Flash floods are man-made
Environmental geologist K S Valdiya lives in Uttarakhand and keeps a tab on the changing geological processes in the Himalayan region. He was recently conferred with the G M Modi Award for Innovative Science and Technology for his contribution in the fields of Himalayan geology and neotectonics. Formerly a member of the prime minister’s science advisory council, Valdiya tells Anupam …
Effluent treatment plants have not proved effective
Tishya Chatterjee , member secretary, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) spoke to Manish Tiwari on the presence of persistent organic pollutants and metals in groundwater at two prominent industrial areas of the state
Johan von Schreeb on humanitarian aid
Johan Von Schreeb, a surgeon who has worked for the group Medicins Sans Frontieres, is a public health scholar with the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. His recently published PhD thesis enquired into humanitarian health assistance in countries affected by disasters. He tells Vibha Varshney why such assistance has often failed to meet the real needs of people.