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November 21, 2019 A report by NIUA brings to light the chinks in Jaipur's sewage system and suggests some solutions.
Routine check done by the sewage treatment plant staff in Delawas, Jaipur. The plant is part of the ADB best practices projects list. (Image: Asian Development Bank, Flickr Commons)
November 15, 2019 On World Toilet Day, we bring to light the labour of India’s sewer workers - those who do the unclean work that a Clean India relies on.
Photo credit: Sharada Prasad
October 28, 2019 Study identifies 5,000 illegal e-waste units in Delhi operating without health and environmental safeguards.
Most of the operations in these units were found to be manual and rudimentary (Image: Toxics Link)
October 25, 2019 Groundwater use has doubled in Pune. Comprehensive mapping of groundwater resources and better management and governance is the need of the hour.
Groundwater, an exploited resource (Image Source: India Water Portal)
October 6, 2019 India needs to come up with a regulation on use of toxic chemicals in detergents.
Nonylphenol, a toxic chemical found in detergents is known to enter the water bodies and even the food chain, where it bio-accumulates and can pose serious environmental and health risks (Image: Toxics Link)
October 1, 2019 Deconstructing the traditional narrow engineering based policy discourses around floods and droughts and connecting them to social and cultural realities is the need of the hour in India.
Water talk Series at Mumbai (Image Source:Tata Insitute of Social Sciences)
Re Sustainability announces mega Innovation Fund to incubate the best waste management, recycling, and circular economy ideas
Company reiterates its commitment to the Earth this World Environment Day, and solicits entries from within India and around the world
Posted on 08 Jun, 2022 10:23 AM

Re Sustainability Limited, a KKR-backed company that is Asia

Governance of wastewater treatment and reuse in India
Lack of enforcement of pollution monitoring and control is a major barrier Posted on 26 May, 2022 04:11 PM

Wastewater treatment and reuse practices are limited in India despite the known benefits of preventing water resources pollution and contributing to sustainable production and consumption systems.

The availability of clear guidelines and specific standards with a defined implementation framework for wastewater treatment and reuse is lacking in most states (Image: Ajay Tallam, Wikimedia Commons)
21-year old with sign boards on Ladakh streets is helping change how residents manage waste
Disposing waste safely Posted on 01 Apr, 2022 09:57 PM

The Union Territory of Ladakh, with its exponential rise in tourist footfall, is grappling with the problem of waste disposal. The locals, on the other hand, get rid of their garbage by burning it.

Stanzin's team towards the end of second drive (Image: Karuna Chhimed)
Wastewater management framework in India: Policy challenges and solutions for a sustainable future
Uniform laws needed across states to govern the untreated wastewater flowing into the water bodies Posted on 26 Mar, 2022 12:32 PM

India is one of the most water-stressed regions in the world, with 600 million Indians facing extreme water stress, according to a NITI Aayog report from 2018.

Yelahanka wastewater treatment plant, Bangalore (Image: India Water Portal Flickr)
Only a third of sewage generated per day in India treated, reports CPCB
News this fortnight Posted on 23 Sep, 2021 01:30 PM

Only a third of sewage generated daily is treated in India, according to CPCB

A sewage treatment plant in Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Harvesting and using rainwater, a must in Bengaluru
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 23 Sep, 2021 12:24 PM

State government makes harvesting and using of rainwater a must in Bengaluru

Rainwater harvesting installed in a house (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
New projects for revival of six polluted stretches in Uttarakhand under Namami Gange
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 27 Jul, 2021 05:56 PM

NMCG approves new projects for the revival of six polluted stretches in Uttarakhand

A river stretch in Uttarakhand (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Online Training on Design and Implementation of Decentralised Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS)
Learn how to design and implement DEWATS™, which is CDD's approach and solution to wastewater management.
Posted on 11 Jun, 2021 03:23 PM

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Ken-Betwa riverlink gets a go ahead
Policy matters this week Posted on 01 Apr, 2021 09:01 AM

Centre and states signs MoU to commence Ken-Betwa river link

Map showing Ken-Betwa river link (Source: Shannon)
Generating demand for sanitation infrastructure
How to steer conversations and processes that help boost the motivation of community leaders to encourage better sanitation behaviour? Posted on 19 Oct, 2020 02:06 PM

Radharamanpada is an unauthorised slum in Angul with 300 houses. The president of the slum sanitation committee Janaki Sahu, a 28-year-old mother of four, runs a street food stall on the main road. There are seven women in the committee of eleven, working on sanitation solution for populations that remain underserved.

Project Nirmal uses appropriate communication inputs that help generate awareness about the impact of poor containment, collection, transportation and treatment systems on the environment among all stakeholders. (Image: SCI-FI, CPR)