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  • The unsung women fishers of Wular lake

    January 12, 2021 2:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Nestled in the north Kashmir region is Wular lake, India’s largest freshwater lake or wetland. It spans across 11,277 hactor  area and has been designated as a wetland of international importance in 1986 and subsequently as a Ramsar site in... View Article

  • Connecting the dots Reimagining water security at scale

    December 30, 2020 11:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    While water sector actors from samaaj, sarkaar and bazaar have been working for decades on programmes that address water security issues in the country, making a sustainable impact at scale has continued to be a challenge. What can be done... View Article

  • Meghalaya villages join hands to save environment and bolster women empowerment

    December 2, 2020 5:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Langsymphut village in Meghalaya has ample water now. Gone are the days when the water starved village was barren with its streams dying a slow death. And that too when it is located only 22 kilometres away from Mawsynram village,... View Article

  • Creating a repository for India’s water resources data

    November 18, 2020 3:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Water, a scarce natural resource fundamental to life, livelihood, food security and sustainable development is required in every sector i.e. domestic, agricultural, industrial and environmental. Its source is precipitation, the usual forms being rainfall, snowfall etc. These in turn build... View Article

  • Women hold the key to dietary diversity

    November 2, 2020 1:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Evidence world over shows that small scale agricultural production does very little to deal with malnutrition and food insecurity among rural poor. Women are more likely than men to be involved in agricultural activities that not only involve crop production,... View Article

  • Groundwater recharge needs grassroots solutions A study of two techniques in Kerala

    October 19, 2020 12:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    In Kerala, around half the urban population and 80% of the rural population depend on open wells on their domestic water needs. But in the last decade, the majority of observatory wells recorded an average annual decline of half a... View Article

  • Holy waters, unholy outcomes!

    September 9, 2020 10:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Rivers are revered and considered holy since times immemorial in India and mass bathing in some rivers is an age-old ritual. A holy dip and a holy sip of the river waters are considered to be a highly purifying. But... View Article

  • Bringing springs to life Ensuring water security for Baigas in Madhya Pradesh

    July 30, 2020 2:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Nested amongst the Satprura hills lies Kapoti, a village in the Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh. This region is known as Baiga Chak and is inhabited by Baigas, a vulnerable tribal group. Following a simple lifestyle, Baigas have been a... View Article

  • Dharavi: From a dreaded hotspot to a model to be emulated

    July 16, 2020 1:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    When the first positive case of Covid-19 was reported from Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, known for its narrow lanes and compact housing, a sense of panic gripped the nation. And the fear and panic were not unreasonable given the extraordinary... View Article

  • Pollution in Ganga Understanding culture and climate justice

    June 29, 2020 6:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Climate change affects societies mainly through water – its availability, quality and quantity. Water pollution adds fuel to the fire to the effect of climate change and needs to be addressed immediately. Optimal use of water and improving the quality... View Article

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