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Cereals drain India dry
A study on virtual water flows in interstate trade of cereals in India shows that cereals are rapidly draining the states that have the most critical levels of groundwater. aartikelkar posted 5 days 3 hours ago
Cereals and millets at a bazaar in Nizampet, Hyderabad (Image Source: Aditya Madhav, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons)
Unsafe drinking water burdens urban poor
While urban poor in Delhi are forced to access water from informal sources, this water is highly contaminated posing multiple risks to health. aartikelkar posted 1 week ago
Safe drinking water, a valuable resource  (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Everything you want to know about drinking water
What is safe drinking water? What is the state of drinking water in India? aartikelkar posted 2 weeks 2 days ago
Safe drinking water, avaluable resource (Image Source: India Water Portal)
The fast disappearing traditional water harvesting structures of Rajasthan
Lack of community ownership and local governance are spelling doom for the once royal and resilient traditional water harvesting structures of Rajasthan. aartikelkar posted 3 weeks 1 day ago
Toorji Ka Jhalara, Jodhpur (Image Source: Rituja Mitra)
Digital water infrastructure to help India become water independent
Digital water infrastructure has a great potential in solving India's water crisis by preventing wastage and encouraging optimum use of water. aartikelkar posted 3 weeks 4 days ago
Smart water meters for efficient use of scarce water resources (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Crafts bloom in the parched Thar desert!
Communities from the harshest part of the country, the Thar desert, cope with drought, through their art. aartikelkar posted 1 month ago
Art, to deal with drought (Image Source: Rituja Mitra)
Plundered rivers, vanishing ecosystems: Sandmining in India’s west
While sandmining is increasingly killing rivers in India, what is the state of rivers in western India? aartikelkar posted 1 month 1 week ago
River sand continues to be plundered for the construction industry (Source: P Jeganathan/Wikimedia Commons)
Connecting the dots: Reimagining water security at scale
Can digital technology aid in bringing samaj, bazaar and sarkar closer to solve water and livelihood issues? What do learnings from the ground show? aartikelkar posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
Connecting the dots (Image Source: www.kudumbshree.org, kudumbashree via Wikimedia Commons)
Not in the interest of women farmers!
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 1 month 2 weeks ago
Farm women, overworked and underpaid (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Reviving traditional tanks to control floods in Chennai
A study finds that desilting and reviving traditional tanks in Chennai can greatly help in mitigating the impacts of frequent floods in the city. aartikelkar posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
A small tank near Thalambedu in Kanchipuram (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Patterns of social exclusion in watershed development in India
How have watershed development projects fared in India? Have they helped in better distribution of benefits among the poor and marginalised? aartikelkar posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
Watershed development: Towards equitable outcomes (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Helping nature take its course: Composting!
While urban areas are being engulfed by a sea of garbage, the need of the hour is to think about recycling waste that we generate at the source, so as to avoid sending it to the landfills. aartikelkar posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
From waste to value: The miracle of composting (Image Source: India Water Portal) at h
Meghalaya villages join hands to save environment and bolster women empowerment
Villages in Meghalaya have not only successfully dealt with their water problems, but also encouraged women to get involved in the process. And the effects have been for all to see! aartikelkar posted 2 months ago
Water collected at a mega dam in a village in Meghalaya (Image Source: KM-MBDA)
Ahar pynes: Traditional flood harvesting systems of South Bihar
The Ahar pynes of South Bihar are a classic example of a community managed irrigation systems and need urgent revival. aartikelkar posted 2 months 1 week ago
Ahar Pyne system in Gaya, South Bihar  (Image courtesy: Hindi Water Portal)
Leave no household behind
Access to basic entitlements is a critical safety net for vulnerable communities. aartikelkar posted 2 months 1 week ago
Basic entitlements, a safety net for vulnerable communities (Image Source: India Water Portal Flickr photos)
Women hold the key to dietary diversity
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 3 months 1 week ago
Empowering women to improve nutritional outcomes (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Forests, the fast disappearing treasure troves of forest dwellers
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 3 months 2 weeks ago
Dried mahua flowers (Image Source: Pankaj Oudhia via Wikimedia Commons)
Water wisdom of the Gonds of Garha Mandla
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 months 3 weeks ago
Kolatal, a traditional tank in Garha region of Jabalpur (Image Source: K. G. Vyas)
Where does the water in a well come from?
In the water sector, the focus on fixing demand and supply is taking us away from the real problem - the unnoticed groundwater dependencies in ever-expanding urban India. aartikelkar posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
An open well in Maharashtra (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos) Image used for representational purposes only.
Who is the thirstiest of them all?
A study evaluating the water use efficiency of sugarcane, curry banana and paddy among borewell irrigating farmers finds paddy to be the most inefficient and thirstiest of the three. aartikelkar posted 4 months ago
Paddy, a thirsty crop (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)