Residents’ lives in this Jodhpur basti revolve around water

Only downhill houses have water connections, others walk for several kilometres or are …

2022 too short, too far: How India struggled for water safety

Down To Earth recaps the primary environment, health and developmental news from 2022

Bengal green activist urges PM Modi to save country’s oldest botanical garden from Ganga erosion

The prime minister cleared Rs 2,550 crore to augment Ganga-bound sewage in Bengal; no …

Sarsa: Rivulet associated with pivotal moment in Guru Gobind Singh’s life is dying

The Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial complex, one of India’s largest …

Delhi government to set up Rs 10.3 crore water recycling plant in Bawana

At present, Bawana water treatment plant lacks a recycling plant leading to acute wastage …

Extreme weather events continue to hamper access to potable water, sanitation; urgent action needed: WHO 

The world is not on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal on water and …

Groundwater protection is key, emphasises Paris Unesco meet

A highlight of the event was the formation of a coalition on transboundary water cooperation

Community-driven management systems offer new options to these semi-arid Gujarat villages

All the structures in these villages were constructed by Shram Daan (voluntary labour)

UN Groundwater Summit 2022 to help raise awareness on aquifer protection, sustainable use

Key takeaways will be presented at UN 2023 Water Conference in New York in March 2023

More water is used by the bodies of those who live in nations with low development indices: Study

This will enable prediction of volume of drinking water needed in the event of a disaster

Water reserves go up; 50 reservoirs have 100% storage

Maharashta has 18 reservoirs at full capacity; Just 5 out of 143 major ones in India …

Water, Marathwada women’s woe: No brides for farmers as families look for city matches

Access to water, better infra drive marriage prospects as women yearn for more 'comfortable'…

Gandhian sanitation simplified: Reusability, sustainability lead to cleanliness

Water supply has to be linked to the system of sanitation and wastewater generation in India;…

Gandhian Sanitation: Political will, proactive sarpanch changed the sanitation scene in Mariyapuram

The village sarpanch formed self-help and youth groups to motivate the village residents; …

Gandhian Sanitation: Ariyanendal’s streets flooded regularly with grey water; here is how they got cleaned

The Tamil Nadu village used MGNREGA and Panchayat funds to build individual and community …

Gandhian Sanitation: Flood-prone Sahibganj uses height and bacteria to manage its waste

Flood-prone blocks of Sahibganj in Jharkhand use biodigester toilets; these comprise a …

Gandhian Sanitation: How Kolhapur combined toilet design, biogas to treat faecal sludge

Almost 75 per cent of the district depends on properly designed septic tanks; around 25 per …

Monsoon 2022 ends with filling up India’s major reservoirs

Some 44 reservoirs have 100 per cent storage at the end of the monsoon

Climate change blues: Many lakes to turn green, brown

Air, temperature, precipitation, lake depth and elevation determine the colour, along with …

Thamirabarani: Govt, ATREE adopt ‘hyper local’ approach to restore one of south Asia’s oldest rivers

The TamiraSES project aims to enable conditions for native biodiversity to thrive and …

Ocean carbon observing system inadequate and immature: Report

The Ocean Observing System Report Card, 2022 report card pointed at inequality in the …

This UP lake continues to stink despite over Rs 300 cr spent on cleaning it

Lack of funds to operate sewage treatment plants around the lake, locals say only boating …