Scientific closure of abandoned bore wells
How to plug or decommission an abandoned or defunct bore well to prevent contamination in the nearby productive wells Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago
Well decommissioning is necessary to permanently fill in and seal a well to eliminate the well as a source of water (Image: Asadwarraich, Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 4.0)
Thirsty for change
Empowering women to be decision-makers in managing water Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago
Laichi Bai Uike takes lead to construct boribund on streams to harvest water (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Global warming leads to vanishing glaciers
Glacier melt in Himalayas to increase rapidly till 2050, then may decrease, says study by IIT Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago
Parkachik glacier, a part of the Zanskar region, Ladakh (Image: Mahua Sarkar, Wikimedia Commons,  CC BY-SA 3.0)
Emerging markets adopt renewables
The emerging markets are key to the electricity leapfrog to renewables, says study Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago
Solar power plant in Telangana (image: Thomas Llyod Group, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Assessing waste in Ganga cities
A new report on a baseline assessment of waste in Haridwar and Rishikesh, two major Ganga cities in Uttarakhand tries to characterize solid and plastic waste Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago
There is a need to develop a robust methodology for inventorizing waste (Image:  Prylarer, Pixabay)
Building leadership of women at the grassroots
A training guide for women's leadership school Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago
Empowering women to become agents of their own development (Image: Debika Goswami)
Championing community mobilisation to conserve water resources
Farmers switch over to millets in this semi-arid village in Andhra Pradesh due to the efforts of a woman water champion. Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago
FES community resource person Pareshamma interacting with farmers on water conservation practices at Thamballapalle village in Chittoor district (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Deepor Beel faces moderate contamination and ecological risk, says study
First of its kind assessment of heavy metal pollution and potential ecological risk for surficial sediments of Deepor Beel through indexing. Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 1 week ago
Deepor Beel sits in the heart of the Indian city of Guwahati (Image: Hirakjyoti Bayan CC BY-SA 4.0)
Data ecosystem in smart cities
Implications for technology based interventions during the pandemic: Lessons from India Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 1 week ago
National data policies need to promote standardisation and encourage local innovation (Image: Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)
Billions lack access to WASH services
If trends persist, billions will be left without critical, life-saving WASH services, says a SDG monitoring report

Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
Between 2016 and 2020, the global population with safely managed drinking water at home increased from 70% to 74% (Image: Pxhere)
Aspirational Districts Programme, a successful model of local development, says UNDP report
India’s tap water supply increases four-fold in 117 aspirational districts Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
UNDP India released an appraisal report on transformation of 112 most backward districts recently (Image: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)
A just energy transition roadmap
iFOREST looks at challenges and opportunities for a post-coal future in its new report Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
How the demand for coal is transforming the environment and the people who depend on it (Image: Wilson-Centre, Environmental Change and Security Program, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Climate change likely to affect agricultural productivity in Maharashtra
Climate analysis predicts mismatch in rainfall and temperature patterns with crop phenology: Soybean, Cotton, Wheat and Gram crops at risk, finds Institute for Sustainable Communities study across three major regions of Maharashtra. Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
Maharashtra faces an increasing risk from climate change which is likely to impact the production of four major crops - Soybean, Cotton, Wheat and Gram.  (Image: BAIF Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Lakshadweep Islands: Rising sea levels may inundate some islands
Major coastal erosion predicted in Lakshadweep Islands by 2030, says IIT study Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 4 weeks ago
Coastal protection measures need to be taken now (Image: Pixabay)
Toxic chemicals: A barrier to safe drinking water
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates in drinking water: A health challenge Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months ago
Water treatment facilities are incapable of removing many chemical compounds and need to be upgraded (Image: PxHere)
Living with droughts
Special report on drought calls for new management approach Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months ago
Drought resilience partnerships at the national and local levels will be critical to managing drought (Image: Pixabay; hbieser)
Rejuvenating springs in western Arunachal Pradesh
Keeping the traditional water sources alive through science-based interventions Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months 1 week ago
Construction of trenches in the catchment area of Jongjong Gapsa Ri (Image: Phurpa Sangey)
Irrigation from thin air
A super-absorbent gel could help the world's drought-hit farmers Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months 2 weeks ago
The water-absorbing gel has performed well under lab conditions. (Image:  IWMI Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Rural realities amid second COVID surge in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
Rural areas emerge as sites of mass COVID outbreaks Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months 2 weeks ago
COVID-19 has had an adverse impact on the livelihood of people doing small jobs due to lockdown. (Image: Gospel for Asia; Wikimedia Commons)
Social solidarity model in COVID-19 times
Kitchen gardening to ensure nutrition security for vulnerable families Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months 2 weeks ago
Kitchen garden project helps people in pandemic times (Image: Utthan)
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