Kerala flood mitigation: Chengannur canal case study

Ensuring flow in state’s blocked-out waterways can help prevent floods; public …

How the North East uses traditional means to harvest rain water

In Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, people store and harvest rain water through …

Kattas and Madakas: Decline of traditional water conservation methods

Advent of modern water conservation systems and unequal distribution of labour work in …

Delhi's Sangam Vihar needs to use its natural drainage to solve waterlogging

There is a need to look at informal settlements like Sangam Vihar as part of a larger …

Urban lake: A reflection of its watershed

Critical to any lake ecosystem, the urban lake’s watershed is the surrounding land …

10 critical steps for Ganga revival

As PM Modi advises states along the river to shift focus from Namami to Arth Ganga, it is …

An India where dams are no longer the new temples

As India’s water crisis deepens, the Jal Shakti ministry has the unenviable task of …

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 …

Ganga needs more than just cleaning

Government reforms must include basin-scale hydrological and ecological conservation efforts

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 …