkar posted 2 weeks 5 days ago
Local communities and gram sabhas better understand the local complexities than the local administrations while dealing with a crisis situation.
Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 1 day ago
A peek into history shows how the Gonds of Garha Mandla managed their water needs with great ingenuity and wisdom by constructing and maintaining water tanks .
aartikelkar posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
Need to recognise the rights of forest-dwelling and tribal communities over their traditional lands.
Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 3 days ago
Leo Saldanha of Environment Support Group speaks on rethinking aspects of our governance system in post-pandemic times.
Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 5 days ago