India's only coastal protection system is being overhauled for economic interests

The recently released Draft Coastal Regulatory Zone, 2018, intends to replace the existing …

'Maha' dispute over the Mahanadi

The plans of both Odisha and Chhattisgarh to usurp water of the Mahanadi river have reached …

Why Eucalyptus?

Eucalyptus plantations must be raised, given the tree’s significant impact on wood …

Cities need wisdom for water

Be it Cape Town or Bengaluru, the cities, especially in Global South, need to create a new …

A story between ‘legal’ and ‘illegal’

Nobody knows (or rather, nobody wants to say) who will regulate the “permissible”…

More dams will not solve Mahanadi water conflict

Stakeholders in Odisha suggest building more dams on Mahanadi to resolve a water-sharing …

Why India needs to change the way it manages water resources

Most of the water planning and development in the country has been done as per …

Surviving the century’s worst drought in Kerala

Deficit rainfall and changing land use pattern has made water a scarce commodity in the …

Voluntary commitments can protect the ocean

Since the time taken to negotiate environmental commitments is not always worth the outcome,…

Saving oceans: shipping industry to go green

All businesses affect the oceans. Some like marine tourism have a direct effect on the …

Bengaluru should celebrate World Water Day every day

Contrary to popular imagination, water resources have been misused rampantly in the urban …

Holes in the pipeline!

Water supply in urban areas is met partly by public systems and partly, by the private sector

Copying nature is the only way to revive our rivers

Artificial groundwater recharge programmes can't be the long-term solution unless they are …

Songs of fetching water

Numerous folk songs are weaved around women going to fetch water from a well. What do they say?

Desalinating seawater can ensure water security

National water policy should include utilisation of sea water resources for holistic …

The people's environmentalist

Anupam Mishra nurtured India's environmental movement and environmentalists

Yemen: Water and energy in times of war

Water production has been seriously hampered as fewer public wells are operational due to …

Managing the mega irrigation beast

With better management, mega irrigation schemes can fulfil their large purpose

The reality of water security in Asia and Pacific regions

A recent report says that water security has improved, but long-term access to freshwater …

Coffee that will keep the Cauvery flowing

It is time we thought long and deep about the origins of our rivers. Their birth is our life

Bundelkhand's bravehearts

For villages that survived recurring droughts, the economic-ecological connection makes …

What would happen now?

A normal monsoon will be useful only if we learn lessons from the current drought