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December 29, 2020 Water resources in most Indian cities are overworked and overused, and not adequately replenished.
Cities in India are marked by unequal distribution of water, lack of access, outdated infrastructure and minimal enforcement of rainwater harvesting and other means of supply. (Image: Anish Roy, Pixabay)
November 8, 2020 The National Hydrology Project has created a national platform for water data and is working to enhance the technical capacities of agencies dealing with water resources management.
Breakthrough cloud computing facilities and remote sensing applications have helped showthe filling pattern of a water body (tank or reservoir) through freely available satellite imagery at an interval of five days.  (Image: Maithan dam, Wikimedia Commons)
December 26, 2019 Policy matters this week
The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
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 18, 2019 Bangalore's water utility is understaffed, under financed and unable to service the city's water needs.
Image credit: Citizen Matters
Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to equip farmers with weather insights
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to make weather insights handy for farmers

Agricultural activities in semi-arid region of Tamil Nadu (Source: IWP Flickr Photos))
Dealing with droughts
There are many reasons why we see more droughts in India these days. Here is all the information that you need to know droughts better. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 1 week ago

Droughts are one of the most feared natural calamities in India impacting food production, the economy as well as the morale of millions of farmers in a cou

India will see more droughts in the future. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Centre releases funds to states under Jal Jeevan Mission
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

Jal Jeevan Mission: Centre releases funds to states and asks states/UTs to digitise water supply infrastructure in rural India

A roadside tap in a village (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Inclusion of my colony in Jal Jeevan Mission
(not verified) posted 3 months 1 week ago

1. I am living in a residential colony inhabited by approx 300 households. The Colony is known as Swarn Vihar and is located next to Rajinder Colony - JDA Flats near Bantalab, Jammu (J&K) - 181205.

States have no rights in granting forest clearance: Government
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Forest ministry solely in the hands of Centre: Environment Ministry

Forests help mainitain the ecological balance of Earth (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Telangana among states ensuring tap water supply to schools, anganwadis
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

Telangana joins a group of states which have ensured tap water supply to schools, anganwadis

Tap water in a rural school (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
India gets its first wetland conservation centre
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 months 1 week ago

Country’s first wetland conservation centre set up on World Wetland Day

Deepor beel, Assam (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Challenges to India’s urban water security and future growth patterns
Water resources in most Indian cities are overworked and overused, and not adequately replenished. Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months ago

Linkages between water security and socio-economic growth

Cities in India are marked by unequal distribution of water, lack of access, outdated infrastructure and minimal enforcement of rainwater harvesting and other means of supply. (Image: Anish Roy, Pixabay)
NGT orders states to designate nodal agencies for restoring water bodies
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 7 months 4 weeks ago

Designate nodal agencies for restoration of water bodies: NGT to states

Gharisar lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Breaking down data silos in the water sector
The National Hydrology Project has created a national platform for water data and is working to enhance the technical capacities of agencies dealing with water resources management. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months 3 weeks ago

In support of the Digital India Initiative, the National Hydrology Project (NHP) is translating the Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS), Government of India’s (GoI) vision to create a “one water, one data platform” for the country.

Breakthrough cloud computing facilities and remote sensing applications have helped showthe filling pattern of a water body (tank or reservoir) through freely available satellite imagery at an interval of five days.  (Image: Maithan dam, Wikimedia Commons)