Restore flow, rivers are self-purifying

We need to go back to the drawing board of Jackie King, the South African who won the World …

Can we declare ourselves ODF, without managing the collected excreta?

A lowdown on how to clean India and keep it that way

Swachh Bharat Mission: Need focus on citywide sanitation, clean Ganga

Safe and equitable access to sanitation and ensuring behavioural change necessary for sustenance

Decentralised wastewater solutions the need of the hour for India

With the country hurtling towards a water crisis and treated wastewater a possible …

Everyone loves an overflowing dam

Even as the government raced to fill up the reservoir of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by …

Aquifer mapping programme critical to raise groundwater levels

The National Aquifer Mapping and Management Programme aims to cover more than 25 …

Jal Shakti Abhiyan: What can make it more impactful

While the government has ambitious plans to solve the ongoing water crisis, there is a need …

Perennial rivers turning seasonal a disturbing trend

We need to work on plans to restore our plain-fed rivers and all other aspects which affect …

Saving the degraded river basin

Assam shows how water needs can be met without disturbing a river’s ecology

Cauvery faces manifold threats in Tamil Nadu

The delta is up against a subsidence threat due to lack of sediment flow from upstream …

Chennai water crisis: A wake-up call for Indian cities

Cities being the powerhouse of our economy, much more is required to make them sustainable …

India needs to conserve waterbodies and value them

Let’s not destroy our waterbodies in the name of development and rather value their …

Chennai water crisis: Some suggestions to avert a redux

Here are some suggestions to see to it that another incident like Chennai going dry does …

CWC water availability report: Better methodology but questions remain

The current study has not looked at the most crucial data — how much water, of the …

Catch where it falls: Tradition for water revolution

We have not understood the science and art of harvesting rain on land. It's time we …

Depleting groundwater costs farmers heavily

The groundwater level in India has declined by 61 per cent between 2007 and 2017, according …

India’s deepening water crisis: How villages had water before govt took over

Villagers captured rainwater wherever it fell. A hectare of desert land in Barmer, for …

India’s water crisis: The clock is ticking

We need to promote a decentralised approach, with a key focus on water conservation, source …

Can Ministry of Jal Shakti save Indian rivers?

The new ministry has its work cut out as old ministries’ track record in cleaning and …

From village pradhans to Pradhan Mantri: Devolve power and invest political will

PM Narendra Modi’s letters to panchayat heads to conserve water revives the …

Cauvery: The river that the Tamils thought would never fail

The ‘Ganga of South India’ may be dying now, but was once a cherished waterbody …

Resident Welfare Associations can contribute big to conserve water

A case study from JR Nagar RWA in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh