India State of Forest Report 2021: Key takeaways
India’s forest and tree cover rose by 2,261 sq km in the last 2 years but there was a loss of natural dense forests Amita Bhaduri posted 17 hours 38 minutes ago
ISFR 2021 tracked the forest cover in tiger reserves for the first time. Kanha tiger reserve (Image: Aditya Thaokar, Wikimedia Commons)
Systems at breaking point
State of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture: The synthesis report 2021 Amita Bhaduri posted 4 days 13 hours ago
Sustainable agricultural practices lead to water saving, soil conservation, sustainable land management, conservation of natural resources, ecosystem and climate change benefits. (Image: Maheshwara, Pixahive)
Book review: Water conflicts and resistance
Issues and challenges in South Asia, a region where water sharing is more than a mere physical allocation of water Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week ago
Water conflicts pose a challenge to India's river water governance (Image: sarangib, Pixabay)
Soil arsenic above 14 mg/kg can cause rice to be unsafe for consumption
First meta-analysis utilizing published data from Asian paddy fields on arsenic in rice grain, soil, and irrigation water to determine the relationship between them and to derive a limit of soil arsenic using machine learning algorithms Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 5 days ago
Soil contributes more than irrigation to rice-grain arsenic concentration (Image: Arjun Reddy, Pixabay)
India’s fossil fuel production plans not in sync with Paris agreement limits
Rapid reduction in fossil fuel production needed to meet climate targets Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 6 days ago
In 2020, India opened up its coal mining sector to private and foreign investment (Image: TripodStories-AB, Wikimedia Commons)
Declining fertility rate and population in India
The change in fertility rate has an impact on the population-resource relationship over any region Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks ago
Rapid population growth is one of the major causes of scarcity of resources like land and water (Image: Pixabay)
Reimaging the ecosystem
Ways of conserving mangroves and preserving butterflies Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 6 days ago
Common Indian crow butterfly (Image: Abhilash A K Abhialeena)
Extreme weather driven by climate change cost the world billions in 2021
Study identifies ten extreme events, influenced by climate change, that each caused $1.5 billion in damage or more Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 6 days ago
Floods, cyclones and drought also killed and displaced millions across the globe in places which have done little to cause climate change. (Image: Save the Children)
Role of digital technologies in climate change adaptation solutions
Strengthen governance and institutional capacity to mainstream climate adaptation into ICT policies Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks ago
There is a need to include climate adaptation projects in regional cooperation platforms such as Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway that advance digital development (Image: ESCAP)
Actions for mainstreaming climate change
Government of Himachal Pradesh & GIZ launch the revised State Action Plan on Climate Change Amita Bhaduri posted 4 weeks ago
Zingzing Bar to Suraj Tal, Lahaul & Spiti District (Image: Timothy Gonsalves)
Climate change to enhance La Niña impact
Expect less snowfall, intense cold waves and rise in extreme events in India Amita Bhaduri posted 4 weeks ago
This means more occurrences of devastating weather events (Image: Enygmatic-Halycon, Wikimedia Commons)
Delhi’s air pollution: TERI study looks at cost effective interventions
More stringent regional and local control strategies need to be implemented at the airshed level. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago
Regional level air quality planning and implementation is recommended for effective control of pollution in the whole region (Image: Let Delhi Breathe)
Efficient waste management systems in urban India
The report by Niti Aayog and CSE on best practices looks at the entire gamut of municipal solid waste management. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago
Wastepickers separate recyclable materials from waste at the Ghazipur landfill in Delhi  (Image: Jacqui Kotyk, 2009)
Emerging water science for sustainable management
An accessible guide for water professionals and practitioners in India Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago
Rapid changes such as climate change will have significant impacts on our freshwater systems (Image: Srideep, PxHere)
Urban green finance: Case of Hyderabad and Kolkata
Urban green finance flows require the integration of both vertical and horizontal levels of governance Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago
The pandemic has amplified the need to undertake sustainable activities at the city level (Image: CCFLA)
Indore is still very much water minus
Need to abandon costly centralised systems of wastewater management and raise awareness about decentralised systems Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago
Water harvesters cleaning up water hyacinth from the rivers in Indore (Image: Rahul Banerjee)
Ecosystem services of traditional water bodies
Empirical evidence from West Bengal Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago
Households living close to tanks pursue a variety of livelihood activities based on resources available in tanks for their sustenance (Image: Amitabha Gupta, Wikimedia Commons)
Nagpur’s fly ash problem
Study suggests a comprehensive clean-up process to deal with pollution from Nagpur’s thermal power plants Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago
Fly ash discharges into local rivers and streams, says study (Image: R Mohankar, Wikimedia Commons)
The loo loop
Public toilets and choice of work for women Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago
Separation between women and men’s toilets (Image: Rajesh Pamnani; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Coal dependency and just transition prospects
Study looks at complex and multifaceted social concerns associated with a coal phase-out Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
Work in progress in the coal mines in eastern India (Image: India Water Portal)