Scientists intervene to save dry toilets
Dry toilets have long been hailed as a sustainable solution to the sanitation and waste management crisis facing India today, but have been overshadowed by more modern toilet designs. priyad posted 2 years 11 months ago
A traditional dry toilet. Image: India Science Wire
In wake of climate change, prioritise and invest in water security and clean drinking water
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. priyad posted 2 years 11 months ago
Image credit: WaterAid/Prashanth Vishwanathan
Water stewardship approach to minimizing risks for businesses
Water stewardship is an approach predicated on the concept that water is a shared resource and so water risks are also shared risks that everyone in a catchment will face priyad posted 2 years 11 months ago
Picture credit: Romit Sen
BWSSB’s workforce woefully inadequate, says Chairman Tushar Girinath
Bangalore's water utility is understaffed, under financed and unable to service the city's water needs. priyad posted 3 years ago
Image credit: Citizen Matters
When the sewers get blocked: sanitation labour in urban India
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. priyad posted 3 years ago
Photo credit: Sharada Prasad
India has a groundwater problem
Despite being the lifeline of India’s water supplies, groundwater is overlooked by policy makers and users alike. priyad posted 3 years ago
An irrigation well at Randullabad, Maharashtra. Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr. Image used for representational purposes only.
In conversation with K. J. Joy of SOPPECOM
In this interview, Joy talks about his work as an activist working in rural Maharashtra, and how he came to work on water conflicts in India. priyad posted 3 years 1 month ago
KJ Joy speaks at a felicitation for the late Professor Ramaswamy Iyer.
Greening new pastures for green investments
Green capital at scale urgently needed for the energy transition and climate action in emerging economies - CEEW Centre for Energy Finance priyad posted 3 years 1 month ago
Image credit: CEEW Centre for Energy Finance
The Water Future Conference in Bangalore: Towards a Sustainable Water Future
The recently concluded 4 day conference in Bangalore looked at the current state of global water resource challenges & future pathways to achieve the SDGs, while ensuring equity in access to all. priyad posted 3 years 1 month ago
Charles Vorosmarty, Chair, COMPASS Initiative, Water Future at the opening plenary on advanced water system assessments to address water security challenges of the 21st century.
Climate vulnerability map of India coming soon
DST and SDC working together to develop pan-India climate vulnerability assessment map, to help communities and states better prepare for climate change. priyad posted 3 years 2 months ago
Dr. Akhilesh Gupta , head of the climate change programme at DST. Image source: India Science Wire
Applying ethics to water management, to ensure equity in access to all
A workshop in Bangalore explored water ethics and how it can be applied to water management. priyad posted 3 years 2 months ago
From left to right - Siddharth Krishnan (ATREE), David Groenfeldt (Water Culture Institute), Sara Ahmed (University of Cambridge), Veena Srinivasan (ATREE), KJ Joy (SOPPECOM)
Rising sea temperatures pose a threat to coral reefs
Study analysing data of sea surface temperatures since 1982 finds that three mass bleaching events impacted five major Indian coral reefs. priyad posted 3 years 2 months ago
Image used for representational purposes only. Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks - India's sanitation warriors
Tata Trusts, through its Tata Water Mission initiated the ZSBP program to help the Swachh Bharat mission achieve its goals. priyad posted 3 years 2 months ago
For Akshant Nagar, 23, schoolchildren turned out to be the biggest driving force in helping to make Pipariya block in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh become open defecation free (ODF) in just seven months. Image credit: Tata Trusts
How bio-restoration is helping revive degraded mangroves in Sunderbans
A new technology developed by Indian scientists is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal. priyad posted 3 years 2 months ago
A restored site of degraded mangroves. Image credit: India Science Wire
Aerosols increase drought severity over the Indian subcontinent
Study finds aerosols - suspended fine solid or liquid matter in the atmosphere - are adding to El Nino, which already deters the Indian monsoon. priyad posted 3 years 2 months ago
Mist and clouds are atmospheric aerosols. Image used for representational purposes only. Image from India Water Portal Flickr photostream
Experts say cold desert regions need special attention
Desertification at high altitudes increasing due to melting of glaciers, causing concern and a push to devise preventive adapation strategies. priyad posted 3 years 2 months ago
A view of cold desert in Ladakh (Photo: Annu Anand)
Monsoon set to abate: SkyMet Weather
Rainfall likely over central, western India; Mumbai & Chennai to receive no rains; light to moderate rainfall in Delhi this week; no extreme weather events expected across India. priyad posted 3 years 3 months ago
Picture for representational purposes only. Picture courtesy India Water Portal on Flickr
In photos: How temple tanks are helping Chennai conserve rain water
During the monsoon, temple tanks in Chennai fill to the brim with water, helping in groundwater recharge. priyad posted 3 years 3 months ago
Parthasarathy temple in Triplicane has the biggest tank. Recently, volunteers belonging to the Central Industrial Security Force cleaned the tank. Pic: Laasya Shekhar
When crocodiles roamed city streets: The real reason behind Vadodara floods
Urban flooding in Gujarat has led to some strange developments in recent weeks. priyad posted 3 years 3 months ago
Flash floods following extreme rainfall left Vadodara inundated in Early August. Pic: Concerned Citizens of Vadodara
Beyond the death toll: The everyday violence of Assam’s floods
Mitul Baruah from Ashoka University narrates personal experiences of people affected by floods in Majuli, Assam. priyad posted 3 years 3 months ago
Floods in Majuli Assam. Photo credit: Mitul Baruah